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Become a MFTHBA Carded Judge!

Are you interested in judging Missouri Fox Trotting Horse classes? The MFTHBA offers a training program to teach and certify judges.

In order to apply for a judge’s license, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Current member in good standing of MFTHBA;
  • Age 18 or older;
  • Attend and complete an official MFTHBA Judges Seminar to consist of educational segments on performance, model and versatility, as well as ethics, protocol and general information relating to judging;
  • Acceptably judge a group of horses, on video and/or live;
  • Complete the written rules evaluation as revised to accurately reflect rule changes and objectively measure an applicant’s knowledge of the MFTHBA’s rules and standards, answering 85% or more of the questions correctly;

Upon meeting the above requirements, a Judge Apprentice card will be issued.An apprentice must judge a minimum of 3 MFTHBA-approved shows under the supervision of MFTHBA carded judges with a minimum of 6 classes. The apprentice must complete this requirement in no more than 36 months.Once an applicant successfully completes all the requirements, the apprentice must be recommended by the MFTHBA carded judges under whom the applicant apprenticed to the MFTHBA Board of Directors for final approval.

The MFTHBA Board of Directors will provide final approval for the issuing of the full judges card. Additional endorsement for versatility and/or ranch horse may also be added if the applicant is qualified.Additional information about the process and the process for renewing an issued judges card can be found in the MFTHBA Rule Book .

Need to renew your card?  Complete the Judges Renewal Application on the Judge’s Forms and Downloads page.

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