Horse Judgers from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), attended the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Nov. 15, 2012 and won High Point Team in Halter, Reserve High Team Performance, High Team Reasons, and High Point Team Overall. The AQHA World Championship Show takes place in Oklahoma City, Okla. Nov. 2_17 and plays host to the prestigious Intercollegiate Horse Judging Contest that took place on Nov. 15th.
The state of Oklahoma swept this year’s contest. Oklahoma State University was named World Champion Team in the Senior College division, while Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College took the title of World Champion Team in the Junior College Division. “I am tremendously proud of our students. They have worked hard to win this title,” said Shannon Cunningham, NEO Horse Judging Coach. “In judging, we consider the AQHA World Show our most prestigious contest, so it is rewarding to know that the hard work and dedication of our students has paid off with such huge dividends. It is also exciting that NEO and Oklahoma State won – it was a great show for the state of Oklahoma and OSU A&M system.”
NEO had two teams compete in the junior college division. NEO’s first team (consisting of Josi Reed, Tanessa Cowan, Abby Hendrickson, and Ethan Propp) captured the title of Overall Champion Team, being the Champion Team in Halter, Reserve Champion Team in the Performance division, and Champion Team in Reasons.
NEO’s second team (consisting of Delayna Fitzgerald, Katie Jordan, Megan LaRue, and Lynsey Culp) placed Third High Team Overall, taking Reserve Champion in Halter, Fourth High Team in Performance, and Third High Team in Reasons. Reed won High Individual in Halter, Reserve High Individual in Performance, Reserve High Individual in Reasons, and High Point Individual Overall. Fitzgerald placed Third in Halter, Fifth in Performance, High Individual in Reasons, and Third High Overall. Cowan was Reserve Individual in Halter, 10th in Performance, Sixth in Reasons, and Fifth High Individual Overall. Hendrickson took Sixth in Performance, Third in Reasons, and Seventh High Individual Overall. Jordan placed Fourth in Halter and Eighth in Reasons and Propp was Ninth in Reasons.
Team members include: Ethan Propp — Pryor, Okla. Katie Jordan — Red Oak, Iowa Josi Reed — Cave In Rock, Ill. Tanessa Cowan — Detroit, Texas Delayna Fitzgerald — Clovis, Calif. Megan LaRue — Chelsea, Okla. Abby Hendrickson — Adair, Okla. Lynsey Culp — Plano, Texas