MI 4-H Horse Judges and Show Managers Conference

January 18, 2019 - January 19, 2019

Crowne Plaza Lansing West

 Agenda subject to change based on speaker availability

Agenda (PDF)

Friday, January 18th

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Conditional Judges Program (Mandatory for ALL Conditional Judges) Stacie Rulison, Amy Franks and Karen Waite

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Check-In For Early Arrivals

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Judges Advisory Committee Meeting

7:45 – 8:00 p.m. Welcome and Conference Overview Karen Waite

8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Horse Show Roundtable Sessions Judges Advisory Committee, All

Saturday, January 19

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Myths of Horse Judging Karen Waite

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Break

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Introduction of New Conditional Judges, MI 4-H Horse & Pony Project Update

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Evaluating Miniature Horse Conformation & Showmanship Jim McKeith

11:30 – 12:15 p.m. MIHA or 4-H? You Be the Judge Amy Franks and Marc Delisle

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. An Introduction to the New AQHA Pattern Scoring System Kathryn Boggetta


The Ins and Outs of Fundraising in 4-H Deb Morgan & Laurie Rivetto

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Evaluating Miniature Horse Driving and Reinsmanship Jim McKeith


What Horse Judges and Show Managers Want (and Don’t Want) Mark Blodger

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. The Business of Horse Judging – Part 1 Jacob Strecker


A Well – Oiled Machine: The Well Organized Show Office Jennifer Kiser and Aftin Ruhle

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Equine Disease Outbreaks at the Horse Show

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. The Motivations of MI 4-H Horse Judges Maria Rising

Hotel and Registration Information – MI 4-H Horse Judges & Show Managers Conference

Crowne Plaza Lansing West
925 South Creyts Road, Lansing, MI 48917

Group Name: MI 4H Horse Judges and Show Volunteers Conference or they can give the group code M4H. Online hotel reservations also available. Must reserve by Dec 15 for reduced rates.

Fees: $75 on time Registration Deadline is January 10. After Jan. 10 registration fees are $90.00.

On Line registration for the conference at -- https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3645 

If you prefer to pay by check or money order please send with a check made payable to Michigan State University to: MI 4-H Judges Conference, Attn: C. McLachlan, 474 S. Shaw Lane, 1287 Anthony Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824. Be sure to include your name and contact information with the check.

If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Carla McLachlan, Program/Events Manager, Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University. MCLACHL2@msu.edu or 517-432-5402.

Show Managers, this is a great opportunity to network with judges and also build your show management skills!

**Michigan 4-H Horse Judges are required to attend the conference once every three years to maintain good standing on the MI 4-H Judges list. This conference also fulfills the yearly seminar requirement for judges on that list.

Michigan State University Extension

Related Topic Areas

Youth Events, 4-H Horses & Ponies, 4-H

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