Denver’s ‘Bronco Girl’ to speak at WWU
|11/8/2011||Mary Ann Beahon|
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Ann Judge-Wegener, rider of the NFL’s only live mascot, will talk at William Woods University Friday about her life as the rider of Thunder, the mascot of the Denver Broncos.
Her presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be at 7 p.m. Friday (Nov. 11) in Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center.
Judge-Wegener has trained and ridden both of the purebred white Arabian stallions that serve as the Broncos’ mascot. The first Thunder was recently retired after five years on the field with Judge-Wegener, and she continues to train his successor.
Topics of discussion will include memorable games, Thunder’s dynamic personality and the preparation of the newest mascot for the Broncos. Judge-Wegener will also talk about the dedication and devotion required to be Denver’s “Bronco Girl” and also the great satisfaction of working with great horses and riders.
Having grown up on a small horse farm in Indiana, Judge-Wegener is also an accomplished judge, instructor and trainer, who has been training Arabians most of her life. She frequently trains, rides and teaches, and will be teaching a two-day clinic for western riders at WWU this weekend.