Horse Evaluation

Career Development Event

Horse Evaluation

Students who participate in the National FFA Horse Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) gain new insights into equine science by evaluating and ranking horses based on breed characteristics, conformation and performance. Participants defend their decisions through oral reasons in front of a panel of judges.

In this team CDE, students solve problems related to everything from the nutrition and reproduction of horses to the tack/equipment and feed used to care for horses. Participants strengthen their leadership, observation, analysis, critical thinking and communication skills while also developing and exercising a competitive team spirit and building an awareness of career opportunities within the equine industry.


Animal Systems

  • Dairy Cattle Evaluation
  • Dairy Cattle Handlers Activity
  • Horse Evaluation
  • Livestock Evaluation
  • Poultry Evaluation
  • Veterinary Science