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4-H clover Become a 4-H horse judge

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Do you love horses? You can become a 4-H horse judge! Anyone over age 18 can train and certify to judge 4-H horse shows. 

The horse judges' training and certification seminar is offered every spring for new and re-certifying judges.

New judges

Between 7 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday, you will learn all you need to know about 4-H judging, test and certify. Once you're on the list, you will be invited to judge 4-H horse events at county and state fairs. 

Re-certifying judges

Judges must re-certify every three years to stay on the 4-H horse judges list. The Friday evening session is strongly suggested for you. The Saturday session is required. 

Spectators are welcome, including 4-H’ers, adult volunteer leaders and parents. Accommodations: Check the registration form for group rates at local motels.

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