EQUINE MANAGEMENT & EVALUATION CERTIFICATION

The National Horse Judging Team Coaches’ Association (NHJTCA) Equine Management & Evaluation Certification verifies individuals are prepared to pursue a career in the fields of equine evaluation, management and production.

Meeting the Industry Need

The certification assesses industry-valued and industry-recognized standards produced by NHJTCA. Comprised of coaches from across the country, NHJTCA serves as an official voice for horse judging team leaders who set industry standards for equine evaluation and selection.

The certification validates the knowledge and skills needed to begin equinerelated careers in evaluation, breeding, handling, stable management and more. Those who earn the certification are more qualified and prepared to enter a variety of roles within the industry. Additionally, the certification allows employers to identify and connect with more skilled candidates in a highly-specialized industry.

According to the American Horse Council Foundation, the equine industry has a $122 billion economic impact nationally, and jobs range from working with horses for recreation, show, racing and labor. This results in a total employment impact of 1.7 million jobs.

Industry Standards

The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and skills from the following weighted industry standards:

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EQUINE INDUSTRY

Health & Safety Practices
Employability Skills & Resources
Selection & Breeding
Industry Concerns

5%

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BREED IDENTIFICATION (ORIGIN, PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS, TEMPERAMENT, BREED ASSOCIATION)

Light Breeds
Draft & Coach Horses
Horses Less Than 14.2 Hands
Donkeys & Mules

10%

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ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

External Anatomy Identification
External & Internal Parts of the Hoof Identification
Mouth Parts Identification

10%

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EQUINE DISEASES

Fungai
Bacterial
Viral
Parasitic
Nutritional
Genetic
Behavioral

10%

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EQUINE MANAGEMENT

Housing Considerations
Barn Design & Flooring
Common Facility Equipment
Nutrition & Health
Exercise
Grooming
Saddling

25%

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HORSE EVALUATION

Halter Evaluation
Western Pleasure
Western Horsemanship
Hunter Under Saddle
Hunter Hack
Hunt Seat Equitation 
Reining

40%

About the National Horse Judging Team Coaches' Association

The National Horse Judging Team Coaches’ Association is dedicated to promoting, encouraging and aiding the training of coaches and evaluation teams to strengthen employment skills of the students participating in horse judging contests nationally. By providing and enhancing communication and networking among coaches, NHJTCA encourages consistency among the equine evaluation industry.

Employer Certification Verification

If you are an employer looking to verify a potential applicant's credentials, please fill out the form to the right. We will contact you with the status of the certification number you provide.

If you do not have a certification number, please contact our customer support team to verify your candidate at: customersupport@cevmultimedia.com or 1-800-922-9965.

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