As a young FEI judge building my career in the sport and developing my skills, I was lucky to be supported by the FEI exchange program in expanding my experience.
My passion for the sport has guided me for my whole life and in addition to my involvement in the national sports’ level and in the Israeli Equestrian Federation as a member of the show jumping committee, I have commenced in an international equestrian education process few years ago. Throughout the years I have been pursuing my professional development in becoming both a FEI judge and a FEI steward and investing time and efforts to become better one. Doing so, I have been looking for opportunities around the world to judge and get more experience in every kind of event possible.
Coming from a small country with no international competitions, I have to pursue this goal outside of Israel leaning on good people along the way that have opened doors for meeting and helped me to become a better official. Along these people, the FEI exchange program had an important place in helping me realise these opportunities. The Exchange program is an important tool for all officials to open new doors and possibilities around the world, in different level of events which results in improving our professionality as officials. In a sport’s world that is becoming more and more professional, we are obliged to keep the highest standards as official and keep thriving to develop our competences. The support of the program to gather with the IJOC club whether by offering financial support or opening doors to new events is a fundamental step in my sportive journey and I hope others can have the opportunity to enjoy it as well.