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.
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 equine-related 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 connect with more skilled candidates in a highly-specialized industry.
The certification exam consists of 100 questions and assesses knowledge and skills from the following weighted industry standards:
Health & Safety Practices
Employability Skills & Resources
Selection & Breeding
BREED IDENTIFICATION (ORIGIN, PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS, TEMPERAMENT, BREED ASSOCIATION)
Draft & Coach Horses
Horses Less Than 14.2 Hands
Donkeys & Mules
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
External Anatomy Identification
External & Internal Parts of the Hoof Identification
Mouth Parts Identification
Barn Design & Flooring
Common Facility Equipment
Nutrition & Health
Hunter Under Saddle
Hunt Seat Equitation
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-922-9965.