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Journal at the World

August 9, 2012

Merial Horse Judging Contest

Team and individual results for the Merial Horse Judging contest at the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show are in!

2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show Overall High-Point Horse Judging Contest World Champion Branden Handke of Oklahoma

Team and individual results for the Merial Horse Judging contest are in.

While the horse show competition takes center stage at the 2012 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show, other AQHYA teams have also been competing in a variety of other events.

Recently, the Merial Horse Judging contest took place. Teams and individuals judge horses on three different categories including halter, performance and reason. Team and individual awards are given for each of the categories, plus overall team and individual awards.

Here are the results from the 2012 Merial Horse Judging contest:

Team Awards:
High Point Team—Trophy
Reserve High Point Team—Plaque
Top five teams—Medallions

Overall Team Awards:
High Point Team Overall—Trophy, Buckle and Jacket to each member and coach
Reserve High Point Team Overall—Plaque
Top five teams—Medallions

Halter Team Rankings

1st Place: Lincoln FFA Team Arkansas
Team Members, Susan Rhodes, Tandy Kidd, Cassy Ramsey
Coach: Kevin Barenberg

2nd Place: Union FFA Oklahoma
Team Members: Branden Handke, Hannah Baker, Dylan Woolfolk, Jacie Hill
Coach: Blake Collier

3rd Place: Pueblo County 4-H Colorado
Team Members: Britani Disanti, Jacquelyn Lane, Rebecca Lane, Corbin Deaton
Coaches: Stephanie Jameson, Randi Jameson

4th Place: Illinois Quarter Horse Youth Association
Team Members: Danielle Neisendorf, Sarah Schobert, Rachel Riddle, Josi Reed
Coach: Paul Rogers

5th Place: Williamson County 4-H Texas
Team Members: Faith Onstot, Hope Onstot, Aubrey Ann Gilmore, Emily Kingston
Coach: Lisa Onstot

Performance Team Rankings

1st Place: Williamson County 4-H Texas
Team Members: Faith Onstot, Hope Onstot, Aubrey Ann Gilmore, Emily Kingston
Coach: Lisa Onstot

2nd Place: Illinois Quarter Horse Youth Association
Team Members: Danielle Neisendorf, Sarah Schobert, Rachel Riddle, Josi Reed
Coach: Paul Rogers

3rd Place: North Carolina Quarter Horse Youth Association
Team Members: Kendall Wolford, Cayla Nugent, Ashleigh Miller, Dale Bass
Coach: Lori Stroud

4th Place: New Mexico Quarter Horse Youth Association
Team Members: Sayna Gallacher, Julie Wilbanks, Beth Floyd, Katie Ortiz
Coaches: Kayce Patterson, Joe Chavez

5th Place: Colorado 4-H El Paso County
Team Members: Cody Roth, Dillon Martin, Sarah Laden, Sarah Eustace
Coach: Jonathon Vrabec

Reason Team Rankings

1st Place: Illinois Quarter Horse Youth Association
Team Members: Danielle Neisendorf, Sarah Schobert, Rachel Riddle, Josi Reed
Coach: Paul Rogers

2nd Place: Pueblo County 4-H Colorado
Team Members: Britani Disanti, Jacquelyn Lane, Rebecca Lane, Corbin Deaton
Coaches: Stephanie Jameson, Randi Jameson

3rd Place: Iowa 4-H
Team Members: Meredith Behr, Spencer Orr, Shannon Behr, Owen Orr
Coaches: Josie Baxter, Darlene Behr

4th Place: Lincoln FFA Team Arkansas
Team Members: Susan Rhodes, Tandy Kidd, Cassy Ramsey
Coach: Kevin Barenberg

5th Place: Williamson County 4-H Texas
Team Members: Faith Onstot, Hope Onstot, Aubrey Ann Gilmore, Emily Kingston
Coach: Lisa Onstot

Overall Team Rankings

1st Place: Illinois Quarter Horse Youth Association
Team Members: Danielle Neisendorf, Sarah Schobert, Rachel Riddle, Josi Reed
Coach: Paul Rogers

2nd Place: Williamson County 4-H Texas
Team Members: Faith Onstot, Hope Onstot, Aubrey Ann Gilmore, Emily Kingston
Coach: Lisa Onstot

3rd Place: Lincoln FFA Team Arkansas
Team MembersSusan Rhodes, Tandy Kidd, Cassy Ramsey
Coach: Kevin Barenberg

4th Place: Union FFA Oklahoma
Team Members: Branden Handke, Hannah Baker, Dylan Woolfolf, Jacie Hill
Coach: Blake Collier

5th Place: Iowa 4-H
Team Members: Meredith Behr, Spencer Orr, Shannon Behr, Owen Orr
Coaches: Josie Baxter, Darlene Behr

Individual Awards:
High Point Individual—Trophy
Reserve High Point Individual—Plaque
3rd through 10th place Individual—Medallions

Overall Individual Awards:
High Point Individual Overall—Trophy, Buckly, Jacket and George Sossamon Memorial Scholarship

Halter Individual Rankings

1st Place: Jacquelyn Lane, Pueblo County 4-H, Colorado
2nd Place: Susan Rhodes, Lincoln FFA, Arkansas
3rd Place: Branden Handke, Union FFA, Oklahoma
4th Place: Meredith Behr, Iowa 4-H, Iowa
5th Place: Rachel Riddle, Illinois Quarter Horse Youth Association, Illinois

Performance Individual Rankings

1st Place: Branden Handke, Union FFA, Oklahoma
2nd Place: Hope Onstot, Williamson County 4-H, Texas
3rd Place: Sarah Schobert, Illinois Quarter Horse Youth Association, Illinois
4th Place: Susan Rhodes, Lincoln FFA, Arkansas
5th Place: Shayna Gallacher, New Mexico Quarter Horse Youth Association, New Mexico

Reason Individual Rankings

1st Place: Sarah Schobert, Illinois Quarter Horse Youth Association, Illinois
2nd Place: Josi Reed, Illinois Quarter Horse Youth Association, Illinois
3rd Place: Branden Handke, Union FFA, Oklahoma
4th Place: Rachel Riddle, Illinois Quarter Horse Youth Assocaition, Illinois
5th Place: Jacquelyn Lane, Pueblo County 4-H, Colorado

Overall Individual Rankings

1st Place: Branden Handke, Union FFA, Oklahoma
2nd Place: Susan Rhodes, Lincoln FFA, Arkansas
3rd Place: Sarah Schobert, Illinois Quarter Horse Youth Association, Illinois
4th Place: Meredith Behr, Iowa 4-H, Iowa
5th Place: Josi Reed, Illinois Quarter Horse Youth Association, Illinois
6th Place: Rachel Riddle, Illinois Quarter Horse Youth Association, Illinois
7th Place: Shayna Gallacher, New Mexico Quarter Horse Youth Association, New Mexico
8th Place: Aubrey Ann Gilmore, Williamson County 4-H, Texas
9th Place: Emily Kingston, Williamson County 4-H, Texas
10th Place: Hope Onstot, Williamson County 4-H, Texas

For more information on the Ford Youth World, visit www.aqha.com/youthworld.

The Ford Youth World is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse exhibitors, ages 18 and under, around the world, who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. More than 2,400 entries from the United States, Canada, England, Sweden and Venezuela are competing for 34 world championships at this year’s event, August 3-11 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

Ford Motor Co. is the title sponsor of the Ford Youth World. AQHA members are eligible for a $500 rebate through Ford on select Ford or Lincoln models, some restrictions apply. In order to qualify, you must be an AQHA member for at least 60 days. Get your rebate here and remember when purchasing your next vehicle, buy Built Ford Tough.

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