The Ellsworth Community College Horse Judging Team earned a top 10 placing at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show on Nov. 21 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Three members of the team also earned individual placings at the prestigious international competition.
The ECC Horse Judging Team judged 12 classes and gave six sets of reasons. The team placed sixth in Performance, sixth in Reasons, seventh in Halter and seventh Overall. The AQHA World Championship Show included 26 teams and 95 individuals competing in the regular division, and 33 individuals competing in the limited division.
ECC team members included Bailey Collins of Ames; Scarlett Hanson of Cambria, Wis.; Emily Miller of Colo; Taylor Morgan of New Providence; Katie Rinkert of Prole and Victoria Rohwer of Anchorage, Alaska. They were coached by ECC Equine Associate Professor Megan Gogerty.
Individually, Katie Rinkert placed sixth High Individual Overall Limited, seventh Reasons Limited and seventh Performance Limited. Victoria Rohwer placed 10th High Individual Overall Limited, ninth Reasons Limited and eighth Halter Limited. Emily Miller tied for 10th High Individual Performance Limited, 11th Reasons Limited and 15th High Individual Overall Limited.