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Introductory Horse Judging Short Course

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NC State University-Main Campus, 321 Riddick Hall
2401 Stinson Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695

October 28-29, 2023
The 2024 Introductory Horse Judging Short Course and Open Horse Show Judges’ Certification Clinic dates and registration links will be available mid-August.
The Introductory Horse Judging Short Course is typically held the last weekend in October or first weekend in November. 
We strive to offer the Certification event the weekend prior to Thanksgiving.

UPDATED Map to Riddick for Introductory Horse Judging Short Course

Link to a draft version of the schedule- (speakers and order subject to change)

NC State Extension Introductory Horse Judging Short Course

Course Description:

This short course is designed for individuals with limited horse show judging experience, coaches of youth judging teams, FFA instructors, and all individuals interested in becoming judges or in attending the Open Horse Show Judges Certification Clinic. Emphasis will be placed on teaching the judging systems appropriate for judging various classes in the western, hunt seat, saddle seat, and non-trotting divisions. Participants will have a unique opportunity to interact one-on-one with experts to improve their judging expertise while learning the judging techniques taught at North Carolina State University, whose 4-H teams have earned numerous national and world judging contest championships. Participants will receive a judging manual and judge a variety of video classes in a classroom setting. Participants will also receive in-depth instruction on the judging systems specifically designed to train intercollegiate and youth judging teams and horse show judges.


The fee for the two-day clinic is $115.00. Registration must be completed by  October 10, 2023, to avoid a $25 late fee. Registration fees are refundable if requested in writing prior to the event. Substitutions for pre-registered participants will be accepted.

NCSU Introductory Level Judging Short Course 2023 Registration Link (Eventbrite)

If you have registration questions, please contact Lori Stroud:, 919-515-5784.


NCSU main campus- Riddick 321

Hotel Information

The Wingate by Wyndham State Arena Raleigh/Cary has standard queen rooms available for $109.00 per night plus tax. If you would like to call in your reservation, the group code is NCSU Intro Judging. You can use the online booking link provided below. The cut-off date for booking at this rate is October 6, 2023.

Online Booking Link

Wingate by Wyndham
State Arena Raleigh/Cary
6115 Corporate Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

Other Area Hotels:
Hampton Inn
111 Hampton Woods Ln.
Raleigh, NC, 27607
Online Direct Booking Link

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Raleigh/Cary
5630 Dillard Drive
Cary, NC 2751
919.851.1220 or 877.666.3243

Home2 Suites Raleigh State Arena
6825 Chapel Hill Rd. Raleigh, N.C., 27607

Comparison of the NCSU Introductory Horse Judging Short Course and the NCSU Open Horse Show Judges’ Certification Clinic

NCSU Horse Judging Short Course Manual Order Form 2023

Written By

Lori Stroud, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLori StroudExtension Asst. - Horse Husbandry Call Lori Email Lori Animal Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
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