EQUINE MANAGEMENT & EVALUATION CERTIFICATION
The National Horse Judging Team Coaches’ Association is proud to offer the Equine Management & Evaluation Certification, which is designed to build a pipeline of skilled equine industry professionals. The certification can be earned by learners in all stages of their education and career and verifies individuals are prepared to pursue a career in the fields of equine evaluation, production and management.
MEETING THE INDUSTRY NEED
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 NHJTCA's Equine Management & Evaluation Certification lays a foundation of knowledge onto which students can add degrees, work experience, specializations and even further industry certifications to form a well-rounded resume that stands out in the animal science field."
Chair and Professor
Department of Animal and Food Sciences
Texas Tech University College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
"Statistics and practical experience tell us we have an aging workforce in the equine industry. As the Baby Boomer generation retires in even greater numbers, it is imperative we have a pipeline of skilled workers for current and future positions in the industry."
JIM BRET CAMPELL
Texas Tech University National Ranching Heritage Center
Health & Safety Practices
Employability Skills & Resources
Selection & Breeding
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
WHY WE CREATED THE CERTIFICATION
We work closely with leaders in the equine industry to provide networking and educational opportunities for coaches to ensure consistency across all forms of equine evaluation. Because of our knowledge of and passion for promoting, encouraging and aiding the training of coaches and evaluation teams, we take great responsibility in sharing the unique knowledge and skillset required to be successful in the fields of equine evaluation, management and production.
We see countless individuals who would be better off if they had the opportunity to be better educated on the principles of equine management and production. This certification assesses individuals for an in-depth understanding of the principles of equine science that will benefit them for the rest of their careers in the industry.
"We are proud to partner with CEV Multimedia to develop high quality, accurate materials which will equip students with the foundational skills necessary to pursue a sustainable career in the fields of equine evaluation, management and production.”
John Pipkin, Ph.D.
National Horse Judging Team Coaches’ Association
NHJTCA utilizes iCEV, a division of CEV Multimedia, as the certification testing platform. As the testing platform, iCEV fulfills the following responsibilities:
- Provides secure testing technology for certification exams
- Regulates testing environment
- Works with secondary and post-secondary academic institutions, workforce development associations and the public-at-large to offer certification options for career advancement
- Provides certification verification to employers for potential job applicants
- Offers optional study-guide material
Have Questions? Interested in Becoming Certified?
Director of Business & Industry Partnerships