University of Florida Team Competes in Merial AQHA Collegiate World Championship Horse Judging Contest
On Sunday, November 16th, the American Quarter Horse Association with the support of Merial U.S. held the annual Collegiate World Championship Horse Judging Contest in Oklahoma City, Ok. Florida was represented by the UF Horse Judging Team from UF Animal Sciences Department.
Team members included Melissa Tench, Allie Anderson, Caroline Osgood, Addison Murphy and Shelby Smith with coach L.A. Skurupey. The team placed 5th in Halter Judging, 4th in Performance Judging, 4th in Reasons and 3rd Overall. Individually, Tench placed 3rd in Halter Judging, 10th in Performance Judging, 4th in Reasons and 3rd Overall, and Anderson placed 7th in Halter Judging with 19 teams and 57 individuals competing. Katie Lloyd also represented UF in the limited division.
Horse Judging is an event that tests evaluation skills of horses on both breed character and confirmation along with riding patterns for accuracy and routine in classes of four. Participants also give oral reasons over their placings as well. For more information and full results, visit https://www.judgingcard.com/Results/Events.aspx?ID=7477.
(Photo from UF Horse Judging Team)