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January 23, 2013

Burrows named NEO horse judging coach

Parsons, Kansas — Amanda Burrows was recently appointed as the new horse judging coach at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) after former horse judging coach Shannon Cunningham was promoted to the position of assistant vice president for academic affairs.

In addition to her coaching responsibilities, Burrows will teach courses in animal science, feedlot management, meat animal and carcass evaluation, basic horsemanship, equine selection, equine and livestock production and sales management.

“I am truly honored to be taking over the horse judging team at NEO,” Burrows said. “Shannon has built the horse judging program up to be one of the best in the country. I have big shoes to fill, but I plan on carrying on the continued success we have achieved at NEO.”

Burrows received her associate’s degree in agriculture from NEO in 2008. During her time at NEO, she was very involved as an ag ambassador, student body government officer, and part of the 2007 horse judging team coached by Shannon Cunningham.

Her judging team was very successful and received reserve at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) All-American Quarter Horse Congress and reserve at the AQHA World Championship judging contest. She then transferred to Oklahoma State University were she received her bachelor’s degree in animal science in 2010.

Burrows was also part of the 2008 horse judging team at OSU where she received first high individual and was also a member of an AQHA World Champion team. Upon completion of her bachelor’s degree, Burrows was hired at West Texas A&M University in 2011 as the assistant horse judging coach and WTAMU horse center office manager. While she was assistant coach at WTAMU, she was fortunate to help coach an All-American Quarter Horse Congress and AQHA World champion team.

Burrows is currently working on her master’s degree from WTAMU and plans on finishing her degree in spring 2013 in equine nutrition.

Burrows will be the fourth coach for the NEO horse judging team since its inception in 1993.

“I am tremendously excited to have Amanda as our new horse judging team coach,” Cunningham said. “The talent, experience, enthusiasm, and work ethic she brings are the key components of leading a successful program. I have great expectations of what she will accomplish.” £

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