2016 Miniature Horse WORLD Issues December 2016 Volume 32, Number 6 - Page 20

association news cont. Judges Update New Judges Drew McDannald, MO Duane Stutzman, OH Nell TeKampe, IL A Successful Licensed Official Judges Clinic Submitted by Lonnie Perdue, Chairman Judge Applicants Jamie Aldrich, IL Karen Doby, TX Earnest Lambdin, OK Marvin McCabe, OH Kelly Lynch, IA International Judge Applicant Catherine Gergaud, France Watch for your judge renewal packet to be in mailboxes soon! The Licensed Official’s Committee would like share that we had our second AMHA Judges Clinic. Our first was last fall in Florida. This year four of our committee members met in Denver, Colorado on October 7 & 8, 2016 to conduct the AMHA Judges Clinic. Committee members were Laura Mullen, Al Bulgawicz, Harry Elder and Lonnie Perdue. This seminar was in connection with seminar held by AMHR/ASPC on Saturday, October 9, 2016. During our seminar, seventeen judges attended, eight completed their six year interview, and four new judges were given the closed book test and were interviewed. Jon Wolf was the facilitator of this training seminar for all the attendees. During this time questions were addressed concerning judging the Obstacle Classes, Jumper/Hunter, Driving & Halter classes. Judges were very interested in the new halter classes for Stock Horses. We are looking forward for this information to be added to the 2017 AMHA rule book. These two seminars were presented at no cost to the AMHA as the LOC Committee members paid their own way. Other meetings for the LOC committee will be offered at the Color Breed Council in Tulsa, Oklahoma in February, 2017 and at the AMHA Annual Meeting and Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 23-26.2017.Please feel free to express your thoughts and concerns to the LOC Committee. 18 Miniature Horse World D E C E M B E R 2 0 16