I grew up in the 4-H world showing Hunter and Western ponies. My interest in judging was bought about by studying Hippology and joining the judging team.
In my young adulthood, I was privileged to work for some of the top show and breeding barns in Virginia. This included Saddlebreds, Morgans, Arabs, Hackneys, Gypsy Vanners and the Stock breeds. My knowledge and admiration of all breeds continued to grow.
In 2000, after campaigning my Quarter Horse to VQHA year end All Around Performance awards, I made the decision to relinquish my Amateur status, and become a judge.
Currently, I hold cards for VHSA, ABRA, GVHS, POA and NC Open. My list of shows judged includes Futurites, Regionals, Classics, State and District, open shows of all sizes, and has taken me from Michigan to Georgia.
My love of judging comes from wanting to give back to 4-H and the sport that has given so much to me.