The annual Illinois State Horse Judges Seminar is scheduled for March 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Illinois.
Registration and classroom instruction will begin in room 150 Animal Science Lab, 1207 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. Tentatively, some live classes may also be held in the afternoon, at the UI Stock Pavilion a few blocks south of the Animal Science Lab, depending on arena conditions.
This seminar is open to all youth and open horse show judges, potential judges, exhibitors and spectators of horse events. It is designed to encourage uniform standards for judging and exhibiting horses at Illinois youth and open shows, and to yield a directory of judges for show committees.
The seminar will cover criteria for show ring tips, ethics and standards, judging multi-breed 4-H classes, type standards for stock, hunt, saddle and draft halter, Western showmanship, Western pleasure, stock and hunter seat equitation, Western riding and trail. Fees for this seminar are $20 for youth (under 18 years), $30 for adults and $50 for adults wishing to take the written and live judging exam for listing in the Illinois Horse Judge's Directory.
The clinician is Chuck Schroeder from Delaware, Ohio. Chuck has been a 4-H judge for 35 yrs. He also has judging cards with ApHC, ABRA, ARHA, AMHA, AMHR, ASPC, NSBA, GVHS and POAC. He has judged the International, National or World Show Championships for most of these Associations in the last several years. Chuck has also judged the European Appaloosa Championships in Germany twice and the Australian Miniature National Show. This year he will be judging the POAC International show in MO and the AMHA World Show in TX.
The Illinois State Horse Judges Seminar is sponsored by University of Illinois Extension and the UI Department of Animal Sciences.
Registration materials may be obtained from Kevin H. Kline. Contact him at [email protected].