Judges Resources

AQHA judges can find the forms and documents needed to get their job done right.

Welcome to the complete resource for American Quarter Horse Association approved judges. You'll find a complete judges database (access is restricted to AQHA approved judges) and the charts and forms you need to make your job as an AQHA judge efficient and enjoyable.

Contact AQHA's Judges Department

Judges Code of Ethics
Designation as an AQHA-approved Judge is a privilege, not a right, bestowed by the Judges Committee to individuals whose equine expertise and personal character merit the honor.

Electronic Communications and Social Media Guidelines
Social media and networking sites as well as emailing and texting are common and popular means by which people communicate. But there are unintended consequences if Electronic Communications are used improperly. Because of their unique standing, AQHA-approved judges need to be particularly careful when using these means of communication. This Policy is established to set guidelines and expectations for AQHA-approved judges who engage in Electronic Communications. 

Become A Judge
If you are you interested in becoming an AQHA-approved judge, visit our Become a Judge page. 

Judges Score Sheets
The judges score sheets can be found under Forms below the "Judges" heading.

Level 3/Level 2 Placing Cards
Download instructions on how to use Level 3 and Level 2 placing cards for a leveled class.

Download printer-friendly versions of AQHA patterns, including ranch horse pleasure, reining, working cow horse, western riding and working ranch horse.

Judges Report & Evaluation Form
Download this form to help you track the total number of entries in each class.

AQHA Bit Gauge
Order your exclusive AQHA bit gauge with using this form.

Competitive Horse Judging Manual
Download this guide for developing a successful horse judging team. The guide includes terms, suggestions and drawings.

Educational Videos
These videos can help you stay on top of your judging skills.

Seminar and Webinar information can be found here.

Judge Newsletters Archive 
You can find previously released Judges Updates here!

Contact Us
Contact the Judges department at (806) 376-4811, or email Patti Carter at pcarter@aqha.org.