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Ashley Bauer

Warrenton, MO

Cell: (636)297-6353

Email Ashley
POAC Current POAC, IL, and IA card holder. Fifteen years of instructing experience and twenty years of show experience at local, open, and national shows. Placed multiple times at local and state-wide judging competitions throughout Missouri. Prior experience judging and showing halter, showmanship, western pleasure, horsemanship, trail, hunter under saddle, equitation, ranch riding, discipline rail, reining, and all-around events with stock and pleasure type horses. Enjoy teaching and working with equestrians of all ages. Bachelor of Science in Equine General Studies and a Master of Education in Equestrian Education. References available upon request.
Rob Bartels Columbia, MO


Email Rob
  I have been showing horses since 1978. I judged regional shows in the early '90s and have spent the last 20 years training Apps and Paints. I've trained and shown several World Champions. Recently I've started judging again, including several Sho Me Circuit point-approved shows. This year I am scheduled to again judge Sho Me Circuit point-approved shows, the Cole County Fair 4-H show, and several other 4-H shows.
Leonard, MO 63451

Email Mindy

660-762-4243 Home
660-216-7230 Cell
  Over 20 years of show experience including halter, showmanship, western pleasure, horsemanship and trail. I love working with kids and have served as a  4-H Horsemanship Leader. Experience judging 4-H and Open Shows in MO.  Reasonable rates.
Schellie Blochberger Russellville, MO

Email Schellie

  Experience in Open, Fun, 4-H Horse Shows and 4-H/FFA horse judging contests. Will also judge breed classes not requiring a card. I am now carded a Level 3 judge with the Open Horse Show Association (OHSA). CHA Certified Instructor, AQHA/APHA Professional Horseman and Color Breed Congress Judges Academy 2014. Scribe & Ring Steward services. 20+ years experience
RR#1 Box 115C Carrollton IL  62016

Email Heather

217 248-9789
4-H carded thru 2010 Experienced showing western, hunt seat, saddleseat, jumping, showmanship, halter, driving. Prefer to do youth and 4-H shows but will do open and fair shows.
Craig Bright 3400 East 93rd
Valley Center
Kansas 67147


Email Craig
POAC, PHBA, and ABRA I have been judging since 1984 and I am a carded judge with. I have judged, trained, and shown all disciplines at all levels including, world, local, 4H, and International levels.
Barbara Brouster 7123 County RD 141 Kingdom City, MO

Email Barbara

 573-220-0149 Cell
ABRA, AMHA, IBHA, NASMA, POAC, PtHA 20+ years experience judging most events from Fun Shows to World Shows
Sharon Bryant


Email Sharon
PHBA, IAHA, USEF Retired USEF judge who now enjoys giving tips, encouraging and training young riders across Missouri and Kansas. Affordable, reliable, honest judging with an emphasis on helping inexperienced youth in small,schooling shows become the best riders they can be. Will judge in both Missouri and Kansas within 150 miles of the Kansas City metro area. Hunt seat classes including equitation, working hunter and hunter over fences as well as Western Pleasure classes, halter and showmanship. (Happy to create and provide patterns too!)

Fulton, MO

Email Bonnie

573-642-7480 Home
573-310-3325 Cell
  22 years judging experience at open, 4-H, FFA saddle club, MHSA shows. Comfortable judging hunters/jumpers, gaited breeds, trail, all rail events. 22 years instruction experience stocksteat, huntseat and dressage. Limited saddleseat disciplines. BS in Equestrian Science, WWU 1996. 6 years teaching full time at the university level. 4 additional years adjunct instructing for WWU both theory and hunter/jumper classes.
Mary Ann Cash Email MaryAnn Cash

(314) 291-2258
(314) 603-8897
ApHC, APHA, IBHA, NSBA, PHBA, ARHA, NASMA, PtHA Experienced in all classes. Favorites are rider judged, cattle, reining and hunter classes.
Ashley Christopher  
Park Hills, MO

Email Ashley

Heart of America Walking Horse Association (HAWHA) Experience in Open, Fun, 4-H Horse Shows and Gaited horse shows. I have done 4-H horse judging for 8 years and FFA horse judging for 3 years. Prior experience judging and showing halter, showmanship, western pleasure, horsemanship, trail obstacle, equitation, English pleasure, open breed halter classes, and fun classes. 
Julie Cobb 889 Kraus Manor
Fenton, MO 63026


Email Julie
I have a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science from Murray State University, graduate of 2000. I have shown in the IHSA circuit all 4 years of college and have shown and am currently showing in the ApHC circuit. I have 25 years experience teaching lessons and training horses. Employed at Kraus Farms Equestrian Center.  Current president of the Broken Arrow Appaloosa Association.
Stephanie Coram 20345 Fawn Rd. Browning, MO.

660-973-1146 evenings

Email Stephanie
Experience judging 4-H shows, MU Horse judging team winning numerous awards, nearly 30 years training and riding experience, enjoy teaching and helping kids.
Karen Craighead

5098 County Rd
115 Fulton, MO 65251

Email Karen

573-220-3345 Cell
IBHA, PtHA and AQHA Novice/Introductory 30 years experience judging most events from Fun Shows, Open Shows, Breed Shows, State Fairs, Futurities, World Show.
Renae M. Dudley 8280 Spanker Ridge Dr
Bentonville, AR 72712 

Email Renae

IBHA, POAC, NSBABentonville, Arkansas 72712 Experienced horse show judge. Specializing in halter and pleasure futurity horses

SW Missouri Shows
Suzette Dunnigan Dittmer, MO

Email Suzette

   I have judged many open local horseshows which include: St. Clair Saddle Club, MOARab Horse shows, Sullivan Saddle Club, GTA Girl Scout Ranch, Gods Green Acres, Troy, Gaitway Horse Show, and many more. I enjoy working with the youth and helping them to better their performance. I am well versed in halter, showmanship, gaited, pleasure, English, pleasure driving, trail, and horsemanship. I have been showing and training horses and riders for many years.
10836 Lawrence 1150 Mt Vernon, MO 65712


Email Kimberly
Kimberly Eagles has over 30 years experience showing and training horses in many different breeds and disciplines ranging from hunter jumpers to 4H to World Level breed shows. Kimberly has successfully coached horses and riders to wins on the Hunter circuit, 4H State Champion, POA International High Point rider, IHSA collegiate championship top 10 and APHA World Champion. Kimberly has over 20 years experience as a judge and clinician. She has judged many large open shows, stock shows, 4H and hunter shows. Judged the Back To School Blast all youth show 2016. I would love to judge or put on a clinic for you. Please feel free to contact me with any questions

2921 Southwood Hills Rd   Jefferson City, MO

Email Megan

(573) 721-2833
  Currently working towards getting carded in different associations.  Graduated from WWU in 2009 with B.S. in Equestrian Science.  Placed at judging competitions.  Experience in all-around events, stock horses, Morgans, Arabs, Saddlebreds, Open,
4-H and saddle club shows.
Kimberly Garrett  13710 Robbie Forbis Rd Ashland, MO 65010

Email Kimberly

573-657-2024 Home
573-808-1764 Cell 
ApHC, IBHA, Pinto, NSBA  
Bart Gill
1924 Riverview Drive Macomb, IL 61455


Email Bart
 IL 4-H and Open Experienced in all classes, preference given to western/stock seat classes and reining events. 4-H, FFA, and Intercollegiate judging experience and have completed the IL Horse Judging Seminar.

I am willing to travel the northern tier of MOas well as the east side of MO.

my website
4045 Hwy T
Cuba MO 65453

Email John

Illinois carded certified open judge.
Illinois Western Horse Show & Racing Assn. carded judge.
I have attended Purdue University Multi-State Judging Seminar. I am certified all breed open horse show judging with 30 years experience in judging and showing open shows and futurities. (mostly Illinois and southern Mo.) Showing experience in- halter, pleasure, trail and reining.  Work with youth in 4-H and FFA.
Dana Harbison

Warrenton, MO


Email Dana
American Miniature Horse Registry Judging Card American Shetland Pony Club Judging Card Illinois 4H and Open Horse Judging Card Open Horse Show Association Judging Card : Experience judging large open shows with variety of breeds and disciplines. Including but not limited to; Driving, Ranch Riding, Gaited, Patterned classes, Hunter Hack,
Penny Harrington      10950 Lawrence 2030 Miller, MO 65707

Email Penny

  Experienced in Open, 4H, Western/English, Draft, Mules & Donkey, and Driving
Carmen Hoffman 1032 NE 470 RD Calhoun, Missouri 65323

Email Carmen


Experience in Futurities, Regionals, and World Shows. Has also judged open and 4H shows
Caroline Hoffman 4549 Old Canyon Rd Wellington, MO 64097

(417) 234-0935

Email Caroline
WHOA TWHBEA 4H Versatility Halter Rail Equitation experienced
Roger Howe 20753 Hwy 92
Columbus Junction, Iowa 52738

319-321-1818 (c)

Email Roger
ABRA, IBHA, PtHA, POA, Open and 4-H judge I have judged and been a carded judge for over 25 years. I have a lot of experience in all classes from Dressage to English, Western and cattle classes. I have been all over the United States judging. I have done a lot of state 4-H shows,futurties and breed shows. I was also a show manager for ten years and announced several big shows each year. I attend the Color Breed Council Judges Seminar every year. Give me a call.
Charlie Johnson          Festus, MO

Email Charlie Johnson

  Experience in judging open shows: English/Western, 4-H, mules, any equine.
20905 N. Walbaum Road, Geary, OK 73040

Email Laurie

405-640-9962, Cell
405-884-2139, Home
Pony of the Americas Club, American Halter Horse Assn., FQHRA and ABRA Approved judge for: Northeast Oklahoma Horse Show Association, Texoma All Breed Horse Show Association. Oklahoma Hunter-Jumper “Just Jump It” Association and Western Oklahoma Horse Show Association
Barbara Kirby


Email Barbara
  I have shown hunter/jumpers (2 national championships), Arabians (1 national championship), Saddlebreds, Foxtrotters, Carriage Driving, Quarter Horses, Paints, Appaloosas, Reining, Barrels & Poles, Dressage, Combined Training, Miniatures, Trail, Halter, Showmanship, Equitation and Paso Finos. I have 30 years judging experience.
Andrea Koehn 2935 n. Service Rd West
St Clair, MO 63077

636-629-3363 home
314-409-7375 work
636-667-6673 cell
Farmington, MO

Email Steve Laird

573-747-6415 cell
888-207-3163 pager
  I have trained and shown and given riding lessons for the past 35 years. I work mainly with Arabians and Morgans, but have trained and shown many other breeds as well. I have judged class B, county fairs and 4-H shows for the past 25 years.
Lana Mapes Cape Fair, MO


Email Lana Mapes
ASHA, AIHR, MsOHSA, 4-H, Arabian class B, EXCA, ATCHA, NARHA

20 years of judging all events, including special needs riders. 30 years training and teaching lessons, clinics, and 4-H.

400 N Route B Hallsville, MO 65255

Email Victoria Marohl (preferred)

(573) 999-7975 cell
  I have successfully competed in Showmanship, Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, Western, Trail, and Reining with Arabians, Saddlebreds, Morgans, Quarter Horses and some awesome grade horses and ponies. I also have experience with Halter classes, Driving, Games and even some Cutting experience.
I would like to judge some saddle club/open type shows - I especially enjoy working with youth and helping the youngsters in any way possible.
Deidre Mings 3349 N Farm Rd 89 Willard MO 65781


Email Deidre
OHSA (open horse show association) Carded judge I have experience judging open horse shows, including English and western riding disciplines with stock horses, as well as Foxtrot and open gaited classes.
Sarah Moentmann   26920 CR 234
Carrollton, MO 64633

Email Sarah

  I am seeking opportunities to judge open and 4-H/FFA horse shows. I have experience in both judging and equine competition.  I started judging while I was a member of 4-H and FFA and my experience in equine competition is in Western, English, games and team roping. I have judged the Tri-State Futurity Fall of 07 and area youth horse shows.

My website
Lee's Summit, MO

Email Kathy

  Certified Riding Instructor with 30 years training, showing, clinics, judging and lessons. Judged large open shows and small open shows, County 4-H shows in the all around events. I have given lessons in hunter under saddle and western disciplines including showmanship, trail, hunter over fences, western pleasure, equitation, horsemanship, western riding. References upon request.
Duke Neff Box 155
Pleasant Hill M0 64080


Email Duke
Accredited with APHA, PtHA, POAC. ApHC, Appaloosa Canada, AMHA, AMHR, IBHA, ABRA  
27897 Lamms La.
Sedalia, MO 65301 

Email Gary (pending)

 (563) 370-5238 Cell
IBHA, ABRA, AMHR, POAC, IRHA Exhibitor Friendly and Years of Experience
Heather Northcutt   New Bloomfield, MO

Email Heather

ARHA Approved Judge with experience in all classes. Shown and trained horses at all levels in multiple events. Willing and able to judge ARHA, Open, 4-H, fun and circuit shows. Will also do clinics.
H. Lynette Partridge-Schneider

My web site     
Belleville, Illinois

Email Lynette

618-979-3192 phone
AHHA, AMHR, ASPC, ASPR, GHRA. SSHBEA, WHOA, OHSA, POAC, AMHA, ADS Experienced horse show judge and clinician. Multi-breed association carded and open show carded that has judged: multiple breed shows, regional, world/national specialties and open shows for all disciplines/classes. 4-H and FFA judging contest clinician and judge.  More info
5595 CR 113
Fulton, MO 65251

Email Mona Prater

573-220-0492 Cell
ARHA, IBHA, POA, ApHC, ABRA, ASHA Experience judging open and breed shows – all events from hunt seat and jumping to cattle events. Over 25 years experience showing and training. Multiple World and National championships. I am also willing to do clinics.
Cheto Scheets Grandview, MO


Email Cheto
  Experienced 4-H and open/circuit show judge. Western/English disciplines. Danish system KS & MO 4-H. 20+ years show experience in western pleasure, horsemanship, showmanship, trail and reining at AQHA and open shows. Currently showing and continuing education by attending the 2016 AQHA Judges Seminar to stay up to date on rules and standards. Enjoy working with youth on performance and show prep. References upon request.
Lauren Scholtz


Email Lauren
  Experience showing Western and English. Have personally showed on State and Distict levels. Have been a riding instructor for years and helped teach 4-H groups. Love working with kids and teaching them.
Rt. 1 Box 20
Colony, Ok  73021

Email Brandon

405-929-7320 Home
405-542-7228 Cell
  I have judged several local and 4-H level horse shows as well as open and amateur.  I am currently a FQHR judge and working on AQHA judges card.  I have experience in all types of cattle classes as well as reining and pleasure classes.  I am a active showman.  Showing in NCHA, AQHA, and FQHR shows.     Travel distance will not be a problem.
Joni Spurgeon

Our Website
New Bloomfield, MO


Email Joni
  I have been judging local and state shows for four years.
Leslie (Smith) Starkey 6520 Private Road 2534 Mountain View, MO 65548


Email Leslie
  20 Years experience, 4-H, very good All BREED Judge English, Western, Western Riding, Equitation, Horsemanship, Showmanship Halter, Trail Obstacle, Driving, Obstacle Driving Gaited, Arabian, Saddlebred, and Stock Horse Breeds
Jennifer Thornhill       Columbia, MO

Email Jennifer Thornhill


  Equestrian Degree from William Woods University in 1997. Twelve years plus in the show circuit – 4-H, circuit and Paint/Pinto and American Quarter Horse. Twenty years’ experience judging open, 4-H, fun and circuit shows. Experience as an assistant trainer for the saddlebreds and quarter horses. Can judge halter, showmanship, trail, english (equitation and pleasure) and western (equitation and pleasure) and reining. Love working and educating kids about horse safety and show performance.
Butch Watson 7787 SW Regional Airport Blvd.
Bentonville, AR 72712


Email Butch
I have experience in training and showing AQHA all around horses for the past 25 plus years. Experience in judging open horse shows, 4-H horse shows and Fair horse shows. I have judged halter, showmanship, western events (Horsemanship and Pleasure), trail, English events, reining and timed events. I also have experience in judging fast and slow gaited pleasure horses at the open show level. Cont.
940 Edwardsville Dr. Edwardsville, KS 66111

Email Abby

785-822-4855 Cell
  Experienced 4-H and open show judge.  Animal Science and Ag Communications degrees from Kansas State University.  Top 5 in horse judging at the AQHA world show. Fair, honest, knowledgeable judge.  Available to judge in the Kansas City area, but will travel.
Kara Wilkerson

1211 West 7th Fulton MO 65251
(573) 822-5746

Email Kara
  Have over 10 years of experience judging 4-H, FFA, Open, and Circuit shows. Many different breeds and classes. Grew up in the 4-H and FFA programs showing horses and giving riding lessons. Competed on collegiate judging teams winning congress and the world competitions.
Stacy Wood Frankford, MO 63441

Email Stacy

4-H Twenty  years of Experience in 4-H with 4-H card through Iowa State University, and Open horse shows. Up to date on current rules and information.