Makenzie Berkland will be presenting a 6-week course designed as an introduction to competitive horse judging while also providing youth with previous judging experience to brush up on the most common classes. We will cover Halter, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Horsemanship, Equitation, Ranch Horse classes, and Oral Reasons. Each evening, we will cover one or two of these topics in an interactive format with opportunities to ask questions. Participants will submit placings for classes that will be tracked throughout the series. Sessions will start Sunday, October 15th, from 6 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and run through November 19th.
Are you interested in learning about horses? Horse Fundamentals is designed for youth to learn about the horse's essential components. The material can be applied to Hippology, which means the study of the horse. The Hippology Contest is a comprehensive, skills-based competition in which participants demonstrate the extent of their knowledge and understanding of equine science and husbandry.
Horse Fundamentals will focus on horse anatomy, colors, markings, breeds of horses, gaits, and English and Western performance events. Interactive activities will be utilized for the program.