2014 Edition of the Open Horse Show Judges List Now Available

Posted On December 8, 2014— Written By

The 2014 edition of the NC State University Open Horse Show Judges List is now available. If you are a horse show manager and are in search of judges for your 2015 shows, please consider using one of the individuals that have completed the NCSU Open Horse Show Judges’ Certification Clinic. Over 3,800 judges have participated in the clinic since 1986.

The two-day clinic provides Open Horse Show Judges with an opportunity to improve their judging skills. A panel of top breed recognized professional judges demonstrate judging techniques using visuals and  DVD classes. Participants judged and placed 27 classes in a simulated Open Horse Show setting. The classes represented a variety of breeds, events and riding styles. Each judge’s class placings and exam scores were tabulated and ranked by division using the George A. Hormel and Co. Cut System.

The 2014 clinic featured the following nationally recognized judges:

Dr. Robert A. Mowrey – Western Judge, North Carolina

Mike Rosser –  Hunt Seat Judge, North Carolina

Dr. Mike Yoder – Saddle Seat Judge, North Carolina

Nancy Paschall – Non-Trotting Judge, Virginia

Individuals listed in this publication attended the 2012, 2013 or 2014 North Carolina Open Horse Show Judges’ Clinic and indicated they would be available to judge shows. The area of expertise (X) indicates the judges’ preference in judging assignments and is not necessarily representative of their clinic performance. Judges receiving an (*) asterisk in their judging preference area indicate they scored 90% or better in that respective division (a minimum of the top one-third of participating judges certified in each division regardless of score).   Participants were also required to take a written exam for each division. Scores for the exams were based on a 0-50 score and those scores were included, along with class scores in each of the respective divisions. Certification does not guarantee expertise in judging an actual show. When appropriate, show management is encouraged to request references to clarify judging ability, size and number of shows judged, personal appearance and attire while judging.

The next judging certification date will be promoted online at the Extension Horse Husbandry website listed under adult programs. Judges who last attended the 2012 or earlier clinic, are required to attend the 2015 clinic to remain on the judges list. For additional information concerning the 2014 North Carolina Open Horse Show Judges’ Clinic, scores and list or future clinics should contact Extension Horse Husbandry at 919.515.5784.