The Equine Managment Contest tests student
knowledge and understanding of the equine industry. At present, the
contest consists of a test, judging classes of horses, identification
of tack, identification of posionous weeds, identification of forages, and judging hay.
Currently, a chapter may enter an unlimited number of members at the state
level, with the top three scores making-up the team score. The Horse
Management Contest was started in 1973 and was restructured and
renamed Equine Management in 1986.
With the 2009-2010 school year, this CDE was restructured into having a state preliminary contest with the top teams proceeding onto the state finals. The top 4 scores are considered the 'Team of Record' and those names are in bold.
The state winning team represents the state at the Naitonal FFA Convention. The second place team attends the Big E in Massechusetts. The third place team attends the All American Quarter Horse Congress held in Columbus, the fourth place team attends the Paint Horse Show in Fort Worth, Texas, the fifth place team attends the Junior Quarter Horse Show and the sixth place team attends the Morgan Horse Show held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.