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Horse Judging Team Finishes Fourth at All-American Quarter Horse Congress

Oct. 22, 2013

COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

Horse Judging Team Finishes Fourth at All-American Quarter Horse Congress

CANYON, Texas—In its fourth outing of the competitive season, the West Texas A&M University’s horse judging team earned a fourth-place overall finish at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress, Oct. 16 in Columbus, Ohio.

“The team was disappointed with their final placing. They have won the first three contests they competed in this year, but they are not discouraged and know they still have the opportunity to complete a great year,” Dr. John Pipkin, director of the equine industry program and coach of the horse judging team, said. “They have a great attitude and team spirit and have worked really hard to prepare properly. I know that will continue, and they will be ready to compete at their highest level at the AQHA World and NRHA Futurity.”

The WTAMU team scored 2,950 points with a third in reasons, fourth in performance and fifth in halter for an overall fourth-place finish at the 22-team competition. Texas A&M University claimed the first-place berth with 2,986 points, followed by Colorado State University at second with 2,968 points and Cal Poly with 2,955 points for third.

Four WTAMU team members placed in the top 10 in individual finishes. Marilyn Brandt, a senior equine industry and business major from Andover, Ill., placed second in reasons and ninth in performance. Josie Reed, a junior agricultural media and communication major from Cave-In-Rock, Ill., was second in halter while teammate Morgan Gadd, a Morgan Gadd, junior agricultural media and communication major from Fishers, Ind., was fourth in reasons. Faith Schleich, a senior agricultural media and communication major from Monmouth, Ill., placed 10th in performance.

WTAMU horse judging team members are listed by hometown, classification and major.
Andover, Ill.
Marilyn Brandt, senior equine industry and business major
Austin
Samantha Hearn, senior equine industry and business major
Cave-In-Rock, Ill.
Josi Reed, junior agricultural media and communication major
Cedar Park
Angela Bradley, junior equine industry and business major
Fishers, Ind.
Morgan Gadd, junior agricultural media and communication major
Monmouth, Ill.
Faith Schleich, senior agricultural media and communication major
Nelsonville, Mo.
Kayla Bridgman, senior equine industry and business major
New Windsor, Ill.
Caitlin Robb, senior agricultural media and communication major
Paso Robles, Calif.
Shelby Hrbacek, senior equine industry and business major
 

—WTAMU—


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