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The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Horse Judging Team traveled to Oklahoma City, Okla. to compete in the American Quarter Horse Association World Show Judging Contest. As a team they won the AQHA World Show Judging Contest and three of the four divisions in Halter, Performance and Overall. Angelina Newbold had a day that all students dream about by winning not just the high individual overall, but also halter, performance and reasons.   “I could not be more proud of them and I look forward to seeing what they can accomplish in senior college,” he said.

Leading the team was Angelina Newbold, she was high individual overall, as well as high individual in halter, performance and reasons.   Abigail Newbold was fourth high individual overall, second in halter, sixth in performance and fourth in reasons.   Karson Stamper was fifth high individual overall, seventh in halter, fourth in performance and seventh in reasons.   Rounding out the team was Tyler Arnold, he was sixth high individual overall, eighth in halter, sixth in performance and eighth in reasons.   “As a coach, for me the hardest day is when I realize my sophomore team just gave their last set of reasons to me in practice, but also brings about excitement for the next day,” said Kevin Pool, NEO Horse Judging Coach. “I am beyond proud of these four and all they’ve accomplished.”

In addition to the team, three members competed in the limited division and we very successful.   Grace Wishard was second high individual overall, first in halter, fifth in performance and eighth in reasons.   Cassidy Wilson was fourth high individual overall, second in performance and first in reasons.   Casey Burden was tenth high overall, first in performance and fifth in reasons.   Along with their success at the World Show, the team competed in National Reining Horse Association Contest. This contest is much different than the traditional judging contest in which they take a rulebook test, a penalty clip test as well as score and rank two sets of ten reining runs.   NEO placed first overall in the Junior College division and sixth overall among all colleges.   Angelina Newbold was the high individual in the Junior College division and second high overall among all colleges.  For more information please contact Kevin Pool at 918-540-6262 or kpool@neo.edu.


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