Horse Judging

Clarendon College is home to a competitive horse judging team.  Students compete at several national level collegiate competitions. 

Students are trained to evaluate and place horses in many classes and disciplines while learning the oral communication skills necessary to defend their places in the formal presentation of a set of reasons.   Practices on campus are supplemented by practices as shows and horse farms in the North Texas and Oklahoma City areas. 

The students have the chance to judge at the All American Quarter Horse Congress and the AQHA World Championship Show, as well as several other competitions such as NCHA, NRHA, and the APHA World Championships. 

The horse judging team is a great opportunity to meet new people, travel with a  team, and make new and lasting friendships. 

The team is coached by Alyssa Oates, who judged at the collegiate level for Kansas State University, being on the 2014 Congress champion team, 3rd place World Team and 2015 NCHA Reserve Champion team. Additionally, she has spent her life training and showing horses and obtained her Masters in Equine Nutrition at New Mexico State.


Want more information?

Contact Alyssa Oates at 740-703-0800 or by e-mail:

Follow the Team on their Facebook Page "Clarendon College Horse Judging"!