The 2020 UNL Horse Judging Team had a tremendous season with many team and individual successes. Team members included: Jenna Glidden (Animal Science, Equine Science) of Valley, Neb.; Kathlyn Hauxwell (Animal Science, Pre-Vet) of McCook, Neb.; Payton Schiller (Agribusiness) of West Point, Neb.; Claire Goestchkes (Animal Science, Livestock Production & Management) of Bellevue, Neb.; Hannah Wiese (Elementary Education) of Papillion, Neb.; Ali Klapal (Animal Science, Equine Science) of Omaha, Neb.; Kristianna Muller (Veterinary Science) of Papillion, Neb.; and Alyssa Waits (Animal Science, Equine Science), of Tryon, Neb coached by Dr. Kathy Anderson and assistant coach Brooke Parrish, graduate student from Elmwood, IL.
Our first contest of the year was at the American Paint Horse World Show in Fort Worth, Texas. Here the team ended up earning 8th overall with Hauxwell winning 10th in halter and performance, and 8th overall! Our next stop was Oklahoma City, OK for the American Quarter Horse Association Intercollegiate World Championship Horse Judging Contest (AQHA) and the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Contest. During the AQHA World Show banquet, the team was thrilled to hear their names called out for 4th in performance, 7th in halter, 7th in reasons, and 4th overall. Waits competed in the limited division earning 3rd in performance, 3rd in halter, 6th in reasons, and 3rd overall. Her teammate, Hauxwell, judging in the open division, had another successful day receiving 3rd in performance and 5th overall. Then, at the NRHA contest, the team ended up 8th overall.
Our team would like to thank the Animal Science Department, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and our alumni for their encouragement and support throughout the year! We know we were very fortunate to have been allowed to travel and compete this past fall and without their support, it would not have been possible. We look forward to continuing the competitive momentum in 2021!