Saturday, November 3, 2012 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Equestrian Center | Ellsworth Community College | Iowa Falls, Iowa
This clinic is for individuals with a desire to learn the basics of horse show judging or improve their judging skills. Individuals successfully completing the clinic and written examination will become registered Iowa horse show judges.
- The Certification Clinic is designed to provide high quality training for judges working with 4-H youth, individuals who are, or aspire to be, horse show judges and obtain practical “hands on” experience in judging horse classes.
- Participating judges will have an opportunity to judge 8-10 conformation and performance classes. (see judging schedule)
- Adult individuals successfully completing the clinic and a written examination will be included in the Iowa Horse Show Judges List that is distributed to Iowa State University Extension offices and open horse show organizations.
- For information on becoming an Iowa approved 4-H/ open horse show judge visit the Iowa State University Equine Science page or contact Dr. Peggy Auwerda, Iowa State University Extension equine specialist.
- This is an aApproved POA Judges Clinic. Card renewals and new applications are welcome. Contact Lee Ann Haack for information concerning POA certification.
David J. Denniston, associate professor at Colorado State University, has 26 years of experience in the horse business and 19 years judging experience. He holds judges cards for AQHA, APHA, and NSBA. Learn more about Dr. Denniston at the clinician page.
Youth and adult spectators are invited to attend and participate in learning more about what a judge looks for at a horse show. This is a great opportunity to provide experience to youth judging teams or just learn about the thought process a judge uses for successful judging. A reduced registration rate is available for spectators not seeking certification or renewal.
Iowa 4-H Horse Judging Contest
The 2012 Iowa 4-H Horse Judging Contest will be held concurrently with the Judges' Clinic and 4-H members will be judging the same classes. The senior 4-H winning team will represent Iowa at the National Western Stock Show in Colorado in January 2013. For information on signing up as an individual or team, please visit the Iowa 4-H Horse Page. Registration deadline is October 23, 2012.