Updated: July 6, 2022




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Videos posted Online of Halter and Performance Classes- with placings and references on the same website. Excellent resource!



Many videos are available, including the following: “Survival of the Fittest” (good starter, covers confirmation and form-to-function); Horse Judging, Parts I-IV; Judging Reining; Judging Working Hunter; Judging Roping; and Showmanship at Halter.

Videos by Jon Wolf, coach of many very successful collegiate judging teams. The videos on the stock-type halter, western pleasure, and reasons might be beneficial.

CEV Multimedia, Ltd.
1020 SE Loop 289
Lubbock, Texas 79404

Search for “Horse Judging.” Several good videos for judging practice by John Pipkin, but they are expensive.

Other Media: Great for beginners!

Teresa Slough –785-532-1268

Hormel Cards

1(888) 332-2668 x 280 

Breed Resources

Contact the breed associations below to get information on breed standards, etc., for your judging team members. If you tell these folks that you’re getting the material for judging teams, they are generally more than happy to help you. Some associations have videos on Judging Standards for their particular breed (I know that the Morgan and Saddlebred folks do). Most videos you will have to pay for, but you might be able to get a deal! For more breed associations, please visit the Breeds page. At the state level, halter breeds may include but are not limited to the following light breeds. Draft horses may also be used.

P.O. Box 200
Amarillo, Tx 79168
(806) 376-4811

P O Box 961023
Fort Worth, TX 76161
(817) 834-2742

1900 Samuels Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76102-1141
(817) 336-7842 - voice
(817) 336-7416 - fax

10805 E. Bethany Drive
Aurora, Colorado 80014
(303) 696-4500

122 Bostwick Road • P.O. Box 960
Shelburne, VT 05482-0960
(802) 985-4944

4093 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 259-2742

2720 W. Pullman Road
Moscow, ID 83843
(208) 882-5578

821 Corporate Drive
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 224-2700

Performance Resources

Like the breed resources, you may be able to acquire standards and regulations for performance classes by contacting the organizations below. In addition, many times official rulebooks are posted online by the organizations for free access. At the state level, performance classes may include but are not limited to Western Pleasure, English Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunter Hack, Western Riding, Reining, Plantation, English Pleasure Walking Horse, Saddlebred 3-Gaiters, Hunt Seat, and Saddle Seat Equitation.


Rules and standards for breed-specific and general competitions, pleasure, under saddle and equitation classes.

250 N. Ellington
P. O. Box 286
Lewisburg, TN 37091-0286
(800) 359-1574

For Plantation English Pleasure Walking Horse classes.

4093 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
(859) 259-2742

For 3-Gaited Saddlebred classes.

3000 NW 10th St 
Oklahoma City, OK 73107-5302
(405) 946-7400

For Reining classes.