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Students who participate in the FFA Horse Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) gain new insights into equine science by evaluating and ranking horses based on breed characteristics, conformation and performance. Participants defend their decisions through oral reasons in front of a panel of judges.

In this team CDE, students solve problems related to everything from the nutrition and reproduction of horses to the tack/equipment and feed used to care for horses. Participants strengthen their leadership, observation, analysis, critical thinking and communication skills while also developing and exercising a competitive team spirit and building an awareness of career opportunities within the equine industry.

Date: May 9, 2023
Registration Closing date: May 1, 2023.

Meal Cost: $10.00/registered attendee 

NDSU Campus
Equine Center
5140 19th Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58102


Horse Evaluation Handbook

Horse Scan Card

Career Cluster Standards

2023 Classes and Patterns

2023 Horsemanship Score Sheet

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