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

WI Horse Eval CDE Rules

Horse Judging Manual – Kentucky (pdf)

Agripedia Horse Judging

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