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Please call Val Shingledecker at 817.783.5600 extension 316 to request a Judge's Application Packet.

 

The following is information involved in applying to become an AMHA Carded Judge. Apprentice Applicants are those individuals who do not currently hold a National Equine Card. Carded Applicants are those individuals who do currently hold a National Equine Card. If you have any questions about judge requirements or about completing these forms, please call the AMHA office at 817.783.5600. Reference LO-020 in the AMHA Rulebook for Carded (Approved) & Apprentice Status Rules.

2021 NEWS:

  • Please continue to use the 2019 AMHA Rule Book for this year. 

  • Please make sure we have your current contact information.

  • Due to technical issues, we were not able to send out renewal notices so please be sure to renew your membership and judge's card by mail, email, fax, or phone call to the office.

2021 JUDGE RENEWALS -

  • Please send in your membership renewal of $70 by February 1st (email, fax, phone, or mail)

  • Please send in your Judge renewal fee of $35 by February 1st (email, fax, phone, or mail)

  • Please watch your email for your Judge's Renewal Test

                                              OR

JUDGE APPLICANT INFORMATION
  • Applicants must submit a complete application with appropriate non-refundable fees (see application for fee schedule) and references.

  • Applicants must be 19 years of age in order to apply.

  • Provide a recent photo of yourself in the attire you would wear to judge a horse show. (The photo will remain with AMHA)

  • Applicants' names will be published on the AMHA website upon receipt of their completed application.

  • All completed references must be received by the AMHA before your application can be submitted to the Licensed Official Committee.

  • Applicants are required to complete an Approved AMHA Seminar within twelve (12) months of the application being received in the AMHA Office. Please check the AMHA website at www.amha.org for the complete list of AMHA Judge Seminars. Anyone submitting an application to AMHA will receive seminar information. (see below for seminar information)

  • During the seminar, applicants are required to complete a Closed AMHA Rulebook Test, Interviews conducted by the Licensed Official Committee and the AMHA Seminar Session. At that time, the committee determines:

    1. If an Apprentice Applicant is approved he/she must apprentice three (3) AMHA approved shows.

    2. If a Carded Applicant is approved he/she must apprentice a minimum of one (1) and up to three (3) AMHA shows.The number of shows to apprentice will be determined by the Licensed Official Committee.

    3. Or if the application will be denied approval.

  • Applicants must complete apprenticing requirements within twelve (12) months from the date of notification. Failure to complete the application process will result in the file being declared void and require that the application process including repayment of the application fee, be started over.

  • Applicants will be notified by mail with all appropriate information required to apprentice the required number of AMHA Approved Shows. Refer to LO-020-D in the AMHA Rulebook for all rules regarding Apprentice Judging Requirements.

  • Once the apprentice applicant's references have been received from the AMHA Judges he or she apprenticed with, the file will be reviewed at the next scheduled Licensed Official Committee meeting to determine if the applicant is accepted as an AMHA Approved Judge, or if the application will be denied approval.

  • If you are accepted for Approved Status judging status your name will appear on the AMHA website as an Approved Judge. All Approved Judges must maintain their membership in the AMHA. Your name will be added to the list provided to Show Managers/Secretaries seeking the names and addresses of Approved Judges. The list of Approved Judges is posted on the AMHA web site.

  • Click here for an AMHA Judge Application or email val@amha.org  for one..

  • How to Reapply See LO-010-C

AMHA JUDGE'S FORMS 

“The Licensed Official Committee will post scoring forms for judges to use as a tool for judging classes. They are suggested forms only (not mandatory). The completed forms at an AMHA Approved Show will not be posted for public use as they are tools only for class judging.”

AMHA JUDGE'S SEMINAR - 
 ALL JUDGES DUE FOR CLINICS IN 2020 ARE AUTOMATICALLY GIVEN AN EXTENSION TO THE 2021 ANNUAL MEETING OR 2022 CBC

If you need to fulfill your three-year seminar requirement or just sharpen your judging skills, mark your calendar for the following AMHA Approved Clinics.
AMHA Judges must attend the seminar in the year required, carry over into the next year for CBC will no longer be allowed.
AMHA Approved Judges are required to attend the complete seminar. Effective 2004, AMHA Approved judges must be reviewed every six (6) years by the Licensed Official Committee while in attendance of an approved AMHA Judges Seminar (Ref: LO-020-B-4).
AMHA Judge Applicants must participate in an AMHA Closed Rulebook Test, Interviews, and attend the complete seminar.

 

2021 Judge's Clinic at AMHA Annual Meeting - November 14, 2021, Holiday Inn Portland Airport, Portland OR

           Sunday morning 8:30 - noon, November 14h, interview schedule to be announced later, but will probably be Sat pm or early Sunday am.

           Call the hotel at 503-256-5000 by Oct 11th to get the room rate of $109/night. Use the code MHA or American Miniature Horse Assoc.

           Click here for the Clinic Registration Form                     Contact Sid Hutchcraft for Interview times

 

2022 Judge's Clinic At CBC - February 2-3, 2022

           The AMHA General Session for all judges and applicants will be at 6:30pm on Thursday February 3, 2022

            There are some very informative and worthwhile sessions for all judges to attend on Wednesday-Friday including Halter on Wednesday, Hunters

            and Showmanship on Thursday, and Halter Obstacle (Trail) on Friday morning.  This new schedule allows you to travel home on Friday morning.
 

Please do not hesitate to contact Val Shingledecker in the AMHA office if you have any questions. 817.783.5600, ext. 316 or email val@amha.org

Approved and Senior Judges

While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these listings, the AMHA assumes no responsibility for errors. Comments regarding the AMHA Judges List should be directed to the L.O.C. Coordinator, 5601 S. Interstate 35W, Alvarado, Texas 76009.

Name
Status
City, State, Zip
Country
Cards
Carded Date
Clinic
Total Shows
Last World Show Judged
Email
Phone
ADAMS, Mike R.
Senior
Rochester, Illinois USA
IBHA, AMHR, ASPC, PtHA, ABRA, NASMA, POAC
1991
2019
43
2016
217.415.3282
ALDRICH, Jamie
Approved
Center Hill, FL
ASPC, AMHR
2018
2019
1
618.444.7722
ALLEN, Pamela
Senior
Liberty, North Carolina USA
AMHR, ASPC, GHRA, GVHS
2014
2019
9
336.580.4456
ANDREWS, Jean C.
Approved
Fremont, Nebraska USA
PtHA, IBHA, POA, NSBA, ABRA
1991
2019
19
402.727.2724
BARBER, Janet B.
Senior
Ocala, Florida USA
USEF-AR-HK-MO-NS-RD-SB-SE, AHA, F
1990
2017
65
2016
352.854.1809
BARTHOLOMEW, Ronald
Approved
Martville, New York USA
USEF, AMHR, POA, IBHA, ASPC, PtHA, PHBA, ABRA, ApHC
2014
2017
13
315.209.9186
BICKFORD, Chris
Senior
Wilsonville, Oregon USA
USEF-AR-MO-SE-SB-AL-FR-WS-HH-SP-CP-R ADS-pleasure carriage driving "r"
2009
2018
27
2013
503.682.2282
BILKE, Darrell L.
Senior
Bethany, Oklahoma USA
ABRA, AMHR, ASPC, APHA, ApHC, ApPHA, IBHA, NSBA, PHBA, POAC, USEF
1991
2017
48
2019
405.491.0111
BORDER, Suzanne E.
Approved
Walton, Nebraska USA
AMHR/ASPC
2009
2019
16
402.450.0396
BRADFORD, Belle C.
Approved
Idabel, OK
GRHA,USEF,MOR,SSEQUI,H,SAD
2012
2019
7
707.481.5489
BURTON, Patrick L.
Senior
Burleson, Texas USA
APHA, PHBA, POAC, NSBA, PtHA, ASHA
1991
2017
47
2018
817.521.7669
BUTLER, Cindy
Senior
Caseyville, Illinois USA
AMHR, ASPC, IBHA, ABRA, POAC, USEF, ApHC, NSBA
2014
2017
10
618.581.2655
CALLAHAN-SMITH, Kathleen A.
Senior
Temecula, California USA
USEF-AR-MO-WS-AHA, IFSHA, PtHA
1994
2019
23
2015
909.229.5459
CARLSON, Cindi
Senior
Encumclaw, Washington USA
AHA, AMHR, ASPC, CSHA, USEF-AR
1994
2019
43
2019
408.713.8376
COLLINS-SHUMATE, Cassie
Approved
Salado, Texas USA
2003
2018
13
412.956.0132
CONNOR, Leslie K.
Senior
Joplin, Missouri USA
USEF-AR-FR-NS-AL, AHA-N/R, AMHR, ASPC-MC, ASPR, GVHS
1993
2017
74
2019
417.483.2910
CRATER, Jr., Robert
Approved
Renton, Washington USA
AMHR
2016
2018
2
253.929.9772
CROOTE, Sandra
Senior
Esperance, New York USA
AMHR, ASPC-MC, ASPR, POAC, USEF, WCPSA, GHRA
2010
2019
26
518.376.4385
CURL, Sandra Lee
Senior
Vero Beach, Florida USA
ABRA, AMHR, APHA, PHBA, POAC, IBHA, PtHA, NSBA.APHC, AQHA
1991
2017
105
2018
772.473.4057
DE LA BROSSE, MS, PhD, Walter R.
Senior
Los Angeles, California USA
ApHC, IALHA, IFSHA, NSBA, PtHA, USEF, WPCSA, IBHA, POAC
1994
2017
10
2016
818.641.7799
DERRICK, Patrick
Senior
Sioux Falls, South Dakota USA
AMHR, PtHA
2009
2018
15
2015
605.951.6547
ERICKSON, Kathryn
Approved
Stanley, New Mexico USA
NSBA, PtHA, ApHC, PHBA, ABRA, ASHA
1995
2018
7
719.688.2314
GARDNER, Dana
Senior
King George, Virginia USA
USEF, AHA, AMHR, ASPC, NSH, MORGAN
1995
2017
59
2017
540.846.5097
GRAY, Melanie
Approved
Owen Sound, Ontario Canada
PtHA, ApHCC
1996
2019
5
519.372.2527
GRIMES, Kathleen (Kash)
Approved
Norco, California USA
ABRA, AMHR, POAC, PtHA
1996
2019
10
951.833.3073
GROEN, Jenny
Approved
Branchport, New York USA
AMHR, ASPC
2013
2016
12
607.382.9489
GUY, Melinda
Approved
East Leroy, Michigan USA
AMHR, ASPC, PtHA, NQPA, ASPR, USEF-SP
1995
2017
10
269.979.1846
HALLMAN, Lindy
Approved
Mt Forest, Ontario Canada
AMHR
1997
2018
10
519.323.2577
HART, Rod
Approved
Carman, Manitoba Canada
2018
2017
0
204.745.7346
HEPNER-HART, Margo
Senior
Hillsboro, Oregon USA
PtHA, POAC, AMHR, ASPC, IALHA, ABRA, USEF-AR-SB-SE-Western, GHRA
1991
2017
51
2019
503.351.0345
HIGHTOWER, Patricia S.
Senior
Dayton, Nevada USA
ABRA, AMHR, ASPC
1998
2016
12
530.941.2840
HILL, Jacque
Senior
Indianapolis, Indiana USA
POAC, USEF
1989
2019
18
317.408.4255
HIPSLEY, Wayne G.
Senior
Paris, Kentucky USA
PtHA, IBHA, POAC, GVHS, WEIAUSA, WEUNITED, USEF A/L, W; F
1990
2019
70
2018
859.621.6995
HOLLOWAY, E. E. (Gene)
Senior
Frederick, Colorado USA
USEF-AN-AR-NS-WS, AHA, IJA
1996
2019
53
2015
303.909.5222
HOMER-BROWN, Karen J.
Senior
Georgetown, Kentucky USA
USEF-AN-AR-FR-CP-HK-MO-NS-SB-SE-WS, ADS-PD, DD, PtHA
1989
2019
63
2016
317.502.1326
HOMMEL-KESSLER, Jean M.
Approved
Mina, South Dakota USA
ABRA, IBHA, POAC, PtHA, ApHC, AMHR, ASPC, ASPR
2001
2019
7
605.881.7488
HOPKINS, Debra
Approved
Earleville, Maryland USA
2014
2017
0
443.206.4577
HUTCHCRAFT, Sid
Senior
Ocala, Florida USA
USEF, POAC, PtHA, IBHA, AMHR, ASPC
1991
2019
99
2017
727.743.6394
IVERSEN, Karen A.
Senior
Lecanto, Florida USA
AMHR, ASPC, WPCSA, GHRA, NMDA, NASMA, GVHS
1991
2017
140
2019
352.634.5425
JUDGE, Ann
Senior
Bennett, Colorado USA
USEF-AR-S/E-WS, PtHA
1998
2018
45
2018
303.907.4782
KANEWISCHER, Karlyn
Senior
Stirling, Alberta Canada
AMHR, ASPC
1997
2019
8
403.327.2788
KRAUSE, Myron
Senior
Battlelake, Minnesota USA
USEF, AHA, PtHA
1995
2016
45
2018
218.205.6066
LAMBDIN, Earnest
Approved
Shawnee, Oklahoma USA
AMHR, ASPR
2017
2019
5
703.350.5023
LAMPSON, Steven J.
Senior
Pompano Beach, Florida USA
USEF-WS, AMHR, ASPC, POAC, ABRA
1999
2019
52
2019
978.204.4800
LARSON, Ginny A.
Approved
Woodbury, Minnesota USA
POAC, IBHA, PtHA, NSBA, ABRA
1996
2018
6
651.338.1761
LASOTA, Doug
Senior
Scottsdale, Arizona USA
AMHR, ASPC-Classic, ASPC-Modern, ASPR, POAC, PtHA, IBHA, ApHC, ABRA, APHA, NAPHA, NSBA
1995
2018
43
2019
602.430.3231
LOCKWOOD, Marti Soper
Senior
Lake Worth, Florida USA
USEF-FR-MO-ASB-SS.RD, PtHA, USEFWesternR
2006
2019
7
248.231.6614
MAAS, Karen Sholten
Senior
Traverse City, Michigan USA
USEF, ABRA, NFHR, PtHA
1990
2018
11
231.620.3199
MASON, Dennis
Approved
Mayfield, Kentucky USA
ABRA, IBHA, POAC
2019
2018
0
270.217.2231
MCDANNALD, Drew
Approved
Springfield, Missouri USA
AMHR
2016
2019
7
417.437.3649
MCKIM, Lewis
Senior
Richmond, British Columbia Canada
AHA, USEF- /AR
2008
2018
17
2016
604.271.7834
MEACHAM, Michelle
Senior
Taylor, Mississippi USA
2006
2018
23
2012
775.313.4305
MOORE, Cheryl
Approved
Columbus, Indiana USA
2019
2018
0
812.350.6789
MULLEN, Vanessa
Senior
Greensboro, North Carolina USA
AMHR
2006
2019
36
2017
607.377.9811
MUNIE, Joseph E.
Senior
New Braunfels, Texas USA
ABRA, IBHA, PtHA, AMHR, PHBA
1990
2019
16
830.237.2493
MUNIE, Vicki
Senior
New Braunfels, Texas USA
IBHA, ABRA, PtHA, PHBA
1990
2016
18
830.237.2483
ODEGARD, Gordon A.
Senior
Rockford, Illinois USA
AMHR, ASPC, ASPR
2000
2018
45
2016
815.871.6824
PALMER-VISSER, Teresa
Senior
Smithwick, South Dakota USA
POAC, PtHA, AMHR, ASPC, ABRA, IBHA, NASMDA
2000
2020
16
701.659.0173
PARKINSON, Tim
Senior
Afton, Wyoming USA
AMHR, ASPC-MC, POAC, PHA, ABRA
2005
2018
30
2013
801.450.2478
PHILLIPS, David
Senior
Penn Yan, New York USA
PtHA, POAC, PHBA, NSBA, AQHA
1997
2017
30
2014
315.694.2744
PRITCHARD, Cheryl
Approved
Conyers, Georgia USA
POAC, AMHR, ASPC
2012
2019
10
404.583.6066
PURDY, Clare H.
Senior
Denton, Texas USA
POAC, ABRA, NSBA, IBHA, PtHA, AMHR, PHBA
1992
2018
20
940.435.4689
RANDALL, Ray
Senior
East China, Michigan USA
USEF-AR-SP, AHA, AMHR, ASPC, GVHS, GVHRA
1994
2017
70
810.300.0003
READ, Nannet
Approved
Newberry, Florida USA
AMHR, OSHA, USEF, FEI, GVHS
2018
2017
1
352.215.7030
RUTLEDGE, James
Approved
Montgomery, Texas USA
AMHR, ASPC, ASPR, NMDA
2014
2017
21
2019
936.217.5813
SCHEURING, Sami
Senior
Petaluma, California USA
AMHR, ASPC, POAC, GHRA, USEF-SP
1996
2018
66
2008
415.497.4424
SCHMIDT, Lisa
Senior
Bethel Island, California USA
2004
2015
28
2015
925.684.3358
SCHROEDER, Charles
Senior
Delaware, Ohio USA
ApHC, POAC, NSBA, ABRA, ApHCC, AMHR, ASPC, ARHA
1991
2017
52
2012
740.815.4474
SEIPP, Kimberly
Senior
Strasburg, CO
ASPC, AMHR
2005
2019
38
907.880.0380
SELWOOD, Gareth
Pending
Youngstown, NY
USEF-AL-FR-WS-MO
2009
2016
4
SHALLCROSS, Margo
Senior
Bulverde, Texas USA
USEF-AR-WE, PtHA, AMHR, ASPC, NFHR
1993
2017
99
2017
830.980.5757
SIENICKI, Dennis
Senior
Phillipsburg, New Jersey USA
PHBA, PtHA, NSBA, AMHR, ASPC, POAC
1991
2019
43
2015
908.454.7720
SILVIO, Janice
Senior
Allenton, Michigan USA
AMHR, ASPC, ASPR
2014
2019
15
586.337.1501
STERCHI, Kim
Approved
Grass Valley, California USA
AMHR, ASPC, ASPR+Modern
1998
2019
13
530.559.8723
STUTZMAN, Duane
Approved
Marysville, Ohio USA
AMHR, ASPC, ASPR, GVHS, POAC
2016
2019
3
740.610.4129
SULLIVAN, Jennifer
Approved
Pembroke, Massachussets USA
USEF-MO, AL, SB, SE, HK, RD, FR, GHRA
2015
2018
7
617.750.4412
SWANSON, Joyce
Senior
Castle Rock, Colorado USA
USEF-MO-WE, USEF-Western Dressage, PtHA, Friesian
1996
2017
84
2019
303.880.0380
TARAP, Paul
Approved
Napa, California USA
2019
2018
0
707.322.5557
TEKAMPE, Nell
Approved
Salem, Wisconsin USA
POAC, NSBA, PHBA, IBHA, ABRA, USEF, ASHA, AQHQlvl1, PtHA, ApHC, NASMA, WDAA
2016
2018
0
815.790.4188
THURBER, Lawrence E.
Senior
East Concord, New York USA
USEF-MO-WS-SP, PtHA, AMHR, ASPC
1991
2017
71
2007
716.912.2516
TRUSHEL, Todd
Senior
Fairview, Pennsylvania USA
USEF-AR-FR-MO-SE
1997
2018
25
2009
814.881.9294
VAN WYCK, Austin
Senior
Phoenix, Arizona USA
AMHR, ASPC-C
2000
2018
42
623.512.9275
VERNON, Jim
Approved
Charlestown, Indiana USA
AMHR, ASPC, AQPA, MAMSA
1997
2019
44
502.299.2250
WARDLAW, Ricky
Approved
Friendsville, Tennessee USA
ASPC, AMHR
2016
2018
3
865.405.3750
WEIGHT-CARTER, Cynthia
Senior
Lakeside, California USA
AMHR, PtHA, APHA
1992
2018
23
2013
619.787.3997
WHITEHEAD, Wayne W.
Senior
Mansfield, Ohio USA
ABRA, AMHR, ASPC, FQHR, NFQHA, NRCHA, POAC, ARHA, NMDA, NASMA, NMDR, AMA, ADMS
1992
2017
26
419.566.4167
WILLIAMS, Jennifer G.
Senior
Merritt Island, Florida USA
2006
2016
11
904.382.1262
WOLF, Jon R.
Senior
Galva, Illinois USA
AMHR, ASPC
1988
2019
116
2017
309.883.0747
WOOD, Christy
Senior
Three Rivers, California USA
PtHA, ApHCC, ApHC, WPSCA
1989
2017
35
2010
559.730.1996
ZADINA, Les L.
Ogallala,NE
NSBR,PtHA,POAC,ABRA,IALHA,IHSA,ASHA,NASMA,IM&DA
1996
2018
43
2000
ZOERCHER, Ray
Senior
Pollok, Texas USA
AMHR
2011
2017
16
936.675.1354

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