Horse Judging School

Date: Time: 9:30 am–3:30 pm
Animal Sciences Complex
Additional Info: ANSC
Contact: Kathy Anderson, 402-472-6414,

Additional Public Info:

February 16, 2017


Contact: Kathy Anderson,
Phone: 402-472-6414


Lincoln, Neb. – February 16, 2017 – Aspiring horse show judges and exhibitors, or anyone who wants to learn how horses are judged can do so this spring. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is pleased to announce its 2017 Horse Judging School, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., April 22, 2017, at the UNL Animal Science Complex, on East Campus.

This horse show judges school is a must for current judges, aspiring judges, judging team coaches, and youth. UNL Extension Equine Specialist Kathy Anderson said the judges school is also perfect for exhibitors because it is the best way to learn how one is being judged, so exhibitors can do a better job when in the arena.

“We have a lot of youth who are on judging teams and folks coaching them, what better way to learn more about judging than to come and hear from experienced judges and coaches?” Anderson said.

We constantly need new judges for horse shows of all levels and attending this year’s school is one way you can get certified for the Nebraska 4-H horse shows.”

The Nebraska 4-H Horse Show Judging Certification test will be offered at no additional cost for those needing to be re-certified, or desiring to become new 4-H Horse judges.

A great addition to this year’s school is not only will there will be classroom sessions, but there will be live classes in the arena to practice. Horsemanship, trail, ranch riding, halter, and how to conduct oral reasons the collegiate way will be the focus of this year’s school.

Speakers include: Kathy Anderson, UNL Extension Equine Specialist; Lena Luck, UNL Extension Equine Specialist for youth; and Rebecca Gunderson, UNL equine graduate student.

The cost per person is $30 for youth, ages 10 -18 years old, and $40 for adults, ages 19 years and
older. Please register at to reserve your spot. Make your check payable to
UNL Animal Science and mail it to Kathy Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, C204 Animal Science Complex, Lincoln, NE 68583-0908.

For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 402-472-6414 or or visit: For more information on the Nebraska 4-H Horse Show Judge Certification test, visit:

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Horse Judging School.

The Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United States Department of Agriculture.

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.

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