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AQHA Executive Committee Approves New Judges

New judges were recently approved by the American Quarter Horse Association.

Five judge applicants were approved by the AQHA Judges Committee to take the 2019 judges qualifying exam. Based on test scores and other criteria, the Judges Committee then approved a list of prospective new judges that were then reviewed and approved by the AQHA Executive Committee.

The following are the new AQHA-approved all-around judges:

  • Clint Ainsworth, Lithonia, Georgia
  • Jimmy Daurio, Pueblo, Colorado
  • Jamie Dowdy, Marshfield, Missouri
  • Eric Hubbard, Fresno, California
  • Valerie Kearns, Grayslake, Illinois

American Quarter Horse judges are held to the highest standards. To learn how to apply to be an AQHA judge and help improve the quality and welfare of registered horses in AQHA-approved competition, visit