World Show Judges

Jodie Finkenbender
Jodie Finkenbender

I have been a professional horseman for 40 years and have shown world champions in halter, western pleasure, lunge line, and hunter under saddle. I have judged for 20 years and hold 9 association cards, including AQHA, APHA, Ptha, Aphc, Pbha, Nsba, wcha, Abra, and POA. I live in Gainesville Texas.

Lori Gordon
Lori Gordon

I have been a co-owner/manager of Post Quarter Horses, a full-service training and marketing since 1986. My students and I have been top three at the AQHA world show and top five at the Quarter Horse Congress. I hold two Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration (Marketing) and communication Communications (Journalism).

I have judged at the AQHA Novice Championships, AQHA Buckeye classic, AQHA Corporate Challenge, AQHA Oregon summer circuit, AQHA Circle G Classic, AQHA region 6 and 9, AQHA Tulsa holiday circuit, AQHA Easter Eggstraganza, Dixie National, World Shows for APHA, NSBA, ApHC, PHBA, IBHA, ABRA, Color Breed Congress, Golden N Grand, Paint Horse Congress, Utah Congress, POAC Internationals and POAC Internationals, Canadian National, Equita, Australian Spring Fling, Australian State show, Australian National, Japan's Kyushu Western Championship, Japan's Horse Festival, Paint for Belgium, APHA Denmark and European, Dutch, Italian French, and Swedish Championships.

I am an AQHA professional Horseman and serve for five years as an AQHA Stewart. I have done clinics both in the states and abroad have been successfully judging and training for over 30 years. I am also a real estate investor and currently owned by properties.

Curt Summers
Curt Summers

Curt has trained and shown Congress and world champion quarter horses and has been judging for over 30 years. He is carded with nine associations and has previously judged the ABRA World Show. Curt has judge such major shows as the; American Paint Horse World, the pinto horse world, the AMHA Nationals, the Palomino World, the Appaloosa Nationals, the IBHA World, the POA International, and the Color Breed Congress.

Curt has coached and conducted equine judging clinics for several junior colleges. He has held showmanship and horsemanship clinics at numerous equine events.

In 2011, Curt was honored to be inducted into the Pinto Horse Judges Hall of Fame. He is retired from teaching physical education in the Litchfield Illinois school district, and he and his wife Cindy enjoy their retirement in Arizona.

Jeff Ray
Jeff Ray

Jeff and his wife Angela own and operate Ray Show Horses. They moved their buisness in 2018 from Rochester, Minnesota to Collinsville, Oklahoma. They specialize in Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle events and all around events plus they have trained and coach numerous world and national Champions in Aphc, APHA, PtHA. Jeff holds judging cards with NSBA, Aphc, Ptha, ABRA and has judged Aphc Worlds and Nationals, and Appaloosa European Championship.

Paul Adix
Paul Adix

Paul Adix from Ogden, Iowa has been an accredited judge for over 15 years holding cards with ABRA, IBHA, PHBA, NSBA, POA and IRHA. Paul had been a past World Show judge for many Associations. He is an AQHA Professional Horsemen and Iowa Quarter Horse Association Member. In January 2020 he was awarded Professional Horseman of the year by Iowa Quarter Horse Association. He has trained and showed many World Champions and Futurity winners. A trainer for over 35 years, Paul and his wife own and operate Adix Quarter Horses specializing in Halter and Futurity Horses.

Manita Defoor
Manita Defoor

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