Judges

Terry Jones Brennan

Terry Jones Brennan

Hollister, CA

Terry Jones Brennan of Summerhill Farm in Hollister, CA, has been a part of a family-owned Morgan breeding program her entire life. Terry has trained and shown family-owned Morgans to championship titles at world, regional and local shows.

For over 30 years, Terry has been a licensed USEF judge, carrying a large ‘R’ in Morgans, Andalusians and Friesians.  Judging the Morgan Grand National is always an honor for Terry as it showcases the best of what the Morgan breed has to offer.

Stephen Davis

New Haven, VT

Missy Hanover

Missy Hanover

San Juan Capistranno, CA

Lisa Hillmer

Lisa Hillmer

Kearney, MO

Lisa makes her home just north of Kansas City Missouri where she has owned and operated Linden Hill Stables for the past 20 years. A graduate of Stephens College and a Horse Trainer’s Kid, Lisa has had the opportunity to be involved with American Saddlebreds, Morgans, Hackney Ponies and Roadsters for most of her life. She is the mother of Madison Pope, a well known Junior Exhibitor and enjoys her free time “being Mom.” 

Lisa holds a USEF Judges license in Morgans, Saddlebred, Equitation, Hackney Ponies and Roadsters. She is also Co-Chair of the UPHA Exceptional Challenge, Co-Chair of the NCHS Summer Kick off Horse show and the UPHA Chapter 5 Secretary. Lisa is honored to be on the panel of Judges for this year’s Morgan Grand National.

Terry Holmes

Scottsdale, AZ

Ann Judge

Bennett, CO

Ann is a Purdue University graduate and is from Denver, Colorado, where she has owned and operated a show horse training facility since 1985. Ann trains Arabians and Half-Arabians and has won national awards in several divisions. She has served as a judge since 1993 and holds cards in USEF Morgan, Western Dressage, Arabian, Western/Stock Seat; PtHA (Pinto Horse Association, NRCHA (National Reined Cow Horse) and AMHA (American Miniature Horse Association).

Ann has judged the U.S. Arabian National Championships seven times, the Pinto World seven times, the U.S. Arabian Youth Nationals three times, the AMHA World Show four times, the South African Arabian Nationals, Canadian Pinto National Championships, Australian Miniature National Championships and the Canadian Miniature Horse National Championships.

In 2014, 2016 and 2018, Ann was named APAHA Horsewoman of the Year and was inducted into the APAHA Hall of Fame in 2020. In 2015, she was inducted into the Pinto Judges Hall of Fame and was named again into the Pinto Hall of Fame as Horsewoman of the Year in 2018.

When not showing or judging horses, Ann enjoys her job during the NFL season as rider of Thunder, the Denver Broncos’ mascot, and loves the thrill of riding down the field to the roar of a crowd of 75,000 fans each time the team scores!

Bruce McCrea

Edmond, OK

Melissa Moore

Melissa Moore

Versailles, KY

Owner/Manager of Sunrise Stables in Versailles, Kentucky, Melissa Moore is a complete professional. Not only does she turn out champion show horses, she also runs a successful breeding program, standing four stallions and caring for approximately 25 broodmares. Dedicated to perfecting her training and showing skills, Melissa has become well-known in the winner’s circle. Over her relatively young career, she has personally accumulated over 55 World Championship or Reserve World Championship titles. She has trained approximately 35 additional horses that have won World or National Championship titles for their owners. The American Saddlebred Horse is in her blood, being the daughter of legendary Hall of Fame horse trainers, Tom and Donna Moore and sister to World Champion trainer, Melinda Moore.

In addition, Melissa is a sought-after judge and adjudicates at approximately five shows a year from Coast to Coast. Notably, the UPHA American Royal, the South African National Championship, Lexington Junior League, The Royal Winter Fair, The Morgan Grand National and the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show.

Anne Moss

Coatesville, PA

Josh Noble

Rowley, MA

Sheri Odom

Sheri Odom

Lake Havasu City, AZ

Sheri retired as a professional trainer to pursue her judging career full time.  Sheri is a multi-carded judge and currently holds cards for the Arabian, Morgan and Pinto Horse Associations as well as a USEF Saddle Seat Equitation card.  She has judged internationally as well as multiple National and World Shows.  Sheri is currently serving as the Chair of the Equitation and Showmanship Committee for the Arabian Horse Association. 

Joni Osteen

Escondido, CA

Phil Price

Medina, OH

Muffy Seaton

Williston, SC

Danielle Toscano

Kennett Square, PA

Bill Waller

Bill Waller

Heiskell, TN

Lisa Waller

Lisa Waller

Heiskell, TN