UW-RF to offer youth horse judging clinic

posted Feb. 26, 2018 7:52 a.m. (CDT)
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    Students studied horses in the colt barn with equine Assistant Professor Casie Bass, center, at the UW-River Falls Campus Farm.

UW-River Falls will offer a Horse Judging Youth Clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Campus Farm, 1475 S. Wasson Lane, River Falls. The clinic is intended for 4-H and FFA youth interested in learning or improving their horse judging skills. FFA advisers, 4-H leaders and coaches also are encouraged to attend.

The clinic instructor will be Casie Bass, assistant professor of animal science at UW-River Falls. Participants will learn basic information regarding judging horse conformation and balance with a focus on the rules and criteria used to evaluate different classes of horses such as Western Pleasure, Reining and Hunter Under Saddle. Participants will evaluate and discuss live horses of various classes. The clinic also will cover how to effectively take notes for classes and organize them into sets of oral reasons. Participants will have an opportunity to deliver oral reasons.

Meals and refreshment breaks are included in the registration fee. Discounted, early bird registration rates are available through March 12. The deadline for registration is March 30. To register, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/​ANFS/​EquineClinics.cfm.

For more information, email casie.bass@uwrf.edu or call 715-425-4769.

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