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Horse Judging

May 2

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  1. Date. The contest will be held on May 2, 2017.
  1. Location.  Julie Vogue, 2606 South Road, Whitesboro, TX.  This is Mrs. Vogue’s personal barn and training complex so we will have markings where to park.There will be a port-a-potty on site.  Lunch will be provided for contestants.  Plan to bring a sack lunch/drinks for spectators.  We will be outside for this contest.  Bring chairs for the contestants/spectators.  Caps or hats will be allowed for the contestants.  Sunscreen is recommended.
  1. Schedule.
  • Contest Check-in 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
  • Orientation 10:00 a.m.
  • Contest begins following orientation
  • Awards Conclusion of contest tabulations
  1. Registration.Each participating member is required to register on 4-H Connect (https://texas.4honline.com) and pay the $12.00 registration fee. Registration will open on April 6, 2017 and close at midnight April 28, 2017.  Agents, please ensure all 4-H members have registered before certifying on the county level.
  1. Participation. Contestants must be active 4-H members enrolled in a Texas 4-H and Youth Development county program in District IV. Contestants must also be academically eligible (according to UIL rules) to compete on the day of the contest.
  1. Divisions. Divisions are determined by a participant’s grade as of September 1 of the current 4-H year. Divisions for this contest are:
Junior 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (minimum age of 8)
Intermediate 6th, 7th or 8th grade
Senior 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade (maximum age of 18)
  1. Entries per county.  Each county may enter unlimited teams/individuals per division listed above.  If the county has multiple team entries, denote team as:
    <County> Jr Team #1
    <County> Jr Team #2
    <County> Jr Team #3

    <County> Int Team #1
    <County> Int Team #2
    <County> Int Team #3

    <County> Sr Team #1
    <County> Sr Team #2
    <County> Sr Team #3

    Please no “Team Names”.  The top 3 placed senior teams and/or individuals will advance to state.

  1. Members per team. Teams consist of 3 or 4 members of the same division. Junior members will be allowed to move up to the intermediate division in order to complete a team. Juniors and intermediates are not allowed to move up to the senior division. Only the top 3 total individual scores will count toward team awards.
  1. Awards. 1st through 5th place individual and team awards in each age category will be presented.
  1. Participants with disabilities. Any competitor who requires auxiliary aids or special accommodations must contact the District Extension Office, or note when registering on 4-H Connect, at least 2 weeks before the competition to request such needs.
  1. Judging Classes.The horse contest will consist of six (6) to eight classes (8) with four horses in each class.  There will be two (2) to four (4) halter classes and four (4) to six (6) performance classes. Judging class cards will be used for the contest.
  1. Judging Cards.Each contestant will use a single scannable score sheet to record his/her placings for each class. Contestants should familiarize themselves with this sheet prior to competing. Example of scan sheet:  https://www.judgingcard.com/ScanSheets/samples/705A-12.pdf
  1. Oral Reasons. Senior contestants will give one (1) set of oral reasons on a halter class and two (2) sets of oral reasons on a performance class. Intermediates will give one (1) set of reasons on a halter class and one (1) set on a performance class. Junior contestants will give one (1) set of oral reasons on a halter class. Contestants will be notified at the time of placing whether or not reasons will be required on the class being judged at that time.
  1. Resources.http://animalscience.tamu.edu/academics/equine/online-judging/index.htm


May 2


Julie Vogue
2606 South Road
Whitesboro, TX United States


District IV 4-H