Looking Back at the AQHA Judges Conference
Focus reverberated through the air at the 2014 AQHA Judges Conference in Irving, Texas. December 8 to 9, 284 AQHA all-around judges and 50 AQHA Level 1 (Novice) judges soaked up educational seminars led by industry leaders. Then on December 10, the attendees were tested in the first AQHA all-around judges certification exam.
Before the conference got down to business, 10 judges were awarded 20-year pins for their service as AQHA judges. Congratulations to Milt Alderman, Steve Brown, Kenny Hall, Rebecca Halvorson, Nancy Sue Ryan, Lee Ann Harrison, Lisa Krohn, Jeffrey Pait, Kenda Pipkin and Howard Rea.
American Quarter Horse Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas then entertained the conference goers. While most know him as a legendary racehorse trainer of both American Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds, D. Wayne also has roots in coaching high school basketball. The inspirational trainer shared some of the knowledge that has made him one of racing’s iconic figures.
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