annual 4-H and FFA Judging Clinic and Contest Feb. 16 in the heated UPHA arena
out-of-state to gain more experience for future contests. In previous years, as
many as 100 to 200 people have attended the clinic.
event, including horses from the saddle seat and western barn.
will have the opportunity to view a variety of conformation flaws and blemishes
on WWU horses. Being able to spot major flaws and blemishes is important for
contestants to learn.
horse to explain what contestants should look for. Discussion is encouraged
between contestants and their coaches or parents. Contestants will gain more
experience with noticing flaws and blemishes.
and coach for the judging team, is looking forward to the clinic.
year. This year we are excited to offer the opportunity to view a variety
of conformation flaws and blemishes to our participants.”
structure, muscle, quality, type and travel—NOTE: This year the comparison
pairs will be set up in different locations and allow coaches and parents (or
WWU collegiate judges) to use the horses provided as visual aids. Commonly seen
conformation flaws and blemishes will be provided for students to view, and
comparisons that are clear cut and easy to spot.
classes—evaluating movement using comparison pairs)
and horsemanship using comparison pairs)