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Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Announces Western Judges for 2017 IHSA Nationals at Kentucky Horse Park

Fairfield, CT (January 9, 2017) The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association announces Mike Carter and Debbie Kail as Western judges for the horsemanship and reining classes at the 2017 IHSA National Championships, May 4-7, at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Fairfield, CT (January 9, 2017) The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association announces Mike Carter and Debbie Kail as Western judges for the horsemanship and reining classes at the 2017 IHSA National Championships, May 4-7, at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Carter is an NSBA judge who owns and operates Carter Show Horses in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, where he and his wife, Charlene, have successfully trained and shown AQHA World and Congress Champions in numerous All-Around events.

Kail, of Scottsdale, Arizona, is an AQHA and NSBA judge, member of the Professional Horsemens Association, and Markel horse insurance specialist returning for her second appearance since 2013 as an IHSA Nationals Western judge.

In 2017, IHSA marks its first 50 years -- starting as a handful of northeast teams brought together by Fairleigh-Dickinson University sophomore Bob Cacchione -- and next 50 as an organization serving over 400 educational institutions and 10,000 college riders. IHSA promotes competition for full time student riders of all skill levels, who compete individually and as teams at regional to national levels based on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in horse shows regardless of financial status, gender or riding level. Visit www.ihsainc.com and follow IHSA on Facebook and Instagram for more about Bob's 50th Anniversary Tour, IHSA teams, scholarships and alumni riding programs.