Job description Horse Identifier near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what work is like for a horse identifier in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Sports officials and referees (NOC 5253).

Sports officials and referees


Sports officials and referees observe and enforce rules and regulations governing sporting events, athletic games and sports competitions. They are employed by national, provincial and local sporting commissions, organizations and leagues.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Officiate at sporting events or athletic competitions to maintain standards of play and to ensure that game rules and safety regulations are observed
  • Record lapsed time and keep scores during events or competitions
  • Judge the performance of competitors, award points, impose penalties for infractions and determine results
  • Compile scores and other athletic records
  • Establish and maintain rapport with coaches, players and organizing committees
  • Verify credentials of athletes or animals engaged in sports or related special events, and respond to written protests.

Job titles

  • sports official
  • umpire
  • clerk of the course - racetrack
  • harness racing starter
  • referee
  • racetrack timer
  • athletics judge
  • goal judge
  • sports linesman/woman
  • figure skating judge

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