No one is too young or too old to learn more about judging horses.
Horse judging follows a basic system of evaluating horses based on the ideal for each breed and discipline.
2022 Horse Judging Results Are In!
Thank you to all of our contestants and to our volunteers who helped the 2022 Midwest Horse Fair Horse Judging Competition run smoothly!
Click on the PDF files below to see detailed final results.
Must be listed age as of contest date
- Tiny Tot: 9 years old & under
- Junior-Junior: 10-13 years old
- Junior: 14-17 years old
- Senior: 18+ years old
- Team: 4 Contestants per Team (Contestants must be 10 years of age). The lowest of the four scores will be dropped (if your team only has three people, the 4th score will be dropped) and the remaining three scores will be added for your team’s total score.
- Judging: Four classes - two halter, two performance (50 points each - total of 200 points)
- Points will be determined by accuracy and cuts
- 20 Questions: Help sharpen your observation skills (5 points each - total of 100 points)
- Based on the classes you judged.You may use notes taken while judging classes.
- Written Test: Will take place after the live judging (2 points each - total of 50 points)
- The written test will be available for all participants to view, but only the Junior-Juniors, Juniors and Seniors will be tested.
Rules and Regulations:
- All team contestants will automatically be entered as an individual in their respective division.
- A team must consist of individuals from the same age division.
- Official dress is not required. Appropriate horse attire is appreciated but not required. Please wear close toed shoes (tennis shoes or boots).
Contestants Should Bring:
- Two No. 2 pencils
- Blank notebook paper
Horse Judging Competition
Menzel's Amish Shelters And Fabrication
Horse Judging Competition in Nutrena Arena
Horse Judging Q & A Session & Awards in Nutrena Loyall Room