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 “foot in the door"
  • It gives a credential to be able to judge Level 1 shows, and some shows that require Level 1 or above cert such as ISHA, some NCEA, and certain larger 4-H and Open shows.
  • It also puts you in the continuing education loop, and puts you in some company within judges.
  • Could potentially be considered by the Judge's committee when applying for all-around judge. 

If someone you know is interested have them submit the following supplication Specialized Judge Application.

December Judges Workshop

Save the Dates: December 16/18, 2019

Conference Recertification Schedule

Registration Form


WCHA/AQHA Specialized Judges and WCHA only Judges are required to attend the Halter Education, Monday, December 16th as well as the WCHA Judges meeting that afternoon. WCHA only judges can register by contacting Don Falcon. 

NRCHA only judges can register on the NRCHA website or at the workshop. This workshop is also open to anyone who wants to known more about NRCHA judging.

To book a room call: 

Hyatt Regency DFW Airport

2334 N International Pkwy
Room rate:  $119
(800) 233-1234 (Ask for AQHA room block)



Bring your hat/judging attire – mandatory judges photos are being taken.

Other than Canada, it’s not mandatory for All-Around International Judges to attend. International judges will be required to watch the recorded Workshop through AQHU before they judge in 2020.