2023 Iowa Horse Judges Requirements and Application
Iowa 4-H & Open Horse Show Judges Requirements and Application
The list of Iowa Horse Judges is updated annually. The list contains the names of judges who have expressed interest in judging 4-H and open shows and met the criteria established by Iowa State University.
Listing in the Iowa Horse Judges directory is a privilege, not a right.
Re-certifying Judges (How To Stay On The List) - Re-certify once every three years.
Recertification requires attending a judges training and obtaining an 80% or higher score on judging conformation and performance classes, and a written examination.
New Judges Certification
Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
Attend a judges training.
Obtain an 80% or higher score on judging both conformation and performance classes, and a written rule book examination. The written examination includes an open book test based on A Guide for 4H Equine Shows in Iowa.
Complete the application form below.
Exemption from attending the judges’ certification clinic
Judges who hold national breed cards or are approved 4-H judges from other states and have attended other horse judges’ schools can be waived from attending the certification clinic by completing the application form below.
Send a copy of a judge's card or copy of completing a workshop to Dr. Peggy Auwerda firstname.lastname@example.org
Horse Show Judges Certification Clinics are held annually.