Meet the AMHA/ AMHR/ ASPC Approved Judges ozark mountain mini tack

Whether you are new to the world of Miniature Horses, or you are an old pro - the judges listed below are the heart of the industry.

We value their knowledge and opinions and they help to shape the FUTURE of the Miniature Horse.

Many are available to judge at horse shows world wide.

Now you can get to know the judges.

If  you are a qualified judge and would like to be included on this page, email


AMHA 2021 World Show Judges



September 24th - October 2, 2021

Will Rogers Memorial Center Ft. Worth, Texas



Jenny Groen, NY

Vanessa Mullen, NC

Tim Parkinson, WY

Margo Shallcross, TX

Todd Trushel, PA

Jon Wolf, IL





Donna Z. Gough


Vanity Grove Farm

11500 Bevils Bridge Rd.

Amelia Court House, Va. 23002


Home is 804-561-4159


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Carded judge for AMHA and AMHR







Janice Silvio



549 Capac Rd, Allenton MI 48002


AMHR, ASPC, ASPC Approved Judge




Pamela Allen

6040 Coble Church Rd,

Liberty North Carolina 27298





Dana Gardner

5447 Kings Highway,

King George, Virginia 22485





Sandy Croote 


7551 State Hwy 30
Esperance, NY 12066
ph: 518-875-6244 (home)

518-376-4385 (cell)


Having judged over 100+ shows, and carded  in USEF, AMHA, AMHR, ASPC (Classics &  Moderns), ASPR, WCMHR, GVHS & GHRA (Gypsy Vanner), ADMS, NSMA, NSPR, WCPSA (Welsh), NOHS, OHSA, and POAC.  


 Sandy is also available to judge Open and 4-H shows. 


Judging Highlights Include:

  • Australian Nationals (2015) 
  • Netherlands Equine Extravaganza ICAMH (2015
  • Sweden Miniature Show (2015)
  • AMHR Nationals (2015)
  • ASPC/AMHR National Area 8 (2015)
  • ASPC Shetland World Championships (2014)
  • European Internationals (2014)
  • ASPC/AMHR National Area 3 (2012)

Horse Industry Highlights:

  • ASPC/AMHR Board of Govenor (Judges Committee/Instructor)
  • Tri-County Hunter Jumper Board of Directors (1991-2005)
  • Appointed to USEF Safety Committee (2011- current)
  • Appointed to USEF Shetland Committee (2011-current)
  • ASPC/AMHR Safety Coordinator (2010-2012)
  • ASPC/AMHR Board of Governors (2010, 2014 to current)
  • ASPC/AMHR USEF Co-Chair (2010-current)
  • ASPC/AMHR Judges Committee (2013-present)
  • ASPC/AMHR Rulebook Committee (2012-current)
  • ASPR Committee (2010, 2013-current)
  • AMHA International Committee (2012- current)
  • Judges Clinic Instructor (2011- current)


Sandy has been interviewed for several magazines and her horses have appeared in the Practical Horseman conformation clinic section (winning it), 3 articles in John Lyons Perfect Horse (7 page training article/interview), Grooming for Shows (5 page article), and Safety on the Trail (6 page article), she was spotlighted in PtHA magazines amateur corner, and her Miniature Horse articles also ran in Trail Rider Magazine.  (copies on request).  She has also been a contributing writer for AMHR's Journal.  She is author of the The Judges Reference Manual and Exhibitors Learning Book which has sold very well throughout the US and Internationally.













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