Photo of Professor Casie Bass at a UW-River Falls Horse Clinic

Professor Casie Bass at a UW-River Falls Horse Clinic

March 3, 2021 – The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is offering a virtual Horse Judging Youth Clinic on Saturday, March 27.

This virtual clinic is intended for participants of all experiences interested in learning how to evaluate horse balance, conformation, in-hand classes, as well as performance classes. Interested individuals may include students from 4-H, FFA youth members, horse owners, agricultural education coaches, as well as anyone wanting to prepare or improve their horse judging skills. Participants of all judging abilities and levels are welcome.

The clinic instructor is Casie Bass, associate professor of animal science at UW-River Falls. Bass coaches the UWRF Equine Judging Team and directs the equine breeding program.

Topics during this half-day (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) virtual program will focus on, but not be limited to, horse balance and conformation, muscling and overall quality, Western pleasure, Western riding, ranch riding, trail, hunter under saddle, hunter hack, Western horsemanship, and hunt seat equitation. Participants will also gain substantial knowledge in providing good sets of oral reasons for judging competitions.

Bass will use a judging manual with detailed descriptions, as well as photos and videos of both halter and performance classes. The manual will be emailed to registered participants as a pdf file prior to March 27.

To register, visit

If questions, email Bass at or call 715-425-4769.