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 West Des Moines Katera Nowasell Level 1
IA Ankeny Jill Paxton Level 1
MN Austin Kathryn Schley Level 1
IA Laurens Terry Ferguson Level 1
IA Bedford Theresa Scheel-Davison Level 1
MO Rushville Tamera Knoll Level 1
IA Jewell Jerry Sharer Level 1
IA Cresco Darlene Vsetecka Level 1
IA Decorah Tom Shroyer Level 1
IA Ames Jillian LaRue Level 1
IA Duncombe Kris Fleener Level 1
IA Waukon Emily Rocksvold Level 1
IA Calamus Clark Darien Level 1
IA Watkins Katie Stien Level 1
IA Riverside Kristin Fuhrman Level 1
IA Decorah Sara Novotny Level 1
IA Slater Paul Amundson Level 1
IA Osceola Jennifer Hunter Level 1
IA Lake Park Amanda Sether Level 1
IA Boone Verlin Potts Level 1
IA Grinnell Saundy Anderson Level 1
MN Eyota Teresa Lauth Level 1
IA Cedar Rapids Angela Buchhop Level 1
IA Preston Megan Burke Level 1
IA Grand Junction Nikki Ferwerda Level 1
IA Marion Ashley Hansen Level 1
IA Iowa Falls Megan Humphrey Level 1
IA Perry Chloe Anderson Level 1
MN Currie Sam Jens Level 1
IA Sibley Laura Gradert Level 1
MN Albert Lea Jodie Distad Level 1
IA Iowa Falls Joe Humphrey Level 1
IA Van Meter Shelby Prom Level 1
IA Truro Mary Pohlmann Level 1
KY Mayfield Dennis Mason Level 1
SD Sioux Falls Joe Rowe Level 1
IA Red Oak Katherine Jordan Level 1
IA Colo Emily Miller Level 1
IA Algona Heather Faber Level 1
IA Muscatine Katie Schaapveld Level 1
IA Cedar Falls Judi Nelson Level 1
OK Stillwater Laurie Jumper Level 1
IA Waverly Kathy Krukow Level 1
IA Oakland Tammie Shellberg Level 1
IA Eldridge Gail Stevens Level 1
MN Woodbury Ginny Larson Level 1
IA Bernard Hillary Lynch Level 1
MN Rogers Lynn-Ellen St. Martin Level 1
IA Panora Lynn Milks Level 1
IA Bellevue Jessica Hingtgen Level 1