The Judges


Kathy Anderson

Dr. Kathy Anderson of Firth, Nebraska
A past president of the American Youth Horse Council, Kathy Anderson is the Extension Horse Specialist at the University of Nebraska, where she oversees the producer extension horse program as well as teaches undergraduate courses in the Animal Science Department. An APHA judge in 1995, Anderson has judged more than 50 APHA shows in her career. She also holds judge credentials with AQHA and NSBA.

 Ashley Ashley Griffin Dr. Ashley Griffin of Owenton, Kentucky
An APHA judge for nearly 15 years, Ashley Griffin has officiated 49 APHA shows, including events in Austria and Belgium, and also holds cards with PtHA and PHBA. Also a past president of the American Youth Horse Council, Griffin has trained horse show judges in more than 10 states. In addition to owning and breeding Paint Horses, she serves as the vice-chair of APHA’s Professional Horseman Committee and is the Impact Collaborative Program Manager for the eXtension Foundation.

Scott Neuman

Scott Neuman of Billings, Montana
In addition to training, showing and marketing performance horses, Scott Neumann is the director of Equestrian Studies at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. In the 10 years since he earned his APHA judging credentials, Neumann has judged 27 APHA shows. Also carded with AQHA and NSBA, Neuman has judged the APHA Youth World Show, AQHA Youth World Show, AQHA World Show, and All-American Quarter Horse Congress and is an APHA World and Reserve World Champion himself.

Susan Robinson

Susan Robinson of Kincardine, Ontario, Canada
Carded with ApHC, ApHCC, ABRA, NSBA, PtHA, PHBA, POA and of course APHA, Susan Robinson has travelled the world over, judging more than 600 shows in her career including events in Canada, the U.S., France and Israel. Robinson also judged numerous top shows including the Pinto World Show, Pinto Congress and ApHC Youth World Show. When she is not judging, she operates Robinson Quarter Horses, spending her time training and marketing horses.


Dr. Craig Wood of Owenton, Kentucky
Craig Wood’s involvement with horses since childhood inspired him to pursue a Ph.D. in equine muscle science. After graduating, he joined the University of Kentucky as the horse extension specialist. Since he became an APHA judge 15 years ago, Wood has judged more than 50 APHA shows, including the Youth World Show, and his involvement in the association has grown. Wood served as APHA president in 2017 and 2018, bringing him to the European Paint Horse Championship twice. This year, however, he will be returning as one of our esteemed judges.