2020 Iowa Horse Judges Directory

The judge’s directory provides a list of potential judges for committees to consider when selecting judges for open and 4-H shows in Iowa. 

Judges appearing on the list have met the following minimum requirements:

  1. Received a minimum grade of 85% on practical judging classes and 80% on a written examination.
  2. Attended a horse judge’s certification clinic at least once every three years.
  3. Completed an approved application form.
  4. Exception:  Judges who hold national breed judging cards and/or are approved 4-H judges from other states have completed the application form and have been approved by the state 4-H horse program committee.

To use the directory:

  1. Judges are listed as Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3

    1. Level 1 - judges must have 5 years judging experience or hold a national breed card.
    2. Level 2 - three years judging experience and/or collegiate judging experience.
    3. Level 3 - judges have recently started attended and passed the judges certification clinic and exam.
  2.  Show size indicates the size of show the judges are comfortable judging.
    1. Small Shows (classes of 15 horses or less)
    2. Medium Shows (classes of 35 horses or less)
    3. Large Shows (classes of 35 horses or more)
  3.  Judges were asked to rate their experience/preference for judging in the following categories. A is the most experienced or preferred classes, and F is the least experienced or preferred classes.
    • A = Most experienced/preferred class, extensive experience with judging classes
    • B = Class requirements well known, several experiences with judging classes
    • C = Familiar with class requirements, some experience with judging classes
    • D = Familiar with class requirements, a small amount of experience with judging classes
    • E = Somewhat familiar with class requirements, very little judging of these classes
    • = Unfamiliar with class requirements – have not judged these classes
  4. Judging team experience indicates the judge was on a 4-H/FFA or collegiate judging team.

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To view the directory click on City, Name or Experience Level to sort the list. Click on the individuals name to view information on the judge.


Horse Judges Directory

State City Name Experience Level
IA Cedar Rapids Angela Buchhop Level 1
IA West Des Moines Katera Nowasell Level 1
IA Osceola Jennifer Hunter Level 1
IA Ely Tory Wells Level 3
IA Paton Danielle Vinchattle Level 3
IA Grinnell Stephanie Patterson Level 2
IA Decorah Sara Novotny Level 1
IA Preston Megan Burke Level 1
IA Ankeny Jill Paxton Level 1
IA Grinnell Saundy Anderson Level 1
IA Newton Alexandra Cleverley Level 2
IA Winterset Lacey Reed Level 2
IA Grand Junction Nikki Ferwerda Level 1
IA Slater Shannon Reeves Level 2
IA Ottumwa Heather Angle-Gardner Level 2
IA Ankeney Sierra Daniels (Rauch) Level 3
IA Charles City Lee Hoeft Level 3
IA Ames Caitlin Crine Level 3
IA Boone Verlin Potts Level 1
IA Iowa Falls Megan Humphrey Level 1
IA Knoxville Liz Spring Level 2
IA New Virginia Nancy Lamb Level 2
IA Ames Meredith Behr Level 2
IA Calamus Brodina Bousselot Level 3
IA Bennett Katie Hall Level 2
IA Sibley Laura Gradert Level 1
IA Bedford Theresa Scheel-Davison Level 1
IA Webster City Monica Hild Level 2
IA Mason City Shannon Behr Level 2
IA Laurens Terry Ferguson Level 1
IA Marion Ashley Hansen Level 1
IA Iowa Falls Joe Humphrey Level 1
IA Jewell Jerry Sharer Level 1
IA Toledo Larry Kilmer Level 2
IA Orange City Rhianna Wallace Level 2
IA Bennett Katie Hall Level 2
IA Glenwood Denise Jens Level 3
IA Cresco Darlene Vsetecka Level 1
IA Randall Caitlyn Hodnefield Level 3
IA Van Meter Shelby Prom Level 1
IA Waverly Shannon Moeller Level 3
IA Perry Chloe Anderson Level 1
IA Grinnell Amy Jordan Level 2
IA Grimes Cassie Willis Level 2
IA Truro Mary Pohlmann Level 1
IA Decorah Tom Shroyer Level 1
IA St. Charles Tamela Mondo Level 3
IA Ankeny Martha Loney Level 2
IA Elberon Myra Crawford Level 3
IA Holstein Keith Byers Level 3