Mineral County FFA Horse Judging Team

Mineral County FFA Members( l-r)Gracie Alexander , Hailey Durst, Cora Redman, Ella Chambers and Audrey Williams recently participated in the State FFA Horse judging competition at WVU Reedsville Equine Facility.  Participants evaluated a variety of four-horse halter and performance classes and gave two sets of memorized oral reasons depicting their placings.  The team placed 3rd in the state competition.  Audrey Williams placed high individually for the team placing 3rd overall in the state individually    Audrey Williams and Ella Chambers lead the state individually in Oral Reasons. 

In addition, the team competed in a Hippology   Hippology is an equine veterinary and management knowledge contest . Hippology consists of four phases: horse judging, written examination and slide identification, ID stations and problem solving   The team placed 2nd in the state with Gracie Alexander leading the team placing 1st individually in the state .

Horse Judging is one of the numerous Career Development Events FFA members have the opportunity to participate in through FFA membership.  FFA membership is open to students enrolled in agriculture education classes in Mineral County Schools