Practical Horseman Magazine To Present ?Ask the Hunter Judges' Seminar at the Georgia International Horse Park

Practical Horseman magazine will present the "Ask the Hunter Judges" seminar at the George International Horse Park on Thursday, June 21, 2012.

June 15, 2012–Ever wonder what hunter judges are really thinking? Find out at the “Ask the Hunter Judges” seminar, presented by Practical Horseman magazine, during the Atlanta Summer Classic II horse show at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Thursday, June 21, from 5-7 p.m. The featured judges are Jim Clapperton and Thom Brede. This is the second year Practical Horseman has sponsored this educational event.

Mr. Clapperton of Chelsea, Michigan, is a USEF “R” judge in hunters and hunter seat equitation and an “r” in jumpers. He has judged many top competitions, including the National Horse Show, U.S. Pony Finals, Devon Horse Show and the USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals. He is an approved mentor for the USEF Hunter and Hunter Seat Equitation Judge’s Mentor Program.

Mr. Brede of Stamping Ground, Kentucky, is a USEF “R” judge in hunters, hunter seat equitation, jumpers and hunter breeding. He is co-chair of the USEF Licensed Officials Committee and a member of the USHJA Hunter Breeding Task Force. In 2010 he was awarded the Daniel P. Lenehan Perpetual Trophy at the Capital Challenge Horse Show for his dedication and lifetime commitment to judging.

The seminar will be held in the Carriage Room. All are welcome whether competing or not. There is no charge to attend, and refreshments will be provided.

Those unable to attend may still participate by posting their questions at the event on Practical Horseman’s Facebook page at or by emailing no later than June 20.

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