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