2022 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 Lawler Meagan Murray Level 1
IA Toledo Larry Kilmer Level 2
IA Bloomfield Kaitlynn Larrington Level 3
IA Bloomfield Kenzie Gunter Level 3
IA West Des Moines Katera Nowasell Level 1
IA Randall Caitlin Hodnefield Level 2
IA Clare Danielle Condon Level 3
IA Waverly Shannon Moeller Level 2
IA Eldora Melissa Steiner Level 3
IA Ankeny Jill Paxton Level 1
IA Truro Mary Pohlmann Level 1
IA St. Charles Tamela Mondo Level 3
IA Coggon Tammy Dougherty Level 2
IA Story City Shannon Reinbacher Level 1
IA Charles City Lee Hoeft Level 3
IA Fort Dodge Mardi Ratzlaff Level 2
IA Mallard Isabelle Ruppert Level 3
IA Slater Paul Amundson Level 1
IA Bedford Theresa Scheel-Davison Level 1
IA Peterson Justin Britton Level 3
IA Muscatine Kayla Skidmore Level 3
IA Preston Megan Burke Level 1
IA Jewell Jerry Sharer Level 1
IA Algona Heather Faber Level 1
IA Elliott Katherine Jordan Level 1
IA Knoxville Camryn Norton Level 3
IA Grand Junction Nikki Ferwerda Level 1
IA Elberon Myra Crawford Level 3
IA Gowrie Trevor Kalahar Level 3
IA Iowa City Cheyenne Flory Level 3
IA Bernard Katie Connolly Level 1
IA Ruthven Mackenzie Berkland Level 2
IA Iowa Falls Megan Humphrey Level 1
IA Duncombe Kris Fleener Level 1
IA Oakland Tammie Shellberg Level 1
IA Muscatine Katie Yakle (Schaapveld) Level 1
IA Calamus Clark Darien Level 1
IA Oskaloosa Leah Wilcox Level 3
IA Iowa Falls Joe Humphrey Level 1
IA Marion Andrea Nicole Postolka Level 3
IA Solon Ann Kaska Level 3
IA Hinton Sheila Smith Level 2
IA Waukon Crystal Long Level 3
IA Lacona Logan Kinyon Level 3
IA Grinnell Amy Jordan Level 2
IA Watkins Katie Stien Level 1
IA Bellevue Jessica Hingtgen Level 1
IA Eldridge Gail Stevens Level 1
IA Decorah Sara Novotny Schaefer Level 1
IA Brooklyn Jamie Kriegel Level 1