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.

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Horse Judges Directory

State City Name Experience Levelsort descending
IA Orange City Rhianna Wallace Level 2
IA Fort Dodge Mardi Ratzlaff Level 2
IA Story City Shannon Reinbacher Level 2
MN Lanesboro Mara Maschoff Level 2
IA Bernard Katie Connolly Level 2
IA Grimes Cassie Willis Level 2
IA Marion Miranda Morris Level 2
IN Plymouth Ashley Holland Level 2
IL Moline Ellie Tarr Level 2
IA Decorah Jen Soland Level 2
NY Warsaw Jessica Winstel Level 2
NE Dunning T.L. Meyer Level 2
IA Bennett Katie Hall Level 2
IA Perry Chloe Anderson Level 2
IA Ottumwa Heather Angle-Gardner Level 2
IA New Virginia Nancy Lamb Level 2
IA Mason City Shannon Behr Level 2
IA Toledo Larry Kilmer Level 2
IA Van Meter Shelby Prom Level 2
IA Randall Caitlyn Hodnefield Level 2
IA Grinnell Amy Jordan Level 2
IA Ankeny Martha Loney Level 2
IA Eldora Natalie Cooley Level 3
IA Solon Ann Kaska Level 3
IA Ames Caitlin Crine Level 3
IA Ely Tory Wells Level 3
IA Calamus Brodina Bousselot Level 3
IA Lawler Meagan Murrey Level 3
IA Waverly Shannon Moeller Level 3
IA St. Charles Tamela Mondo Level 3
IA Muscatine Kayla Skidmore Level 3
IA Knoxville Camryn Norton Level 3
IA Holstein Keith Byers Level 3
IA Elberon Myra Crawford Level 3
IA Waukon Crystal Long Level 3
IA Marion Andrea Nicole Postolka Level 3
IA Marshalltown Katie Poling Level 3
NE Omaha Michelle Swoboda Level 3
IA Huxley Nora Beving Level 3
IA Clare Danielle Condon Level 3
IA Charles City Lee Hoeft Level 3
IA Clear Lake Spencer Orr Level 3
IA Iowa City Cheyenne Flory Level 3
IA Peterson Justin Britton Level 3
IA Hinton Sheila Smith Level 3
IA Glenwood Denise Jens Level 3
IA Gowrie Trevor Kalahar Level 3

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