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November 18, 2010

Judging Contest Results

Students represent their universities in horse judging contest.

By Larri Jo Starkey
The American Quarter Horse Journal

Don Falcon shows at judging contest.

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 University
Performance – Sarah Puerner, Colorado State University
Reasons – Meg Drake, Kansas State University
Overall – Sarah Puerner, Colorado State University

Senior college teams
Halter – Kansas State University
Performance – Kansas State University
Reasons – Kansas State University
Overall – Kansas State University

Junior college individuals
Halter – Keylee Sayler, Laramie County Community College
Performance – Rebekah Irish, Black Hawk College A
Reasons – Melissa Kieser, Black Hawk College A
Overall – Keylee Sayler, Laramie County Community College

Junior college teams
Halter – Black Hawk College A
Performance – Black Hawk College A
Reasons – Black Hawk College A
Overall – Black Hawk College A

Limited individuals
Halter – Casey Cox, Middle Tennessee State University
Performance – Carol Laine, Middle Tennessee State University
Reasons – Casey Cox, Middle Tennessee State University
Overall – Carol Laine, Middle Tennessee State University

Limited teams
Halter – Middle Tennessee State University
Performance – Middle Tennessee State University
Reasons – Middle Tennessee State University
Overall – Middle Tennessee State University