BHC horse judging students take 1st, 3rd at Quarter Horse Congress

bhc-sophomores-all-american-quarter-horse-congress-2016The Black Hawk College Horse Judging Team took 1st Place and 3rd Place at the 50th Anniversary All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio.

The collegiate and youth divisions award individual and team high-point awards in halter, performance and oral reasons categories, as well as overall awards. Scores are determined based on the accuracy of contestants’ placings as compared to the placings of a panel of approved judges.

The BHC sophomore Team A came in 1st Place overall with members Amanda Clawson of Branchville, NJ; Brooke Parrish of Elmwood, IL; Shelby Dibling of Butler, IN; Katy Hawkins of Needham, IN; and Kyle VanDerleest of Morrison, IL.

The BHC sophomore Team B came in 3rd Place overall with members Keenan Skudlarek of Sams Valley, OR; Kaylin Duke of Channahon, IL; Elizabeth Seely of Auburn, IN; Samantha Grams of Rockford, IL; and Alyssa Gustus of Orion, IL.

Sophomore Cynthia Venneberg of Geneseo, IL, competed as an individual.

The BHC freshman team came in 1st Place overall in the Youth Division with members Grayson Cottrell of Fairbury, IL; Addie Shotts of Martinsville, IL; and Courtney Wiedenmann of Coal Valley, IL.

The teams are coached by Aaron Callahan and are located at the Black Hawk College East Campus near Kewanee, IL.

Here’s how Black Hawk College students fared:

(Junior College Division)
Halter Performance Reasons Overall
Team A 2nd 1st 2nd 1st
Team B 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd
Individuals who placed in the top 10
Halter Performance Reasons Overall
Brooke Parrish 8th 1st 3rd 1st
Katy Hawkins 2nd 6th 3rd
Amanda Clawson 1st 5th 4th 5th
Shelby Dibling 7th 8th 8th
Keenan Skudlarek 5th 7th 9th
Kaylin Duke 9th 10th 10th
Kyle VanDerleest 9th
(Youth Division)
Halter Performance Reasons Overall
Team 1st 2nd 2nd 1st
Grayson Cottrell 8th 3rd 10th
Addie Shotts 3rd 9th
Courtney Wiedenmann 2nd 6th 9th 2nd


Last updated 11/9/2016