Become a 4-H horse judge
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.
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.
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.
Read more about the process
- How to become a certified 4-H horse judge (coming soon).
- Apply to be a judge for the first time.
- How to maintain your 4-H horse judge certification.
- Apply to re-certify as a judge .
We've asked judges to rate their comfort level in judging several horse show categories. Levels refer to the number of years they have held their judge's card and the number of 4-H qualifying shows they have judged.
Read How to use the Minnesota 4-H Horse Judges Directory to learn about this rating system.