Casie Bass Campus FarmStudents study horses in the colt barn with equine Assistant Professor Casie Bass, center, at the UW-River Falls Campus Farm. Staff file photo by Kathy M Helgeson.


Horse Judging Youth Clinic offered at UW-River Falls

February 16, 2018 -- The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is offering a Horse Judging Youth Clinic on Saturday, April 7, at the Campus Farm, 1475 S. Wasson Lane, River Falls. The clinic is intended for 4-H and FFA youth interested in learning or improving their horse judging skills. FFA advisors, 4-H leaders and coaches are also encouraged to attend.

The clinic instructor is Casie Bass, assistant professor of animal science at UW-River Falls.

Participants will learn basic information regarding judging horse conformation and balance with a focus on the rules and criteria used to evaluate different classes of horses such as Western Pleasure, Reining and Hunter Under Saddle. Participants will spend time evaluating and discussing live horses of various classes. The clinic will also cover how to effectively take notes for classes and organize them into sets of oral reasons. Participants will have an opportunity to deliver oral reasons.

The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 7. Meals and refreshment breaks are included in the registration fee. Discounted, early bird registration rates are available until Monday, March 12. The deadline for registration is Friday, March 30. To register, visit

For more information, contact Bass at

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