BHC wins second HorseIQ APHA World Championship Judging Contest

APHA World Championships 2018 - 9 students & coach Aaron Callahan with awardsCongratulations to Black Hawk College horse judging students for winning the American Paint Horse Association’s HorseIQ World Championship Judging Contest in Fort Worth, Texas.

This was the second year in a row that a Black Hawk College team has won the contest.

The Sept. 20 event was the first fall contest for the BHC Horse Judging Team. The team competed against more than 20 teams from two-year and four-year schools.

Awards are presented to the Top 10 individuals and Top 5 teams in the college division and in each category (halter, performance, reasons and overall).

The Top 5 teams were:

  • Black Hawk College Team A
  • Oklahoma State University Team 1
  • West Texas A&M University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Black Hawk College Team B

In the individual competition, BHC’s Aubrey Bennett of North Liberty, IN, placed first overall and Cali Pontnack of Winchester, IL, placed second in the halter category.

The BHC team members are:

  • Aubrey Bennett – North Liberty, IN
  • Ben Corey – Ewing, MO
  • Garrett Farran – Mountain Grove, MO
  • Cora Hill – Warren, IN
  • Hollie Klein – Shipshewana, IN
  • Kessler Klopfenstein – Howe, IN
  • Kamryn Kruchten – Waunakee, WI
  • Cali Pontnack – Winchester, IL
  • Madison Taylor – Taylorville, IL

The team is coached by Aaron Callahan.

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