JUDGES

Jodi Finkenbinder

Cards held: APHA, NSBA, WCHA, APHC

Jodi has been a professional horseman for more than 35 years and has exhibited World Champions in Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle and Halter in various breeds. She holds 7 major judges cards and has been blessed to judge multiple World Shows, Congresses and Major events. She resides in Gainesville Texas.
Besides being a judge, she has been a gourd artist for 20 yrs and sculpted for 15. She has shown in galleries around the United States including Santa Fe. Jodi uses her artwork to balance her other professions as a professional horseman and a senior benefits consultant.

Kelly Boles Chapman

Cards held: AQHA, APHA, APHC, PHBA, WCHA and NSBA

Kelly serves as Senior Vice President for Community Leadership at the Battle Creek Community Foundation. She received her bachelor's in Agriculture and Natural Resources Communications from MSU and her masters from Virginia Tech with a focus on youth equine and livestock educational development. In addition to her nonprofit work, Kelly and her husband own a commercial and purebred cattle operation and raise and train horses. Kelly earned the honor of 2018 Paint Professional Horsewoman of the Year. Her participation in the horse industry is vast, ranging from judge, trainer, instructor, exhibitor and beyond.

Barry Schuurman

Cards held: AQHA, APHC, WRAN

Further info will follow.

Susanne Haug

Cards held: ApHC, AQHA, APHA, NSBA Cat.1, NRHA, FEI, NCHA, NRCHA, ASHA, EWU

Susanna Haug has been judging for 23 years at various federations. In this long period she judged many championships and (inter)national shows in Europe. Susanne also worked twice as a steward at the WEG 2006 (Aachen) and 2018 (Tryon). She started riding at the age of 5 and meanwhile her children are professional trainers and riders. In addition to working as a jury, Susan is also involved in the education system of trainers, stewards and jury members of the EWU (the largest German national western riding association).