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 FFA Horse Judging Competition – April 28th 2016 at UMASS Hadley Horse Farm

Practice schedule :

Wednesdays in Mrs. Melino’s room

Overview

In this CDE, you evaluate and rank horses on breed characteristics, conformation, and performance. Team members cooperatively complete problems related to equine selection, management, nutrition and production. You will also give oral reasons explaining your placing of various classes.

Purpose:

The purpose of the National FFA Horse Evaluation Career Development Event is to:

1. Promote the study of and interest in equine science selection, care and well being, management and production through the agricultural education curriculum.

2. Encourage experiential learning through use of practical skills and applied knowledge.

3. To create a foundation for career choices by building an awareness of opportunities within the equine industry.

4. To advance knowledge in equine science selection, care and well being, management and production of horses.

5. To provide the opportunity to evaluate, make decisions and orally justify decisions on conformation traits and performance of horses.

The competition will consist of multiple parts

  1. Written test
  2. Judging performance classes
  3. Judging halter classes
  4. In hand (one person)
  5. Team activity

Halter classes may be represented by the following breeds and types:

Quarter Horse, Conformation Hunter, Appaloosa, Arabian, Paint, American Saddle Bred and Morgan.

Performance classes may include:

Western Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation, Western Pleasure, Western Riding, Reining, English Pleasure (Saddle Seat), Hunter Under Saddle (Hunt Seat), Trail and Hunter Hack.

There will be two classes selected for oral reasons.

Resources

Breeds:

http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/horses/

Oral Reasons:

 

Judging Western Pleasure – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMP9OMMEmW8&list=PLqzW9MdzhJf8uQoj3egtxD5DKzDDheS7Q

Halter Conformation – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z9AlY-xMkQ

Conformation – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz3YUvVAwu0&list=PLqzW9MdzhJf8uQoj3egtxD5DKzDDheS7Q&index=2

Judging Hunter under Saddle – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7KvcpxEAos&index=4&list=PLqzW9MdzhJf8uQoj3egtxD5DKzDDheS7Q

Judging Reining – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRYtMhjb7A4&list=PLqzW9MdzhJf8uQoj3egtxD5DKzDDheS7Q&index=6

 

Tack:

Horse tack equipment guide

Home

http://www.horsechannel.com/horse-exclusives/online-bit-guide.aspx

http://www.horsesaddleshop.com/horbitter.html

http://macgregorstables.com/A%20training%20guide%20on%20bits.htm

http://www.horsebitbank.com/articles.html

Manuals

Developing Effective Oral Reasons Manual DRAFT

Judging-EnglishEq

Judging-Halter

JudgingManual_Download

Judging-WorkHunters

Kentucky manual

KSU_Horse_Judging_Manual

NC manual

oklahoma manual

Practice classes:

Awesome! https://www.facebook.com/Equestions

http://equestions.weebly.com/

http://horseandrider.com/conformation-clinic/c/1

 

Other resources

http://www.thinklikeahorse.org/index-5.html

http://www.wellsborosd.k12.pa.us/Page/2228

http://animalscience.tamu.edu/livestock-species/equine/online-judging/

http://msucares.com/4h_Youth/horse_judging/practice.html

http://www.animal.ufl.edu/youth/horse/judging.shtml

http://www.animal.ufl.edu/youth/horse/HorseJudgingInfo.shtml

http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P=G2837

http://quizlet.com/37485514/ffa-horse-judging-cde-practice-test-flash-cards/

horse coat colors

horse judging resources

http://animal.ifas.ufl.edu/Youth/horse/HorseJudgingInfo.shtml

http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/horses/

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agripedia/

http://fscchorsejudging.blogspot.com/

http://www.gaaged.org/Games/horse_judging.htm

http://www.4-h.ext.vt.edu/programs/anscience/horse/Events/Hippology/hippology.html

Developing Effective Oral Reasons Manual DRAFT

http://www.flashcardmachine.com/tc-ffahorsejudgingwrittens.html

Performance classes:

http://www.nrha.com/handbook/judgingdiagrams.pdf

Videos: