THA HELPER RANKINGS

 

1 STAR

Basic level. Has knowledge of all helper equipment, an understanding of the rules and the importance of safety and trial procedures. Has an understanding of fundamental techniques.

 

2 STAR

Capable of working a Club Trial. Proficient in all aspects of an IGP1, IGP 2 or possibly an IGP 3 routine. Demonstrates suitable endurance to work a Club Trial.

 

3 STAR

Capable of working a Club Trial without question, and a Regional. Possseses all elements of 1 and 2 Star.

 

4 STAR

Capable of working a Regional or a National, demonstrating extreme control, strength and edurance in the work. What separates this Helper from the 3 Star Helper is his or her ability to follow the Judge's directions to an infinite degree. The Judge should want and recommend the use of this Helper again for a National or Regional event.

 

5 STAR

Capable of National or World level work. Primarily a skill and endurance-based assessment but of course the attitude mentioned in 4 Star, is of equal importance.