Tuesday, December 02, 2014

New Zealand: Bulfin adds one more string to judging bow

Stuff.co.nz - Full Article

Peter Jones

Marlborough Endurance and Trail Riding Club member Heidi Bulfin is now an internationally recognised judge.

Bulfin, who qualified as a national judge six years ago, was informed last week that she had been promoted to International (FEI) two-star Endurance Judge and two-star Technical Delegate (TD) - becoming the youngest FEI TD in New Zealand.

The new role means she can officiate at international endurance events, five of which are held in New Zealand each year.

Bulfin, 38, joined the Marlborough Endurance and Trail Riding Club in 2006, almost immediately being co-opted on to the committee. She has held every role over the past eight years, including treasurer, president for six years and now secretary.

To stage trail and endurance rides, of which the club hosts 10 a year, the club must have at least two officials in attendance, so Bulfin decided to give that side of her sport a go. She began as a national official in 2008 after completing a course in Christchurch...

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