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

Animal and Food Science

Youth Horse Judging Clinic

The clinic is intended for 4-H and FFA youth members, as well as agricultural education coaches, wanting to prepare or improve their horse judging skills. Participants of all judging experiences and levels are welcome!

During the day-long program (9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Colt Barn on the UWRF Campus Farm), participants will learn basic information regarding judging horse balance and conformation, with a focus on rules and judging criteria used to evaluate different classes (halter and performance). Participants will also learn how to effectively take notes for classes and organize them into sets of oral reasons. Several focus sessions will include evaluation and discussion with live horses and riders.

Classes will discuss and include the following topics:

  • Halter (in-hand)
  • Western pleasure
  • Western riding
  • Trail
  • Reining
  • Ranch riding
  • Hunter under saddle
  • Hunter hack
  • Working hunter
  • Western horsemanship
  • Hunt seat equitation

Student participants will not only leave with judging knowledge and experience, but also a t-shirt and judging manual. Food and snacks are provided throughout the day as well.

Join Dr. Bass and the UWRF Horse Judging Team for a day of fun!

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

2020 Clinic Registration Now Open

The 2020 Youth Horse Judging Clinic is set for Saturday, March 7. Download and return the registration form by Feb. 22 for early bird pricing.

For more information, email or call 715-425-4769.

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Animal and Food Science
242 Food Science Addition
590 S. Spruce Street
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