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Horse Judging Team

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The UT Horse Judging Team is comprised of undergraduate students who have completed, or are presently enrolled in the Advanced Horse Judging course at The University of Tennessee. Throughout the course, students are trained how to evaluate both conformation and performance abilities according to particular industry standards of differing breeds of horses. These classes would include: Stock Type, Arabian, and TWH conformation; Showmanship, Western Pleasure, Western Horsemanship, Western Riding, Reining, Trail, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter Hack, and other gaited classes. Additionally, students will continue the development of communicative skills through the presentation of oral reasons which defend each person’s rationale for placing classes.

As a Team member, students will travel across the country where they will compete against other major Universities. Annually, the UT Horse Judging Team will participate at, but are not limited to, the following intercollegiate horse judging contests.

  • Middle Tennessee State University Intercollegiate Contest (Murfreesboro, TN)
  • All-American Quarter Horse Congress (Columbus, OH)
  • AQHA World Show (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • NRHA Futurity (Oklahoma City, OK)

The UT Horse Judging Team is an excellent opportunity to compete for trophies, jackets, buckles and, in some cases, scholarships. Although, probably the more lasting impacts the judging team provides students for professional development include: enhanced communication and decision making skills, confidence, experience, and of course, teamwork and friendship.

We encourage you to come see how the UT Horse Judging Team can shape your...

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