Whether you consider yourself an avid horseman, cowboy or just love horses, participating in this CDE gives you a new insight into equine. Your team is tested on everything from your ability to problem solve industry scenarios dealing with nutrition, management, reproduction and marketing, to identification of breeds, tack/equipment, feed and the horse anatomy. You then become the judge and defend your decisions through oral reasons.
To better prepare you for the horse evaluation contest, we have put together a list of usable resources gathered from various FFA programs across the state and country. Simply click on the links below to explore and study!
PLEASE NOTE: Students must qualify at a regional contest to participate at the State CDE Contest.
UW-Platteville Horse Eval CDE Rules
Horse Judging Manual – Kentucky (pdf)
Horse Conformation: Form to Function – MU
Leg Set: Its Effect on Action and Soundness of Horses – MU
Oral Reasons Horse – NCSU
Youth Guide to Equine Conformation – NCSU
Youth Judging Manual – NCSU