School of Agriculture

and

Natural Resources

Horse Judging

 

Contest Description and Objectives:

The students will judge the following classes:

  • Conformation Class - English-type pleasure horse: To be judged on over-all conformation, suitability and soundness as an English-type horse .
  • Conformation Class - Western-type pleasure horse: To be judged on over all conformation, suitability and soundness as a western-type horse .
  • Performance Class - English Pleasure
  • Performance Class - Western Pleasure

Pre-Contest Preparation

Learn how to record results on a judging card
 
Team Composition:

2 students per team and a maximum of 3 teams per school.

 

Contest Rules

1. English Pleasure Class horses will be judged at a walk, trot, canter - both ways of the ring. Horses to be judged on manners, conformations and way of going as a English pleasure horse.

2. Western Pleasure Class horses will be judged at a walk, jog, lope - both ways of the ring. Horses to be judged on manners, conformation and way of going as a Western pleasure horse.

3. Each class will consist of four horses, there will be 15 minutes to judge each class and questions may be asked after the horses have left the ring.

 

Contest Location and Starting Time(s)

Equine Arena at 10:30 a.m.

 

Prizes:

High Team - Certificate
High Individual - Certificate and Scholarship
Second High Individual - Certificate

 

Typical Judging Card

 Name  _____________  1234 1243  1324  1342  1423  1432
 School  _____________  2134 2143  2314  2341  2413  2431
 Class  _____________  3124 3142   3214  3241  3412  3421
 Score  _____________  4123  4132  4213  4231  4312  4321

Questions

 

 

 

 


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