Horse Judging Short Course

October 24-25, 2015


NCSU Main Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695

125 Polk Hall

Please note the building change!

Man riding horse

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 Judge’s Certification Clinic. Emphasis will be placed on teaching the judging systems appropriate for judging various classes in the western, hunt seat, saddleseat 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 classes on videotape.  Participants will also receive in-depth instruction on the judging systems specifically designed to train intercollegiate and youth judging teams and horse show judges.

FEE: The fee for the two-day clinic is $75.00. Registration must be postmarked by October 3, 2015 to avoid a $25 late fee. Registration fees are refundable if requested in writing prior to the deadline date. Substitutions for pre-registered participants will be accepted after the deadline date. LATE FEE WAIVED 10/5/2015!

Please remit a completed registration form and check payable to NCSU and mail along with the form to:

Extension Horse Husbandry
Equine Short Course Series
NCSU Box 7523
Raleigh, NC 27695-7523

Phone: 919-515-5784
Fax: 919-515-8518

NCSU – 125 Polk Hall

HOTEL Information:

Red Roof Inn Raleigh (NCSU & Convention Center)

1813 S Saunders St., Raleigh, NC 27603

(919) 833-6005

Call 1-800-RED-ROOF (1-800-733-7663) and ask for the block codes listed below when making reservations.

15, Non-Smoking, Double & King Rooms have been blocked at the following rates (not including taxes):

Double                      King

1 Adult          $72.99                      $72.99

2 Adults         $72.99                      $72.99

3 Adults         $77.99                      N/A

4 Adults         $82.99                      N/A

There is an additional $1.50 Safe Fee, plus tax, per night. If safe is not used please advise the front desk at check out.

These rates will be available until September 23 for the Introductory Horse Judging Course (Block Code B256NCSU23) and October 20 (Block Code B256NCSU20) for the OHSJC.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites at NC State (SW)

3741 Thistledown Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

10 rooms have been blocked at a rate of $89.99 per night for arrival October 23, 2015 at 3:00 PM and departure October 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Reservations must be made no later than October 2, 2015. To make reservations,  guests can call 919-854-0001 or 1-800-HOLIDAY. Guest should request group code HJS or group title Horse Judging Short Course. For your convenience, reservations can also be made with the link below:®ionCode=1&hotelCode=RDUGS&_PMID=99801505&GPC=HJS

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