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2022 NASMDA Approved Judges

Show Managers!  The Official NASMDA Rulebook state:

“Any organization, club or individual may request their show or contest and the results be recognized by NASMDA. Application forms must be obtained from the NASMDA secretary … An application shall be postmarked to the NASMDA secretary at least 90 days prior to the show or contest entry deadline or show date. …” [See Official Rulebook or contact the NASMDA Executive Secretary for complete show sanctioning instructions.]  Rule 135A states, “Judges for NASMDA approved classes must be selected from the current approved list of the North American Saddle Mule and Donkey Association judges.”

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Cards Held

Shows Judged
IL Adams, Michael 217-415-3282  Needs Renewed NASMDA, Pinto, NRHA 2021 North Carolina State Fair Mule and Donkey Show
2021 NASMDA National Championship Show
2019 North American International Livestock Exhibition
NV Barnett, Vernee   Current USEF, POA  
OK Bilke, Darrell L. 405-826-2223   Current NASMA, AQHA 2016 Denver National Western
2014 NASMA National Show
2014 Great Celebration
2013 Congress - Trail & Reining
2010 Fort Smith
2009 NAILE
MO Brouster, Barbara 573-220-0149  Needs Renewed NASMA, AMHA, IBHA, ABRA, POAC, PtHA 2011 KY State Championship
2011 Denver National
2007 All Star
2007 Adams County Fair
2006 World Show
2006 KY State Championship
IL Butler, Cindy 618-581-2655  Current   2021 NASMDA National Championship Show II
TN Carter, Mike 615 210 1273  Needs Renewed AQHA, APHA, NSBA, ApHC, PtHC, AND POA 2017 NASMA National Show
2017 Great Celebration
2015 All American Congress - Judges 3 & 4
TN Carter, Charlene 615 210-6133  Needs Renewed AQHA, NRHA, APHA, PHBA, NSBA, ApHC, PtHC AND POA 2021 The American Mule and Bluegrass Festival
2016 NASMA National Show
2016 Great Celebration
2015 All American Congress
NC Cochran, Tom 919-542-3565  Current ADMS, NC Open Judges Certification, NASMA, NMDA, POAC 2015 NASMA National Show
2015 Great Celebration
2014 NC State Fair
2013 Virginia Mule Show
2013 NASMA National Show
2013 Great Celebration
2012 River Valley Mule & Donkey Show
NY Croote, Sandy 518 875 6244  Needs Renewed USEF, ADMS, GVHS, NMDA, WSPCA, POAC, AMHA, AMHR/ASPC/ASPR, GHRA, OHSA, WCMHR  
TX Doby, Karen 334-596-0284  Needs Renewed    
OH Fielitz, Maryann 419-260-7687  Current PtHA, PHBA, ABRA, IBHA 2022 NASMDA National Championship Show
TX Grimes, Marti 940-524-3478  Current NASMA, ABRA , ADMS, AMHA, AMHR, ASPC, ASPR, IALHA, IBHA, NMDA, PtHA, USEF  
NC Isley, Jim 336-669-9548  Current NASMA, AQHA, APHA, PHBA, NSBA, ApHC, AMHA, PtHA. 2017 Denver National Western
2016 NASMA National Show
2016 Great Celebration
2014 Denver National Western
2013 Texas State Championship Show
2012 NASMA National Show
2012 Great Celebration
2008 NC State Fair
2008 Great Celebration
2008 Florida State Fair
GA Jones, Ann 404-550-2882  Current    
NH Lamarche, Linda 603-540-9906  Current    
WI Langness, Tina 715-760-2496  Needs Renewed   2021 South Carolina State Fair Mule and Donkey Show
2020 NASMDA National Championship Show
KY Mason, Dennis 270-217-2231  Needs Renewed ABRA, POA, Palomino, IBHA, AMRA, AMHA 2021 American Mule and Bluegrass Festival
IN McConnell, Stephanie 812-623-0547  Needs Renewed    
AL Powell, Michael 256-332-7652  Needs Renewed    
AR Reames, Kelley (479)438-0103   Needs Renewed NASMDA, Pinto, NMDA, AMA, American Stock Horse 2020 National Western Stock Show
2019 North Carolina State Fair
2019 Ozark Mule Day’s
2017 VTP Fundraiser Show
2014 Silver Spur Classic
2014 Ozark Mule Days
TN Stafford, Susan 269 370 5378  Needs Renewed PTHA, APHA, ApHA, POA 2021 The American Mule and Bluegrass Festival
2018 Ozark Mule Days
2016 Donkey and Mule Congress
TN Tabb, John   Current    
MN Taylor, Dawn 812-360-2258  Current    
WI Tekampe, Nell 815-790-4188  Current PtHA, NSBA 2021 NASMDA National Championship Show
2019 North American International Livestock Exhibition
2018 Ozark Mule Days
OH Tracy, Kay 740-437-7640  Current NASMA, 4H, 2021 The Great Darke County Fair Mule and Donkey Show
2019 Great Celebration Mule and Donkey Show
2019 Great Celebration Mule and Donkey Show
2018 Darke County Fair
2016 Kentucky State Championship
2015 Darke County Fair
2012 Darke County Fair
2011 NAILE
2009 KY State Championship
2009 All American Congress
SD Visser, Teresa 7016590173  Needs Renewed   2021 Ozark Mule Days
2020 NASMDA National Championship Show II
AR Watson, Butch 479-644-1930  Needs Renewed NASMDA, Pinto, NSBA 2021 Dixie National Stock Show and Rodeo
MN Whitfield, Pamela 336-251-8797  Current    
KS Willoughby, Maryann 620-544-2168  Needs Renewed NASMA, PtHA, AQHA, APHA, NSBA, NRCHA, POA, ApHC, PALOMINO, IBHA, NRHA, nmda 2017 Donkey and Mule Congress
2011 NAILE
2010 All American Congress
2008 All Star
2006 All American Congress
OH Wright, Daren 740-772-1894  Needs Renewed NASMA, APHA, NSBA, PHBA, PtHA, ABRA, IBHA, and POAC. 2019 Denver National Western
2016 Donkey and Mule Congress - Judges 3 & 4
2009 NAILE
2007 World Show
WI Ziegler, Kimberly 715-924-4866  Needs Renewed    

Judges:  Please send any address or phone number changes to
or use your NASMDA Member's Login.

NASMA encourages the use of new faces! If possible please enlist the use of someone not already under contract. For any assistance please contact a member of the Judges Committee.

GOOD NEWS, NASMDA Judges! Now NASMDA requires their Judges to hold a valid judging card in one or more of the following organizations: ADMS, AQHA, IBHA, AHSA, ApHC, PHBA, APHA, AAHA or any other horse breed associations.

Qualified mule judge applicants are encouraged to apply for a NASMDA Judge's Card. If you know such an individual, encourage them to request an application packet on-line or from:

NASMDA Judges Committee

PO Box 207, Griswold, IA 51535


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