EQUINE MANAGEMENT & EVALUATION CERTIFICATION

The NHJTCA Equine Management & Evaluation Certification was developed to address the need for qualified individuals to pursue a sustainable career in the fields of equine evaluation, management and production.

Certification Overview

The certification addresses industry valued and accepted standards produced by the National Horse Judging Team Coaches' Association (NHJTCA), and the certification serves as a validation of the knowledge and skills needed for equine-related careers in evaluation, breeding, handling and stable management. Those who earn the certification are more qualified and prepared to enter highly specialized roles within the industry. Additionally, the certification allows employers to connect with more skilled candidates.

Industry Standard Objectives

The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and concepts from the following industry standard areas.

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EQUINE INDUSTRY

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

4%

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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

16%

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ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

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

7%

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EQUINE DISEASES

Fungai
Bacterial
Viral
Parasitic
Nutritional
Genetic
Behavioral

7%

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EQUINE MANAGEMENT

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

22%

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HORSE EVALUATION

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

44%

About the National Horse Judging Team Coaches' Association

The National Horse Judging Team Coaches' Association (NHJTCA), comprised of coaches from across the country, serves as an official voice for the coaches of horse judging teams. NHJTCA is dedicated to promoting, encouraging and aiding the training of coaches and students to strengthen employment skills of the students participating in horse judging contests held on a national basis. By providing and enhancing communication and networking among coaches, NHJTCA encourages consistency among contests.

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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