If you have questions about the event or individual contests, please contact one of the following management committee members:

2017 Management Committee Chair: Dr. Kristine Vernon, Clemson University

Thank you to our generous Diamond and Gold sponsors!!!

to see a list of all sponsors, click here

Horse Bowl:


Kara Colvin- Chair

Ohio State University Cooperative Extension

Lebanon, OH  45036


Dr. Jenifer Nadeau

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT  06269


Debbie Manring

Ohio 4-H Volunteer

Sunbury, OH  43074



Liv Sandberg- Chair

Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Madison, WI  53706


Deb Hagstrom

University of Illinois

Urbana, IL  61801


Meg Sax

Minnesota 4-H Volunteer

Milaca, MN  56353


Amy Lawyer

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40546


Facilities & Meals:

Dr. Fernanda Camargo

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY  40546



Amy Lawyer

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40546

Horse Judging:

Kristen Wilson - Chair
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0091

Dr. Saundra TenBroeck
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

Sterling Buist
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66503

Leona Randsell
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg VA 24061


Alaina Cross – Chair
NCSU Extension Horse Husbandry
Raleigh NC 27695



Sandy Arnold
Virginia Tech
Middleburg VA, 20117

Public Speaking:

Dr. Karen Waite
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Dr. Colleen Brady
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Individual Presentation:


Joe Hoffenberger
Virginia Cooperative Extension, Retired
Virginia Beach, VA 23457


Lori Stroud

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695

Team Presentation:


Stella Almeida - co-Chair

New Jersey 4-H Volunteer

Eatontown, NJ  07724


Scott Anderson co-Chair

South Carolina 4-H Volunteer



NAILE Liaison:

Catherine Riley

Louisville, KY  40233