Horse Judging Team Advances to State Meet


Courtesy of Kate Corazoa

The horse judging team and coach receive their seventh place prize for their performance at the area meet.

Perry Jamail, Reporter

After a second place finish in the district competition, the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Horse Judging team competed in the area seven meet, placing seventh out of 65 teams, and are advancing to the state competition on Saturday.

The state meet which will be held in Lubbock will consist of the top seven teams from each area in Texas. The team which is coached by the agricultural science teacher, Ashley Clark, consists of sophomores Katelyn Groppe, Avery Foster, Abigail Mitchell, and Kate Corazao.

“I think we were all very pleasantly surprised by how well we did at area,” Corazao said. “For now, we’re mostly working on preparedness for question and reviewing classes that we weren’t familiar with judging, as well as strengthening our overall skills with halter (judging the horses).”

Even though they need to prepare for their next competition, Corazao said that she thinks they are in a good spot.

“Still, I feel very confident in the abilities of my team and I,” Corazao said. “For the most part, we just have to stay calm and confident in our placings.”