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2017 AQHA Reserve World Champions

The 2017 Oklahoma State University Horse Judging Team had a great season, finishing up as the 2017 AQHA Reserve World Champion Team Overall! They were 1st in halter, 3rd in performance, and 3rd in reasons.
2017 AQHA Reserve World Champions

2017 OSU Horse Judging Team

The 2017 Oklahoma State University Horse Judging Team had a great season, finishing up as the 2017 AQHA Reserve World Champion Team Overall! They were 1st in halter, 3rd in performance, and 3rd in reasons.

“We are so pleased with the team’s hard work, dedication, and passion presented throughout this judging season,” said Marissa Chapa, assistant coach. “We were proud to have these individuals be extremely competitive, with many taking spots in the top ten.”

Kayleigh Crane was 4th individual overall and 6th in performance. Krista Rodney was 6th individual overall, 3rd in halter, and 10th in performance. Mattie Lemmons was 7th individual overall, 7th in halter, 9th in performance, and 1st in reasons. Karli Jones was 8th individual overall and 2nd in halter. Emily Haak was 10th in halter.

This season, the team was also named the All-American Quarter Horse Congress Champions, APHA Reserve Champion Team Overall, high team overall at the Tulsa State Fair, and Arabian Nationals high team overall.

The 2017 Horse Judging Team would like to thank their amazing sponsors; Duffy’s Dry Cleaning and Cook Feed and Outdoor! Thank you for your support! The team is coached by Dr. Steven Cooper and Marissa Chapa.

All American Congress

The 2017 Horse Judging Team was named the 2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress Champions! The team was 1st overall, 1st in halter, 2nd in reasons, and 2nd in performance. They captured many individual placings as well!

Brooke Catterton was 5th in halter, 2nd in performance and 1st individual overall. Krista Rodney was 3rd in halter, 2nd in reasons and 6th individual overall. Mattie Lemmons was 1st in halter and 1st in reasons. Hannah Allaben was 10th in performance. Karli Jones was 6th in performance, 9th in reasons and 4th individual overall. Emily Haak was 8th in reasons.

Arabian Nationals

Five students from Oklahoma State University competed in the Arabian Horse Judging Contest (U.S. Nationals) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on October 27th, 2017. The team was composed of Taylor Gilbert, Rebecca Janes, Hana Murphy, Dylan Price and Harlie Sasser.

They earned 1st in halter, performance and reasons before winning the high team overall by 94 points. Hana Murphy was the high individual overall, Dylan Price was the reserve high individual overall, Harlie Sasser was 3rd high individual overall, Rebecca Janes was 10th high individual overall, and Taylor Gilbert was 11th overall. The team came away with many awards, including more than $3,000 in scholarships.

APHA World Show

The team competed in the 2017 APHA World Show and were named Reserve Champion Team Overall. The team place 4th team overall, 8th and 9th in halter, 2nd and 3rd in performance, and 2nd and 7th reasons.

Brooke Catterton was 5th overall, Hannah Allaben was 6th overall, Emily Haak was 8th overall, and Kayleigh Crane was 9th overall.

Tulsa State Fair

The Horse Judging Team also captured the Tulsa State Fair with a first place win overall! The team was 1st team overall, 1st team in reasons, 2nd team in performance, and 2nd team in halter. Many individuals placed amongst the top in all categories.

Krista Rodney was 1st overall, Emily Haak was 3rd overall, Mattie Lemmons was 4th overall, Karli Jones was 8th overall, and Kayleigh Crane 9th overall.

 

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