• Horse Judging Clinic Cassie Bass
  • Horse Judging Clinic presentation
  • Horse Judging Clinic Bass

Animal and Food Science

Youth Horse Judging Clinic

This virtual clinic is intended for participants of all experiences interested in learning how to evaluate horse balance, conformation, in-hand classes, as well as performance classes.  Interested individuals may include students from 4-H, FFA youth members, horse owners, agricultural education coaches, as well as anyone wanting to prepare or improve their horse judging skills. Participants of all judging abilities and levels are welcome!

Topics during this half-day virtual program (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) will focus on, but not be limited to, horse balance and conformation, muscling and overall quality, Western pleasure, Western riding, ranch riding, trail, hunter under saddle, hunter hack, Western horsemanship, and hunt seat equitation. Participants will also gain substantial knowledge in providing good sets of oral reasons for judging competitions.

The clinic will be taught be Dr. Casie Bass, associate professor of animal science at UW-River Falls. Dr. Bass will use a judging manual with detailed descriptions, as well as photos and videos of both halter and performance classes. The manual will be emailed to registered participants as a pdf file prior to March 27.

  • 2019 Horse Judging Team at AQHA
  • Horse Judging Youth Clinic coach pic
  • 2018 Horse Judging Team at AQHA

2021 Virtual Clinic 

Saturday, March 27
9:00 am - 1:00pm

For the registration form, click here. Please print, complete and mail in the form.

For more information, email

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