Ann Judge, a Purdue University graduate, is from Denver, Colorado, where she has owned and operated a show horse training facility since 1985. Ann trains Arabians and Half-Arabians and has won national awards in several divisions. Ann has served as a judge since 1993 and holds judges cards in Arabian, Morgan, USEF Western Dressage, Pinto Horse Association, Miniature Horse Association, and National Reined Cow Horse Association.
Ann has judged several National and World shows on numerous occasions, including the AMHA World Show (4 times), the U.S. Arabian National Championships (7 times), the Pinto World (6 times), the Arabian Youth Nationals (2 times), the South African Arabian Nationals, the Canadian Pinto National Championships, the Australian Miniature National Championships, and the Canadian Miniature Horse National Championships.
In April 2015, she was inducted to the Pinto Judges Hall of Fame, and in 2017 was named 2016 APAHA Horsewoman of the Year. In 2018, she was once again named APAHA Horsewoman of the Year.
When not showing or judging horses, Ann enjoys her job during the NFL football season as rider of "Thunder", the Denver Broncos' mascot, which she has been doing for 22 years. She loves the thrill of riding down the field to the roar of a crowd of 75,000 fans each time the team scores and especially treasures her two Super Bowl appearances!