Farm Talk

November 7, 2012

NEO Horse Judging Team takes reserve at Congress


Parsons, Kansas — Horse Judgers from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), attended the recent All American Quarter Horse Congress Judging Contest held in Columbus, Ohio, and won Reserve High Team Halter, High Team Performance, Reserve High Team Reasons, and Reserve High Team Overall.

The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the world's largest single-breed horse show that takes place in Columbus, Ohio every year. The show receives more than 17,000 horse show entries during its three-week schedule, according to the organization’s website.

Congress hosts many contests including Horse Bowl, Hippology, Communications, and the Congress Queen Contest.

NEO competed against nine other junior colleges from all over the country.  NEO captured the title of Overall Reserve Champion Team being just eight points behind the First Place Team Overall. NEO also took Reserve Team in Halter, Champion Team in the Performance division and Reserve Team in Reasons falling just one point behind the Champion Team.

The team had many members that were very successful in individual placings. Ethan Propp, a freshman, won High Individual in Halter, Sixth High Individual in Performance, Eight High in Reasons, and was the High Individual Overall. Tanessa Cowan took the big honor of being High Individual in Reasons, while being Reserve Individual in Performance and Fifth High Individual Overall. Abby Hendrickson was Fifth High Individual in Performance, Reserve Individual in Reasons, and ended up Sixth High Individual Overall. Josi Reed was Seventh High Individual in Performance, Sixth High Individual in Reasons, and Tenth High Individual Overall. Katie Jordan took eight in Halter followed by Megan LaRue placing ninth.

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. £