Michigan 4-H Horse Judges and Show Volunteers Conference 2024

January 13, 2024 - January 14, 2024

Registration Deadline: January 2, 2024 - 11:45PM

MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

Contact: Carla McLachlan

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 2, 2024, to avoid the late registration fee (additional $20). Online payment and registration link: https://commerce.cashnet.com/MSU_3645

For counties interested in using University account numbers for payment, please send an email prior to January 2, to the event coordinator, Carla McLachlan at carlam@msu.edu

Agenda Subject to change based on speaker availability.

Michigan 4-H Horse Judges & Show Volunteers Conference Agenda
January 13th-14th, 2024
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

Saturday, January 13th

7:30 – 8:30 AM       Continental Breakfast                                                         

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   Evaluating Hunter Under Saddle-Craig Wood 
Hiring Judges  (Including Social Media) – Tom Rossman & Christy Deal

11:35 – 12:35 PM    Draft Horse Conformation-David Lindsay                                                          

12:45 – 1:30 PM      LUNCH (and Networking Time)

1:30 – 3:00 PM       Judging Hunter Over Fences-Craig Wood       
                                    Coffee With Horse Judges-A Q & A Panel for Show Managers- Karen Waite,
                                   Jennifer Wahr, Terri Delbridge, TBD

3:00 – 3:15 PM       BREAK

3:15 – 4:45 PM       Evaluating Equitation Over Fences-Craig Wood
Horse Show Software and Office Organization-Megan McCally and Rebecca Rhett

4:45- 5:30 PM         Pattern Class Potpourri-Using the “New” Scoring System-Group Judging

5:30 – 6:00 PM       What Horse Judging Has Done for Me-Craig Wood   

6:15-6:30 PM          Dodge Miner and Schroeder Strefling Award    
Dinner on your own, Social Time

Sunday, January 14th

9 AM – 10:30 AM    Form to Function-John Shelle

10:40 – 11:45 AM    Using Form to Function in a Mixed Breed Class -Karen Waite          

11:45 – 12 Noon     Conference Wrap Up – Judges Advisory Committee

Lunch on your own for Conditional Judges

1:00 – 3:00 PM       Conditional Judges Program (Mandatory for ALL Conditional Judges)
                              Facilitators: Stacie Rulison, and Karen Waite

Safe Travels and Have a Great Show Season!

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