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 Namesort descending Experience Level
IA Slater Paul Amundson Level 1
IA Grinnell Saundy Anderson Level 1
IA Perry Chloe Anderson Level 1
IA Ottumwa Heather Angle-Gardner Level 2
IA Ames Meredith Behr Level 2
IA Mason City Shannon Behr Level 2
IA Huxley Nora Beving Level 3
IA Calamus Brodina Bousselot Level 3
IA Peterson Justin Britton Level 3
IA Cedar Rapids Angela Buchhop Level 1
IA Preston Megan Burke Level 1
IA Holstein Keith Byers Level 3
IA Newton Alexandra Cleverley Level 2
IA Bernard Katie Connolly Level 2
IA Eldora Natalie Cooley Level 3
IA Elberon Myra Crawford Level 3
IA Ames Caitlin Crine Level 3
IA Ankeney Sierra Daniels (Rauch) Level 3
IA Calamus Clark Darien Level 1
MN Albert Lea Jodie Distad Level 1
IA Algona Heather Faber Level 1
IA Laurens Terry Ferguson Level 1
IA Grand Junction Nikki Ferwerda Level 1
IA Duncombe Kris Fleener Level 1
IA Iowa City Cheyenne Flory Level 3
IA Riverside Kristin Fuhrman Level 1
IA Sibley Laura Gradert Level 1
IA Marshalltown Sierra Hagedon Level 2
IA Bennett Katie Hall Level 2
IA Marion Ashley Hansen Level 1
IA Webster City Monica Hild Level 2
IA Bellevue Jessica Hingtgen Level 1
IA Randall Caitlyn Hodnefield Level 3
IA Charles City Lee Hoeft Level 3
IN Plymouth Ashley Holland Level 2
IA Iowa Falls Megan Humphrey Level 1
IA Iowa Falls Joe Humphrey Level 1
IA Osceola Jennifer Hunter Level 1
MN Currie Sam Jens Level 1
IA Glenwood Denise Jens Level 3
IA Red Oak Katherine Jordan Level 1
IA Grinnell Amy Jordan Level 2
OK Stillwater Laurie Jumper Level 1
IA Gowrie Trevor Kalahar Level 3
IA Solon Ann Kaska Level 3
IA Toledo Larry Kilmer Level 2
MO Rushville Tamera Knoll Level 1
IA Waverly Kathy Krukow Level 1
IA New Virginia Nancy Lamb Level 2
MN Woodbury Ginny Larson Level 1