Florida State Fair Contest: February 7, 2015, Tampa
State 4-H & FFA Contest: April 4, 2015, Gainesville
- 4-H/FFA Judging School (Dec. '14)
- Florida State Fair 4-H Horse Judging (2014)
- 2014 State 4-H/FFA Contest
-Results, 2013 (pdf)
- Reasons Workshop, Cancelled for '14
- Preliminary FFA Contest (scroll to p. 2)
- Online Horse Judging Information
- Scoring Placing Classes (online calculator)
- Regional Competition
- National Competition
In Horse Judging, youth learn to evaluate a horse's form as it relates to function, and compare it to the ideal as well as to other horses. The added benefit is that it gives youth the opportunity to sharpen their decision making skills and their ability to defend those decisions.
The State 4-H & FFA Horse Judging Contest is held in Gainesville in the covered arena at UF's Horse Teaching Unit. The contest at the State Fair will be the preliminary contest for FFA with a small 4-H division. To help prepare for the State contest, a Reasons Workshop is offered in March for 4-H and FFA where youth can get individual instruction and practice on reasons.
Further horse judging opportunities around the state will be listed on the main calendar.
First and second place teams in the State 4-H Horse Judging will earn the right to compete at the Regional competition (sites vary each year throughout the southeast). The first place team at the State contest is also eligible to compete at Eastern Nationals in Louisville, KY in November.
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