Michigan 4-H Horse Judges and Show Volunteers Conference

January 14, 2023 - January 15, 2023

Registration Deadline: January 15, 2023 - 12:00AM

4301 Farm Ln, Lansing, MI 48910


Contact: Karen Waite

This annual event hosted by the Department of Animal Science and the MI 4-H Horse Judges Advisory Committee is open to all Judges, Horse Show Mangers, and adult Volunteers. The registration fee is $80 and includes lunch on Saturday as well as program materials.

Please register by January 6, 2023, to avoid the late registration fee (additional $15). Click on the button below for online payment and registration:

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For counties interested in using University account numbers for payment, please send an email to prior to January 7.

Event coordinator, Carla McLachlan at carlam@msu.edu.

Agenda

Saturday, January 14th

  • 7:30 – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Auditorium
  • 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM Welcome and Overview, Roundtable Icebreaker Session
  • 9:45 – 10:00 AM Introduction of New Conditional Judges, MI 4-H Horse & Pony Project Update, Karen Waite
  • 10:00 – 11:30 AM Scoring Ranch Riding and Arena Evaluation, Dan Grunewald OR Hiring Judges (Including Social Media) – Tom Rossman & Christy Deal
  • 11:30 – 12:00 PM Saddle Seat Appointments – Terri Delbridge
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM LUNCH
  • 1:00 – 2:30 PM Evaluating & Scoring Reining & Arena Demonstrations- Dan Grunewald OR A Well-Oiled Machine: The Well-Organized Show Office
  • 2:30 – 2:45 PM BREAK
  • 2:45 – 4:00 PM Accessibility and Accommodations at the Horse Show, Extra Classes & Brainstorming – Deb Morgan, Stacie Rulison
  • 4:00- 5:30 PM Evaluating & Scoring Western Horsemanship & Arena Demonstrations Amy Franks
  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM Evaluating & Scoring Cutting and Arena Demonstrations

Sunday, January 15th

  • 8:30 – 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast Auditorium
  • 9 AM – 10:15 AM Evaluating Western Pleasure/TBD
  • 10:20 – 11:45 AM Scoring Oral Reasons & Delivering Them in “The Wild” – Karen Waite
  • 11:45 – 12 Noon Conference Wrap Up – Judges Advisory Committee
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Lunch on your own for Conditional Judges

  • 1:00 – 5:00 PM Conditional Judges Program (Mandatory for ALL Conditional Judges) Facilitators: Stacie Rulison, Amy Franks and Karen Waite

Registration for this event has closed.

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