Educational Judging Seminars

AQHA now hosts its educational judging seminars as webinars, so exhibitors and prospective judges can watch and learn from the comfort of their own homes.

AQHA Judge Education

If you would like to learn more about how to judge a variety of AQHA-approved classes or just want to hear how judges are instructed to judge your favorite class visit AQHA University. It is available to the general public at the cost of $250 per course.

Registration can be done by visiting the AQHUniversity.

Level 1 Judge Information

Why test for your Level 1 Judges card?

  • Gives you a "foot in the door."

  • A Level 1 judge has credentials to judge AQHA Rookie/Level 1 shows. Certain shows such as IHSA, IEA,  larger 4-H and Open shows require Level 1 or higher judge credentials..

  • It connects you with all AQHA judge education opportunities.

  • It provides a network to all other judges in the AQHA judge community.

  • Could potentially be considered by the Judge's committee when applying for all-around judge. 

If someone you know is interested have them review AQHA's requirements and submit a Specialized Judge application.

Judges Qualifying Exam (Canceled)
Denton, Texas
May 18-20, 2020

In the best interest of all involved, AQHA, APHA and WCHA have collectively decided to cancel the 2020 Judges Applicant school. Due to this cancellation, all eligible judge applicants will be invited to attend the 2021 Judge Applicant school tentatively scheduled for May 18-19, in Denton, Texas.