Youth horse judging workshop set

Published 7:14 pm Monday, January 8, 2024

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By Cameron Lowe, Currituck Extension

Are you ready to sharpen your eye for the perfect pony, learn the secrets of judging like a pro, and unlock a world of equestrian knowledge?

On January 23, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., dive headfirst into the fascinating world of competitive horse judging. This free, interactive class is designed for youth ages 8 to 18 who are curious about horses and eager to learn the skills that make champions.

  • Master the art of equine evaluation: Dive deep into the world of conformation, gaits, and performance as you learn to assess horses like a pro.
  • Become a champion of critical thinking: Hone your decision-making skills while building confidence as you compare and rank different horses.
  • Unleash your inner communicator: Develop strong verbal skills by formulating compelling “oral reasons” to justify your placements.
  • Make new friends with a shared passion: Connect with fellow horse enthusiasts and experience the camaraderie of the equine world.
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No prior experience needed! This beginner-friendly class is perfect for any curious young person who wants to deepen their understanding and appreciation for horses. Our expert instructors, seasoned in the equestrian world, will guide you every step of the way, making learning both informative and engaging.

Please register as a 4-H member (for free) at and complete your Eventbrite registration today! ( For more information, or to request accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Cameron Lowe at 252-232-2261 or at least 10 days prior to the event.