Meet Your Congress Judge: Christa Baldwin
Previously printed in October issue of Show Horse Today
Have you ever wondered what some of the Congress Judges are like, or how they got their start? We were able to catch up with Congress Judge Christa Baldwin, of Stanton, MI before Congress to talk to her about how she got started judging, and about Congress:
Those who love the world of horse showing are a passionate lot. Why else would we wake up at 4:00 am after going to bed at 1:00 am? Or try to navigate a six horse trailer in downtown Chicago traffic? Not to mention spending more on your horse’s clothes and shoes than your own… But as much passion as we have for our sport, lifestyle, hobby and way of life, we wouldn’t have this whole “shebang” without the judges that we show to!
Christa Baldwin is one of the judges for this year’s 2014 All American Quarter Horse Congress. She shares her experiences judging some of the major horse shows around the world.
“I’ve been involved with horses all my life,” Christa says. “I had a couple ponies when I was little and then a quarter horse that I showed in 4-H. I started training and showing for a small quarter horse farm when I was 16. I lived in California for a while and worked with Hunters. I came back, went to Michigan State (go green!) and then started training for a breeder in Michigan. Eventually, I went out on my own and feel so blessed to be able to do what I do.”
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