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WTAMU Horse Judging Team Has Winningest Year

The West Texas A&M horse judging team filled up it's trophy case in 2013.

The West Texas A&M horse judging team filled up it's trophy case in 2013.

"This particular year was the most number of wins any team from WT has ever had," Dr. John Pipkin, the team's coach said. 

The team won five out of six competitions, most recently, the prestigious National Reigning Horse Association event earlier this month.

"It's a very, very rigorous intellectual exercise. It involves a trememndous amount of critical thinking, and decision making," Dr. Pipkin said. 

The team memebrs are scored on their ability to judge the horses and also their presentation.

Christa Forsberg, who was a team member in 2010 and now serves as a graduate assistant coach says the skills you learn serve you outside of the arena.

"It's really a great charcter building experinece. It makes you put yourself out there and not be afraid to talk in front of people," Forsberg said. 

The team will spend this spring acting as officials for high school horse judging competitions at the Horse Center at WTAMU. 

As the old team moves forward, a new group will spend the Spring learning the ropes, prepapring for another big year. 



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