November 18, 2010
By Larri Jo StarkeyThe American Quarter Horse Journal
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Noted halter exhibitor Don Falcon shows for students at the judging contest.
Judging teams from 19 colleges and universities competed in the 2010 World Show intercollegiate judging contest November 17. In all, 97 college students participated in the event.
Teams looked at horses in four halter classes and eight performance classes. They also presented oral reasons defending their placings.
“This contest is a chance for some of the best collegiate horse judging teams in the country to see some of the best American Quarter Horses in the country,” said Ward Stutz, AQHA senior director of breed integrity, animal welfare and education. “Exhibitors at the AQHA World Championship Show donate their horses and time for this contest because they believe in the program.”
At an awards banquet November 18, teams and individuals were recognized for their placings. Here are the top competitors:
Senior college individuals
Halter – Maria Stevens, Kansas State UniversityPerformance – Sarah Puerner, Colorado State UniversityReasons – Meg Drake, Kansas State UniversityOverall – Sarah Puerner, Colorado State University
Senior college teams
Halter – Kansas State UniversityPerformance – Kansas State UniversityReasons – Kansas State UniversityOverall – Kansas State University
Junior college individuals
Halter – Keylee Sayler, Laramie County Community CollegePerformance – Rebekah Irish, Black Hawk College A Reasons – Melissa Kieser, Black Hawk College AOverall – Keylee Sayler, Laramie County Community College
Junior college teams
Halter – Black Hawk College APerformance – Black Hawk College AReasons – Black Hawk College AOverall – Black Hawk College A
Halter – Casey Cox, Middle Tennessee State UniversityPerformance – Carol Laine, Middle Tennessee State UniversityReasons – Casey Cox, Middle Tennessee State UniversityOverall – Carol Laine, Middle Tennessee State University
Halter – Middle Tennessee State UniversityPerformance – Middle Tennessee State UniversityReasons – Middle Tennessee State UniversityOverall – Middle Tennessee State University