UNL Horse Judging Team

Faculty Advisor:

Photo UNL Horse Judging Team
Pictured, L-R back row: Kathy Anderson, PhD, Coach; Dr. Larry Berger, Animal Science Department Head; Brittany Tisthammer (Assistant coach) Front Row: Rachel Sorensen, Lyndsay Drudik, Rebecca Gunderson, Kate Bonham

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Horse Judging Team had a very successful 2015 season. The team traveled multiple weeks and weekends this fall semester. We started the school year off by traveling to Tulsa, Oklahoma to participate in the Tulsa State Fair Judging Contest this contest was great practice
for our new team members! We made the trip very memorable by stopping at our favorite southern restaurants like Whataburger and Braums! After Tulsa, we had a quick week at school and then made the journey to Ohio, to participate in the All American Quarter Horse Congress. We spent the week in Columbus, Ohio practicing on all the amazing horses and spent our free time shopping at the huge
trade show! After Congress, we had a few weeks to polish our oral reasons back in Lincoln and then we made the trip south again to attend the AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma. We spent that week watching and judging some of the world's best horses and horseman. The team had a successful year and they are all fired up and ready to come back next fall and compete
in the senior college division. The individual results are listed below! Great job ladies!

Kate Bonham
  • 2nd overall high individual in performance at the All American Quarter Horse Congress

Lyndsay Drudik
  • 2nd overall high reasons individual at the All American Quarter Horse Congress
  • 11th individual in performance at the AQHA World Championship Show
  • 13th individual overall at the AQHA World Championship Show

Rachel Sorensen
  • 2nd high individual overall at the All American Quarter Horse Congress
  • 4th individual in performance at the AQHA World Championship Show
  • 6th individual in reasons at the AQHA World Championship Show
  • 8th individual overall at the AQHA World Championship Show

Rebecca Gunderson
  • 1st high individual in halter at the All American Quarter Horse Congress
  • 1st high individual in reasons at the All American Quarter Horse Congress
  • 1st high individual overall at the AQHA World Championship Show
  • 1st high individual in halter at the AQHA World Championship Show
  • 4th individual in reasons at the AQHA World Championship Show
  • • 5th individual in performance at the AQHA World Championship Show

Requirements:

Junior Standing

Full - Time Student (12+ hours)

Overall GPA of 2.0 or higher

Contest Format:

4 horses per class, 8 - 12 classes per contest, 4 - 6 sets of oral reasons per contest

Examples of Some Judging Classes: Halter, Western Pleasure, Reining, Western Riding, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunter Hack, Pleasure Driving, Western Horsemanship, English Equitation

See the National Horse Judges Team Coaches Association for more details.

For more information on the Horse Judging Team please contact Kathy Anderson