FINALIST PROFILE
OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR FINALIST

MICHELLE DEBENHAM

MEET MICHELLE

Michelle is an FEI level 3 Technical Delegate and has officiated at numerous FEI events both here and in the UK including the unique distinction of being assistant TD at Badminton.

Locally Michelle has brought her experience and knowledge to a range of events including Pakenham Horse Trials and Geelong Horse Trials. Michelle has a vast range of experience including that of competitor, parent of a competitor, OC member and top level International Official. Michelle is willing to share her knowledge widely and was an educator at Eventing Officials education courses in Victoria and Tasmania. Notably she led the engagement, during the COVID-19 competition shutdown, of Eventing officials and other interested parties in a series of highly informative “Zoom meetings” as part of the The Australian Eventing Forum which now has over 200 members.

 

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

JUDGING CRITERIA
  • Level of competition officiated – state, national and/or international
  • Contribution to the wider officiating community within their sport, i.e. mentoring, development initiatives, etc.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous training and learning
HOW TO VOTE - VOTING HAS CLOSED

Before casting your vote we’d like you to get to know our finalists by reading their profiles below.

You’ll also need your membership number, so have it handy when you’re ready to make your selections. We also ask that you look at the criteria listed for each category and use these points to make your decision – remember, it’s not about just being a nice person!

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VOTING ELIGIBILITY

You must have been a financial member at some point during the period 1 July 2019 until Monday 21 September 2020 to be eligible to cast a vote. You are only able to submit ONE voting form per category. The following will be deemed void and will be removed:

  • duplicate votes in a category by the same member
  • unfinancial members (as per time period above)
  • invalid or incorrect membership numbers

2019

OFFICIAL of the year

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