2024 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
GA Conyers Jenna Farmer Level 2
IA Charlotte Megan Burke Level 1
IA Randall Caitlin Hodnefield Level 2
IA Ackley Natalie Cooley Level 2
IA Oskaloosa Leah Wilcox Level 3
IA Boone Erica Mehlhaus Level 2
IA Grand Junction Nikki Ferwerda Level 1
IA Truro Mary Pohlmann Level 1
IA Grinnell Stephanie Patterson Level 2
IA Lacona Logan Chambers Level 3
IA Albia Heather Angle Level 1
IA Iowa Falls Megan Humphrey Level 1
IA Oakland Tammie Shellberg Level 1
IA Calamus Brodina Bousselot Level 3
IA Brooklyn Jamie Kriegel Level 1
IA Iowa Falls Joe Humphrey Level 1
IA Solon Ann Kaska Level 2
IA Waverly Shannon Moeller Level 2
IA Pilot Mound Lillie Longhorn Level 3
IA Ames Sage Hildabrand Level 2
IA Grinnell Amy Jordan Level 2
IA Bellevue Jessica Hingtgen Level 1
IA Muscatine Kayla Skidmore Level 2
IA Gilman Kenisha Doehrmann Level 3
IA Ankeny Martha Loney Level 3
IA Martelle Tory Wells Level 3
IA Calamus Clark Darien Level 1
IA Ames Mallareigh Moser Level 3
IA Traer Sierra Hagedon Level 2
IA Newton Alexandra Cleverley Level 2
IA Waukon Crystal Long Level 3
IA Pella Cherise McLaughlin Level 1
IA Norwalk Sierra Daniels Level 1
IA Decorah Sara Novotny Schaefer Level 1
IA Ames Elizabeth Kotewicz Level 3
IA Ankeny Jill Paxton Level 1
IA Webster City Monica Hild Level 2
IA Bondurant Spencer Orr Level 3
IA Ackley Julie Burchett Level 2
IA Story City Shannon Reinbacher Level 1
IA Orange City Rhianna Frost Level 1
IA Grand River Jennifer Hunter Level 1
IA Bloomfield Kenzie Gunter Level 3
IA Bedford Theresa Scheel-Davison Level 1
IA Decorah Jen Soland Level 2
IA Merrill Hanna Cabney Level 2
IA Eldora Melissa Steiner Level 3
IA Jewell Jerry Sharer Level 1
IA Coggon Tammy Dougherty Level 2
IA Ames Shianne Votava Level 2