The NAILE was not the only national event that took place last week, the World Championship Collegiate Horse Judging Contest also took place at the AQHA World Show! Florida was represented in two divisions with teams from the University of Florida. Check out the results below!
University of Florida Teams Compete at AQHA World Championship Collegiate Horse Judging Contest
UF's Horse Judging program has continued its "rein" (pun absolutely intended) as one of the nation's premier equine judging programs at the American Quarter Horse Association's World Show last week in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Contestants from UF took part in both the limited and open divisions in the Merial AQHA World Championship Collegiate Horse Judging Contest and had great results.
Senior division team members include Chelsea Lopez, Gabrielle Rowland, Thalita Leite, Brie Fedmister, and Amye Francis. The team placed 7th in Halter, 10th in Performance, tied for 10th in Reasons, and 10th Overall with 24 teams and 83 individuals competing. Likewise, Haley Kincheloe competed in the Limited division, and individually placed 4th in Halter, 6th in Performance, and 3rd Overall. All are coached by LeeAnn Skurupey from UF Animal Sciences Department.
Congratulations on a great season to each of these contestants and best wishes to them as they pursue careers in and out of the equine industry. Horse judging is an event that tests the ability of individuals to judge horse both on halter and in performance situations and to answer questions and defend their placings via oral reasons. Full results from this event are available online at https://www.judgingcard.com/Results/Events.aspx?ID=5340.
(Photo from UF Horse Judging Team)