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  Reminder - State Horse Evaluation Reasons Mandatory Registration and Non-Reasons Early Bird Registration Closes 9/9  
  Sean Welch  9/6/2023 8:00:00 AM  


Mandatory Registration for the Reasons division of Illinois FFA Horse Evaluation CDE and Early Bird Registration for the Non Reasons division close this Saturday, September 9th, at 11:59 pm. Below is the information that was previously shared for the State Horse Evaluation CDE.

State Horse Evaluation CDE:

Site/Time:  Black Hawk College, East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Rd, Galva, IL 61434 & Starts at 9:00 a.m. (Registration starts 2 hours before the contest and ends 30 minutes before the CDE begins.)

Registration Details:  

  • Reasons Mandatory Registration Ends Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

  • Non-Reasons Early Bird Registration ends on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.  Regular Rate Registration begins on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 12:00 a.m.

  • Please enter the students’ names into the registration form as soon as possible and definitely before the contest, especially for Reasons.

  • The maximum number on a team is 4 students on a team for each division.  Example: 4 for Varsity Reasons; 4 for Varsity Non-Reasons; 4 for Middle School Non-Reasons.

  • Reasons - Official Dress Required; Non-Reasons Casual Attire

  • If your students are not on the roster yet, please email their names to

  • Submitted Registrations Changes:  If your registration is submitted and the registration has not closed, please email with your changes/if unable to attend, or to unsubmit your registration to fix it yourself.  Please note you cannot change/delete your Reasons Team after Saturday, September 9, 2023, you will have to utilize the Trading Post.  

  • Trading Post - The Trading Post can be used for CDEs after the registration closes or if you are unable to attend the CDE.  Please be sure to pay the school that you buy the registration spot(s) from, and the original school will pay the IAVAT.  Note:  If you are a Non-IAVAT Member, you will need to pay the difference to the IAVAT.  Please email with your student(s) names.

Payment Questions:  Contact Tammy Mullins at, (217) 753-3328 Ext. 103

Sean Welch
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: --
Address: 3221 Northfield Dr. , Springfield , IL 62702
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