The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is offering a Horse Judging Youth Clinic on Saturday, April 20, 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 are also encouraged to attend.

The clinic instructor is Casie Bass, assistant professor of animal science and coach of the UWRF Horse Judging Team. She was also the recipient of the 2018 UWRF Distinguished Teacher Award.

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 spend time evaluating and discussing live horses of various classes. The clinic will also 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.

The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meals and refreshment breaks, as well as a t-shirt and judging binder, are included in the registration fee. The deadline for registration is Friday, April 12. For additional details and to register, visit

For more information, email Bass at