2021 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 Levelsort descending
IA Bedford Theresa Scheel-Davison Level 1
MN Eyota Teresa Lauth Level 1
IA Grand River Jennifer Hunter Level 1
IA Jewell Jerry Sharer Level 1
IA Cresco Darlene Vsetecka Level 1
MN Albert Lea Jodie Distad Level 1
IA Duncombe Kris Fleener Level 1
IA Red Oak Katherine Jordan Level 1
IA Watkins Katie Stien Level 1
IA Muscatine Katie Schaapveld Level 1
IA Eldridge Gail Stevens Level 1
IA Marion Saundy Anderson Level 1
MN Rogers Lynn-Ellen St. Martin Level 1
MN Slayton Sam Jens Level 1
IA Truro Mary Pohlmann Level 1
MO DeKalb Tamie Mcmillian Level 1
IA Slater Paul Amundson Level 1
SD Sioux Falls Joe Rowe Level 1
IA Preston Megan Burke Level 1
IA Grand Junction Nikki Ferwerda Level 1
IA Algona Heather Faber Level 1
IA Iowa Falls Megan Humphrey Level 1
IA Iowa Falls Joe Humphrey Level 1
IA Oakland Tammie Shellberg Level 1
IA Bernard Katie Connolly Level 1
IA Bellevue Jessica Hingtgen Level 1
IA Calamus Clark Darien Level 1
IA Colo Emily Miller Level 1
IA Cedar Falls Judi Nelson Level 1
IA Waverly Kathy Krukow Level 1
IA Decorah Sara Novotny Schaefer Level 1
MN Woodbury Ginny Larson Level 1
IA Boone Verlin Potts Level 1
IA Lawler Meagan Murray Level 1
IA West Des Moines Katera Nowasell Level 1
IA Marion Ashley Hansen Level 1
IA Ankeny Jill Paxton Level 1
IA Le Mars Hanna Cabney Level 2
IA Le Mars Hanna Cabney Level 2
IA Van Meter Shelby Prom Level 2
IA Ottumwa Heather Angle-Gardner Level 2
IA New Virginia Nancy Lamb Level 2
IA Grinnell Stephanie Patterson Level 2
IA Winterset Lacey Reed Level 2
IA Toledo Larry Kilmer Level 2
IA Randall Caitlyn Hodnefield Level 2
IA Fort Dodge Mardi Ratzlaff Level 2
IA Grinnell Amy Jordan Level 2
IA Ankeny Martha Loney Level 2
IA Newton Alexandra Cleverley Level 2