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Judges Announced for the 2020 Morgan Grand National & World Championship Show



The Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show® is pleased to announce verbal agreements with the following judges for 2020. Specialty judges are currently being contacted and will be announced as they confirm verbal agreement.

CLASSIC/PARK/PLEASURE
Tammie Conatser of Nicholasville, KY
Lisa Cunningham Waller of Heiskell, TN
Allison Deardorff of Molalla, OR
Rodney Hicks of Pittsfield, MA

HUNTER/WESTERN
Josh Merritt of Vernon, VT
Josh Noble of Rowley, MA
Sandy Sessink of Elyria, OH
Richard Wright of Fox Lake, IL

EQUITATION
Rob Byers of Simpsonville, KY
Jolene Galvin-Yerckie of Scottsdale, AZ
Fay Lowry of Ashland, MO
Nancy Troutman of Salem, VA
Bill Waller of Heiskell, TN

IN HAND
Rodney Hicks of Pittsfield, MA 
Josh Merritt of Vernon, VT
Lisa Cunningham Waller of Heiskell, TN

FUTURITY IN HAND
Rodney Hicks of Pittsfield, MA 
Josh Noble of Rowley, MA
Sandy Sessink of Elyria, OH

Plans are underway for another great show in Oklahoma City showcasing some of the greatest Morgans in the world. Competition begins Saturday, October 10th with three shows daily through Saturday, October 17th.  Show times will be at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. each day.

For more information on this exceptional animal, check out the breed’s website at www.morganhorse.com. Or, for more information on the 2020 horse show, you can log on to www.morgangrandnational.com.

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