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Level 1 Judges Testing Deadline Extended

AQHA has extended the Level 1 Judges Testing application deadline to May 24.
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The American Quarter Horse Association has extended the deadline for prospective Level 1 judges to apply to test for their AQHA Level 1 judge’s card. Applications are now due May 24.

Former collegiate judges, as well as ambitious horsemen and -women with judging knowledge, are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates who are at least 21 years of age can apply by:

  1. Submitting a Specialized Judge Application by the new deadline, May 24.
  2. Taking the online test between June 1 and 14 on the AQHA Judges Education and Testing website, www.aqhuniversity.com.
  3. Participating in a Skype interview on June 6 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Central or June 7 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Central. Once you have submitted your application, you will be contacted to set up your interview time.

Applicants can prepare by enrolling in AQHUniversity at the AQHA Judges Education and Testing website choosing the Judges Education and Testing – Level 1 course. You can start studying the following classes: halter, showmanship, horsemanship, hunt seat equitation, reining, western riding, ranch riding, trail and working hunter. Applicants will be tested over these classes.

The fee to enroll in AQHU is $250 and covers the testing fee for Level 1 judges in addition to the site’s other judges educational resources for the remainder of 2019. This includes videos, certification information and additional testing.

AQHA judges are held to the highest quality of standards and charged with improving the quality and welfare of horses in AQHA-approved competition. Applying for an AQHA Level 1 judge’s card begins the process to becoming an AQHA all-around judge.

For additional information, contact Shelly Spears at sspears@aqha.org.