World Show Judges
Kevin Hood has been in the horse industry his entire life. He has raised and shown multiple World and Reserve World Champions in halter and performance classes in multiple breed associations. Kevin added judging to his career and holds judges' cards with the American Paint Horse Association, the World Conformation Horse Association, the National Snaffle Bit Association, National Reined Cow Horse Association, Appaloosa Horse Club, American Buckskin Association and the Pinto Horse Association.
Kevin has had the honor of judging World and National Shows for the American Paint Horse Association, American Buckskin Association, and the Appaloosa Horse Club, and has judged in Brazil, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.
Angie Reichert has been involved in the equine industry her whole life. She grew up in FL, showing Quarter horses in the All-Around events. Angie has owned and managed the Reichert Performance Horses for over 30 years, training and showing full-time while coaching Amateurs and Youth.
She has amassed numerous World/Res World Championships, Congress Championships, Highpoints in Halter, Western Pleasure, Trail, Western Riding, HUS, Ranch Rail, Ranch Riding, and Reining in the following associations AQHA, ABRA, PHBA, APHA, PtHA IBHA, ARHA. Angie is a Pro-Horseman for AQHA, PHBA, PtHA, and ARHA while holding judging cards in 6 associations. She also gives clinics and has been to England twice for Horsemanship, Trail, and Ranch Riding clinics.
Paul Zink has held multiple association judge's cards for 30 years, having judged numerous World Shows. A lifelong horseman, he enjoys showing ranch horses but also has a long history in all-around. He owns Zink Machine Tool, LLC in Warsaw, Missouri serving industrial companies across the US. He is also the master designer and craftsman of Zink Custom Bits, making stainless steel and aluminum shank western bits. He is honored to be judging the 2023 ABRA World Show.
Welcome to all the exhibitors. My name is Todd Foltz. I have been an ABRA Judge for over 25 years. I hold cards in Ptha, POA, and IBHA. I have been judging and showing for over 30 years with multiple world champions. I am the President of the IBHA Judges Committee and judged the ABRA World 20 years ago. It was a great show then and I am looking forward to an even better one this year.
Terri Rakosky of Pinnacle, NC is celebrating her 51st year as an equine professional. Her career began in the Michigan 4H program, where she won on both the county and state levels. Turning professional in 1972, Ms. Rakosky concentrated mainly on the Appaloosa breed and was a successful breeder, trainer, and instructor until retiring from all but judging in 2017.
During her active years, she developed and presented multiple World, National, International, and National Year-end High Point Champions in halter, western pleasure, hunter under saddle, western dressage, youth, and non-pro divisions. Her own family boasts three generations of World Champions. A proponent of the all-around horse and rider, Ms. Rakosky describes herself as a “form to function” judge, looking for suitability to purpose and ease in performance and movement, no matter the chosen discipline.
A carded judge since 1998, she has held cards in most major breeds but currently concentrates on ApHC, ABRA, NSBA, PtHA, and POAC. Along with multiple local and regional shows in the US and Canada, Terri has had the privilege to judge national and international championships at home and abroad. She is honored to bring this experience and fresh insight to the 2023 ABRA World Show and wishes all attendees the best of luck and safe travels.
Steve Carter-Equipment Judge
Active in the horse show industry for 40+ years as a trainer, coach and farrier, Steve Carter has been a certified horse judge for more than 25 of those.
Currently he holds judges’ cards with NSBA, PtHA, ABRA, IBHA, POAC, Ohio and Michigan 4H officiating an average of 20 shows annually throughout the country; career highlights have included the Pinto and IBHA World Shows as well as the Color Breed Congress. He is a member of the PtHA Professional Horsemen and chair for the PtHA International Committee; with his wife, they operate Carter Equine LLC in southwestern Ohio.