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MHF Horse Judging applications earn free fair passes till March 17

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Who wants to practice horse judging and earn a free pass to the Midwest Horse Fair in Madison in April?

Horse Judging Competition registrations received with payment by Monday, March 17, will include one-day passes to the three-day equestrian expo.

The 2014 Midwest Horse Fair, themed “Horse Tales,” takes place April 11 to 13 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

Horse Judging is scheduled for Friday, April 11, in the Hutchinson HW Brand Arena at the Alliant Energy Center. The event, sponsored by Noble Outfitters, follows a standardized system of judging horses by breed and discipline.

Participants will judge four classes (two halter and two performance) and answer 20 questions. Senior division participants will also complete a written test.

Division groupings are as follows for the Midwest Horse Fair Horse Judging Competition:

  • Tiny Tot – 7 years old and under
  • Junior – Junior – 8-13 years old
  • Junior – 14-17 years old
  • Senior – 18 years old and over

Ages are determined as of April 11, 2014.

Team entries will be accepted in 2014 for the first time. Each time must have four contestants (of any age division). Registration costs the same as for individual participants in the Midwest Horse Fair Horse Judging Competition.

Participation costs $12 per person. Children 7 and under may enter the Horse Judging Competition for free. Registrants after March 17 will also be required to purchase daily admission to the fair, which costs $12 in advance or $17 at the gates.

Awards for all Horse Judging Competition divisions will be presented Saturday, April 12, at the Midwest Horse Fair.

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