Colorado State Team Wins Honors in Intercollegiate Horse Judging at American Quarter Horse World Championship

The horse judging team representing Colorado State’s Equine Science Program won both top team and individual honors at the intercollegiate judging contest held at the World Championship Quarter Horse Show Nov. 16.

The contest, sponsored by the American Quarter Horse Association, gave high overall honors to Colorado State’s team, consisting of Marin Herndon of Littleton; Jasmine Jones of Steamboat Springs; Britt Range of Marissa, Ill.; Lindsay Walls of Grand Junction; and Amanda Winter of Arvada. The group also collected high team halter horse judging marks and fourth high team performance horse judging marks.

Individual members earning recognition were Walls, who was high individual judge; Jones, fifth high overall; Range, eighth high overall; and Herndon, 11th high over all.

"This is the final major competition of the year," said James Heird, associate dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and team coach. "In effect this contest is the national championship of intercollegiate horse judging. It is a tribute to the students and the equine sciences program that Colorado State is the champion."

Colorado State students competed against teams from the University of Georgia, New Mexico State University, Purdue University, Kansas State University, Oklahoma State University, Virginia Tech, Western Texas A&M, Texas A&M, Michigan State University and others.