WCHA Welcomes Six New Judges

Sheffield, Iowa - May 19, 2014 - The World Conformation Horse Association is pleased to announce six new judges carded by the association.

WCHA applicants were invited to test for their WCHA cards April 29th & 30th at the WCHA Judges Seminar in Gainesville, Texas.

The newest WCHA Judges are; Chris Arentsen of Trenton, Illinois; Jon Barry of Advance, Missouri; Justin Bisel of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; Jerri Harmon of Decatur, Mississippi; Timothy Jackson of Sardinia, Ohio; and Rose Santos of Chino Hills, California.

Judge Applicants must be a current WCHA member in order to apply for their WCHA Judges Card. After submitting an application and references, each applicant is reviewed by the WCHA Judges committee who approve and select those applicants to be invited to the WCHA Judges Seminar/Credentialing process, where they are evaluated on, a written test, oral interview, live judging and reasons.

"We are fortunate such a professional group of applicants have an interest in WCHA and joining us as we try to enhance and grow the industry. Congratulations to our newest group of 'carded' judges who, along with those previously receiving cards, we know will work hard to continue to set the 'standard' for objective non-biased confirmation judging encouraging members at all levels to participate", said Judges Committee Chair, Jodi Sullivan.

Contact information for each new judge is listed below and will be added to the 2014 WCHA Judges list.

Chris Arentsen
587 N. Jackson
Trenton, IL 62293

Jon Barry
PO Box 183
Advance, MO 64730

Justin Bisel
11529 Green Valley Rd.
Mt Vernon, OH 43050
   Timothy Jackson
12473 Biehn Rd.
Sardinia, OH 45171

Jerri Harmon
1264 Little Rock Decatur Rd.
Decatur, MS 39327

Rose Santos
1899 Ginseng LN
Chino Hills, CA 91709


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Why did the WCHA get started in the first place?
That is perhaps the most exciting thing about the movement. Owners, breeders and trainers all agreed that creating an organization with a unified voice was critical to the future of the industry. A diminishing market certainly served as catalyst for the first meeting in May 2007, but the result was a focus on the bigger picture of organizing a segment of the horse industry among the first seen in competition.

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The founders of the WCHA recognize that conformation is a crucial element to the soundness and athletic ability of the horse, regardless of the discipline in which it might be involved. While the WCHA will develop and promote halter horse competition, its primary mission will be to educate the public about the value of and how to recognize good conformation in the horse.

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