Two British dressage judges have joined the judging elite.

Isobel Wessels and Andrew Gardner have been awarded five-star judging status by the FEI. The duo join Stephen Clarke as Britain’s only judges at this level and just another 30 or so judges around the world.

Five-star status renders a judge eligible to judge at championships around the world.

This news story was first pubished in the current issue of Horse & Hound (2 June, 2011)