In order to appear on the Utah 4-H Judges list participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be in Good Standing
  • Pass the written exam with a minimum score of 80%
  • Be 18 years or older AND no longer participating in 4-H as a youth member

Certification Tests



Judges can take the test any time.  You are allowed to refer to the rulebook during the test, but the test will be timed.  Judges have 3 attempts to get the required score.

After a judge has passed the test, they will receive a form via e-mail to submit with their information that will appear on the judge list.  Once the form is complete, certified judges will be added to the list.


2020 4-H Horse Judges List

2020 4-H Volunteer Scribe List

Judges list explained:

Cert. Western/Cert. English: Shows which disciplines the judge has certified in

Good Standing: The overall evaluations of the judge received have been positive. There are no official complaints outstanding. Judges must be in good standing in order to appear on this list.

Written Test: The judge has passed the written exam with a minimum score of 80%. Judge must pass this test to appear on this list. 

Attended Training: The judge attended the Utah 4-H Judge Certification Training. (Not required)

Practice Judge Training: The judge participated in a practice judging contest and scored a minimum of 60% (not required)

Judged at State Level: The judge has been hired at a state-level event (not required)

Other Cards Held: The judge has completed certification for these other organizations (not required)


The Utah 4-H Horse Council holds an annual judge's training typically in November that carefully reviews the rules of the program, takes an in-depth look at each event and how to judge it, and offers the opportunity to practice judging.  Judges are also able to take the certification test on-site.  While attending the training is not a requirement to be a Utah 4-H judge, it is highly recommended.

Who: Interested Judges, 4-H Volunteers and Staff, and 4-H Intermediate - Senior aged youth

When: Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2019

Where: Spanish Fork Fairgrounds

Register via Zsuite

Judges Training Schedule