WWU Judging Team competes at American Paint Horse Association Spring Sweepstakes
|4/20/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
The William Woods University judging team and three learner judges attended the American Paint Horse Association Spring Sweepstakes in Alvarado, Texas, April 2.
The APHA Spring Sweepstakes is an 11-hour contest in which participants judge 10 classes and give four sets of reasons to official judges.
Judging team members at the event were Samantha Chapman, Danielle Heerdt, Christine Whittier, Sheridan Roe and Alyssa Burgard. The three learner judges were Katie Bigge, Shannon Yeaton and Laurissa Shackles.
Almost 200 individual collegiate contestants and 25 teams participated in the competition.
Classes that were judged included hunter under saddle, horsemanship, western pleasure, western riding, trail, reining, yearling stallions, two-year-old mares, three and over geldings and three and over mares.
Jennie Petterson, Western riding instructor and judging team coach, accompanied students to the competition.
"WWU competitors had some high reasons scores and some great scores on the performance judging in particular. This is a grueling 11-hour contest (11 hours with no talking to anyone but the reasons judges) that tests even the most seasoned competitor."