Virginia Horse Evaluation  Rules (Senior & Junior)

Event Letter



Event Format

Team of Four 

Horse Evaluation 


In the Horse Evaluation CDE, students evaluate and rank horses based on breed characteristics, conformation and performance. As a team, students cooperatively solve problems related to equine selection, management, nutrition and production.




Entries are sent in with State Convention registration


Event Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Day 1 - Top 5 teams advance to Day 2 on Wednesday

​(No late registrations accepted)


Virginia FFA will have a senior and junior division or the Horse Evaluation CDE. If advisors in grades 7-9 wish to have their students compete at the senior level, they must register their students as a senior competitor with the understanding that those students (even if eligible by grade level for junior awards) will only be eligible for senior team and/or individual recognition and awards. Only students in grades 6-9 are eligible to compete in the junior division.

Virginia Horse Evaluation Contact:

​     Leona Ransdell

     Equine Extension Program Associate - Youth

     388 Litton Reaves

     Virginia Tech

     Blacksburg, VA  24061



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