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State 4-H Horse Judging Contest

The 4-H Horse Judging Contest provides youth an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of equine-related subject matter, including structure and movement, in a competitive setting. This contest will provide an educational experience for all participants. 

The two days prior to the contest, the KSU Horse Judging Team will be hosting a beginner and advanced Horse Judging Educational Camp for youth. For more information regarding their registration click here. It will be released soon. 

What:  2023 Kansas State 4-H Horse Judging Contest

  • Cost:  $20/individual, includes lunch
  • Additional lunches for coaches:  $10

When:  June 15, 2023

  • Check-in:  8:00 a.m.
  • Contest begins:  9:00 a.m.

Where:  Saline County Expo Center; Salina, KS

Who:  The contest awards are available to all Kansas 4-H members 9-18.

  • Out-of-state, and non 4-H Horse Judging Camp attendees are welcome to participate in the contest for practice, but they will not be eligible for 4-H awards. Please select practice contest during camp registration. 

Registration: COACHES only complete registration for your teams here

Registration Deadline: May 15th, 11:59 PM

2023 Horse Judging Contest Rules

2023 Results:

2022 Results: 

Previous Results: 2021 Horse Judging Results


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Kelsey Nordyke
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