NEXT EXPO & TRAINING CHALLENGE – OCTOBER 7, 2023
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Judge Bio’s will be posted as they are announced.
Kasey has been riding and showing horses for the past 12 years. She has competed at both open and APHA horse shows. Not only does she love competing, but she also enjoys volunteering in the horse world. Kasey has volunteered with 4-H, APHA, and the Equestrian Special Olympics. Having watched friends prepare for the Bluebonnet Challenge in previous years, she is excited for this opportunity to see even more horse and rider teams!
Julie was a member of the 2017 National Collegiate Equestrian Association Championship team at Texas A&M University. She rode horsemanship for 5 years during her undergraduate and graduate career. Prior to college, she obtained numerous APHA and Pinto world champion titles in all-around events including horsemanship, showmanship, equitation, and trail.
As a long-time equestrian and horse lover, I’ve been around horses since before I could walk. In that time, I’ve gained experience in numerous equine disciplines, from showing western pleasure and hunter under to competing in the ranch all around to trail riding and training for Bluebonnet Equine. As an assistant trainer for Lazo Performance Horses, my main goal in working with any equine is to help discover its skills and what it enjoys, and then find a place for it, whether I am working with a top end show horse or an unbroke rescue. I believe that Bluebonnet’s work is instrumental to the equine industry as a whole, and I’m honored to be donating my time to help these wonderful horses and their hard-working trainers for this year’s BEHS Fall Training Challenge.
Vicki Poole: A horse lover since childhood (40+ years). Owned and ridden everything from Arabians, to a BLM Mustang, to Paint horses. Varying experience with disciplines covering saddle seat, ranch sorting, and Western and Hunter performance classes. Longtime volunteer with 4-H and Special Olympics equestrian events. I love seeing the amazing teamwork between horses and humans. A good team is always greater than the sum of it’s parts.