Youth participate in 13th annual Horse Judging Camps

This year marked the 13th consecutive summer for TAMU to offer youth horse judging camps.  Two camps were offered at the Thomas G. Hildebrand Equine Complex and over 70 campers from Texas, Arkansas, Georgia and California attended. Campers received instruction from Extension Horse Specialists Jennifer Zoller and Chelsie Huseman; as well as Haley Collins, TAMU Horse Judging Team coach.  Sessions were also led by graduate students Elizabeth Ennis, Morgan Moreno and Mattie Leudecker along with current and past members of the TAMU Horse Judging Team, and Horse Extension interns Ashley Fuqua and Estephanie Zermeno.  Over the course of the three day camps the attendees had a chance to learn about judging Halter and several performance classes including Cutting, Western Pleasure, Hunter Hack, Reining and more.  They were also taught about preparing and presenting oral reasons and had a chance to practice their skills.  A unique part of the camp is an opportunity for the students to judge and receive critiques on live classes.  We greatly appreciate the TAMU Stock Horse Team and local riders for volunteering their time to ride during camp.

Save the date for 2020 TAMU Horse Judging Camp: June 19-21st, 2020


For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Kaitlyn Arnold at or (979) 845-1542.



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