MSU Online Horse Judging
Coaches and adult leaders can utilize this site as it contains numerous four-horse classes of Halter, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Western Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation, Trail, Ranch Riding, Western Riding, Tie-down roping and more with new classes added each month. Each class also has a video set of reasons or a voice over critique from members of the Mississippi State University Collegiate Judging Team. Additionally, quick tips and tutorials will be added routinely concerning “how to mark a score card” and “what are penalties and when should they be applied?”
Cost: There are two options to access all the classes and additional content:
- Yearly membership ($180/year).
- Mississippi resident discount (Contact Clay Cavinder firstname.lastname@example.org)
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