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ENTERPRISE, Ore – The 2012 Annual Horse Judging Tour was held Sunday afternoon, April 15th. Twenty-nine judged four classes of horses, one class of oral reasons and one class of identification and a class of hay. The members judged an Western Equitation class, a class of Quarterhorse Mares Ranch geldings, and a class of mules at the fairgrounds.
A total of 350 points in the judging contest was possible. Sarah Kunkle, a senior, was the overall high point judge with a score of 340, another senior, Cody Arbogast was 2nd with a score of 325, and intermediate, Calli Miller was 3rd with a score of 322. This is the first horse judging contest of the year.
Members will have the opportunity to judge again at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show and at the Wallowa County Fair. Their scores will be compiled and the top intermediate and senior judges will qualify to represent Wallowa County at the state competition.
In the senior division (grades 10-12), Sarah Kunkle placed first with a score of 340 and Cody Arbogast placed second with a score of 325.
In the intermediate division (grades 7-9), Calli Miller placed first (322), Gabrielle Wells opkH, second (311), Ally Cooney, third (300).
Other intermediates judging were: Anna Rinehart, Addie Kilgore, Trent Bales, Whitney Evans, Taylor Grote, Darby Gassett, Orianna Wandschneider, Sarah Aschenbrenner and Bryce Melville. Juniors (grades 5-6): Rachel Gebhardt, 1st (309); Maddi Tracy 2nd (304); Teagan Miller, 3rd (295).
Other Juniors judging included Madison Plew, Jimmy Wells, Deidre Schreiber, Jalyn Barney and Kyler Winn. First year juniors: Timmy Wells, 1st (277); Coy Aschenbrenner, 2nd (266); Jed Lamb, 3rd (258). Other first year juniors judging were: Carsyn Miller.
Cloverbud (grades K-3) 4-H judges were: Chance Arbogast, Destiny Barney and Gaven Winn.