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The NEO Horse Judging team was recently named Reserve Champions at the American Quarter Horse Association World Show.

The team started their season by traveling to the All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. They finished as the Reserve High Junior College Team. The team members were Casey Burden, Emily Hokit, Sam Schenck, Cassidy Wilson and Grace Wishard.

Team Results

  • 2nd High Team Overall
  • 2nd High Team in Halter
  • 2nd High Team in Performance
  • 2nd High Team in Reasons

Individual Results

  • Emily Hokit – 2nd High Individual overall, 2nd in Halter, 5th in Performance and 6th in Reasons
  • Sam Schenck – 4th in Reasons, 5th High Individual overall and 9th in Performance
  • Cassidy Wilson – 8th in Halter, 10th High Individual overall and 10th in Performance
  • Grace Wishard – 9th in Reasons

The team competed in the American Quarter Horse Association World Show in Oklahoma City, earning Reserve Champion Team. The team members were Emily Hokit, Casey Burden, Cassidy Wilson, Sam Schenck and Grace Wishard. The limited Division Team members were Aislin McStay, Karlee Frank, Eden Rominger and Katelynn Horn.

Team Results

  • 2nd High Team Overall
  • 1st High Team Halter
  • 2nd High Team in Reasons
  • 3rd High Team in Performance

Individual Results

  • Cassidy Wilson – 2nd High Individual overall, 2nd in Halter, 3rd in Performance and 6th in Reasons
  • Emily Hokit – 5th in Performance, 6th High Individual overall and 8th in Reasons
  • Sam Schenck – 1st in Halter and 3rd in Reasons
  • Casey Burden – 6th in Halter and 9th in Reasons

Limited Division Individual Results

  • Aislin McStay – 3rd High Individual overall, 1st in Reasons, 4th in Performance and 8th in Halter
  • Karlee Frank – 2nd in Reasons and 4th in Halter
  • Eden Rominger – 3rd in Reasons

“These ladies have had a great year and have improved so much in just a short time,” said NEO Horse Judging coach Kevin Pool. “I am so proud of what they have accomplished during the last couple of years and how hard they have worked.”

To round out the fall season, the team made their way to the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Judging Contest in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Team Results

  • 4th High Team Overall

Individual Results

  • Cassidy Wilson – 5th High Individual overall
  • Emily Hokit – 8th High Individual overall

The team will begin the spring season in February by traveling to the National Reined Cow Horse Association contest in Fort Worth, Texas.

For more information, contact the NEO Horse Judging coach Kevin Pool at kpool@neo.edu or 918-540-6262.


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