Michigan 4-H/FFA Horse Judging Contest

April 16, 2023 8:00AM - 5:00PM

2022 Michigan 4-H/FFA Horse Judging Contest.

Participants in competitive horse judging learn how to properly judge horses of various breeds and disciplines. A horse judging contest involves two actions: First, you must place a class of horses; second, you must be able to orally defend why you placed them that way. Horse judging helps youth to develop communication skills, make decisions based on facts and observations, compete with a sportsmanlike attitude, learn a skill essential for success in the horse industry and develop self-confidence. There are opportunities for the top three senior horse judging teams to go on to compete at the National 4-H level. Check out this MSU Extension article on “How to start a 4-H horse judging team” for more information.

The 2023 4-H/FFA Horse Judging Contest will be held April 16, 2023 at the Michigan State University Pavilion. Please see the contest rules and registration information below. The registration deadline is April 3, 2023.