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December 11, 2021 - UF Horse Teaching Unit, Gainesville
Note the new 1:00pm start time! 
Check in begins at 12:30pm.
Please to not arrive at the HTU before 12 noon, as there is another program happening there in the morning (not open to the public).

State 4-H/FFA Horse Judging School

The 2021/2022 State 4-H/FFA Horse Judging School will be on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the University of Florida Horse Teaching Unit in Gainesville. The primary objective of the school is to assist in the preparation of judging teams for the State Contests. Anyone interested in horse shows and horse judging should benefit from this opportunity and is encouraged to attend.

The school will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. and last until after 5:00 p.m. Registration/check-in will begin at 12:30 p.m. Participants may optionally stay after 5pm and give oral reasons for feedback. Please indicate at check-in if you plan to stay for reasons.

There is a $5.00 per person charge (youth and adults) to attend the horse judging school. You may register in one of two ways. To pay by credit card, go to Eventbrite and complete the form and payment (please note that eventbrite will add a $1.94 fee to each entrant). To pay by check (no added fees), complete the registration form and mail with your check made out to "University of Florida". Preregistration by December 6 is strongly encouraged, but on-site registrations will still be accepted. Please plan to arrive with enough time to get checked-in (allowing for long lines) and be seated by 1:00 p.m.

Depending on availability, a coaches guides may be purchased for $11.00, a member’s manual for $4.00, and additional printed materials will be available at no charge.

Follow these links for directions to the HTU.

Online Horse Judging Information

Please note that all of the links below will take you off the UF/IFAS website (except the hand-out files).



  • Traditional School Information, for Reference

    Details below are not confirmed for 2021, but can be used as a reference. 

    State 4-H/FFA Horse Judging School will be in December, 2021 at the University of Florida Horse Teaching Unit in Gainesville. The primary objective of the school is to assist in the preparation of judging teams for the State Contests. Anyone interested in horse shows and horse judging should benefit from this opportunity and is encouraged to attend.

    The school will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and last until about 3:00 p.m. with an hour break for lunch (on your own). Registration/check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. Participants may optionally stay after 3pm and give oral reasons for feedback. Please indicate at check-in if you plan to stay for reasons.

    There is a $5.00 per person charge (youth and adults) to attend the horse judging school. You may preregister in one of two ways. To pay by credit card, go to Eventbrite and complete the form and payment (please note that eventbrite will add a $1.94 to each entrant). To pay by check (no added fees), complete the registration form and mail with your check made out to "Florida 4-H Foundation". Preregistration is not required, but is encouraged as it will expedite the check-in of your members that morning. If you are unable to have the form and payment in our office by December 1, hold both and sign up on site. Please plan to arrive early enough to get registered (allowing for long lines) and be seated by 9:00 a.m.

    Depending on availability, a coaches guides will be available for purchase for $11.00, a member’s manual for $4.00, and additional printed materials will be available at no charge.

    Follow these links for and a list of . There are many quick-serve and fast food restaurants in the vicinity, but you are welcome to pack a lunch.