Originally Posted by A knack for horses
AHHH!!! Another FFA-er!!! I'm not what state you are in, but the horse judging is great. At the satate level, you will judge 8 classes. Four performance classes and 4 halter. Performance classes will be things like WP, EP, Horsemanship, HUS, Reining, and Huntseat equitation. The winner of the each division at the state level get to go to National Convention and Judge at the national level.
The competition is divided into two divisions: Reasons and Non-Reasons. Non-reasons individuals will only judge the eight classes. The reasons division will give two sets of reasons after the competition, and those scores will be added to your placings scores. WHen results come out, you will have an individual score (Reasons or Non-Reasons) and a team score.
It really is a great way to get to practice judging, and a great way to have fun!
If you have any questions, just ask. ;)
great quote, by the way. Love that song, rodney atkins is amazing.
I'm in a tiny, small-town high school in florida, and i'm not looking to do anything major or go to any state conventions or anything fancy like that, i'd just like to be involved with something I like that will show up on my resume.
Would I be judging classes like "in hand" classes? (presentation, control, confo, etc.)
Or would I be judging actual riding, control, behavior of the horse and rider as a team?
And am I going to certain horseshows or something like that? I just want to do something modest, subtle, local, something like that. Nothing big.