New AQHA Judges Announced

AQHA announces recently approved judges.

American Quarter Horse Association

American Quarter Horse judges are held to the highest standards.

New judges were recently approved by the American Quarter Horse Association. 
Six judge applicants were approved by the AQHA Judges Committee to take the 2017 judges qualifying exam. Based on test scores and other criteria, the Judges Committee then approved a list of prospective new judges that were then reviewed and approved by the AQHA Executive Committee. 

The following are the new AQHA-approved judges:

AQHA all-around judge:

  • Theodore Grose, Sumterville, Florida

AQHA progressive judges:

  • Christi Brown, Billings, Montana
  • Tabatha Taylor, Terre Haute, Indiana

A total of 29 individuals tested at the AQHA Educational Judging Seminars held in Nashville, Tennessee, and Irving, Texas. The following are the new AQHA-approved specialized Level-1 judges:

AQHA specialized Level-1 judges:

  • Shelby Biddlecombe, Claresholm, Alberta 
  • Kelsey Ebke, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Casey Henry, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Kayla Wells-Dill, Phillipsburg, Missouri
  • Sydney Reynolds, Canyon, Texas
  • Amanda Burrows, Miami, Oklahoma
  • Matthew Martin, Dayton, Texas
  • Breanna Grebin, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Helen Moore, Peru, Indiana
  • Kendra Smith, Johnson City, Texas

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