Norris FFA Member Erin Oldemeyer placed 6th in the National FFA Horse Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.
The team received a silver emblem overall. Team members include Erin Oldemeyer, Emily Kerbs, Emmi Dearmont and Rayley Burnside.
The National FFA Horse Evaluation CDE is a competitive event that tests students’ ability to select and evaluate horses. Event components include eight selection classes consisting of four halter classes and four performance classes.
Students also give four sets of oral reasons with two sets coming from each evaluation class. Teams also work together to complete practical activities and a team presentation. Each team competed at local and state levels for the privilege of representing their state at the National FFA Convention & Expo.
The event, held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, is one of many educational activities at the national convention in which FFA members apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations.