2019 Judges

Jamie Barkhau

Jamie Barkhau is owner and founder of CopperTop Farm Inc. and has been involved in the horse community for over 30 years. As a junior rider she qualified and competed in all of the national indoor finals including the AHSA medal and ASPCA Maclay. She graduated from Miami University with a bachelors in zoology. While at Miami she competed successfully on the IHSA team her freshman and sophomore years. Freshman year she was part of the IHSA reserve national champion team. After college she worked for and trained with many top professionals. CopperTop Farm was founded in 1998 and Jamie continued to compete as an amateur as well as beginning a Hanoverian breeding program. At the same time, she also traveled to Germany many times to purchase young prospects for resale. Many of the horses she has bred and sold have gone on to win at all major shows across the country. She has been judging local hunter/jumper, IEA, and IHSA shows since 1995. She currently breeds and trains young Warmbloods and stands the Hanoverian stallion Santino.

Brendan Brown

From Cave Creek Arizona, and operates a training facility for all around horses. I have judged The All American Quarter Horse Congress, APHA World Show, NSBA World Show, The Reichert Celebration, Tom Powers futurities, Arizona Sun Circuit, The Redbud and a pie eating contest at a county fair.  

I have trained or shown an AQHA Reserve World Champion, APHA World Champion, PtHA World Champion, Congress Reserve Champion and recently taught my dog how to sit.

I would like to wish the best of luck to everyone competing at the 2019 All American Youth Horse Show.

Charlene Carter

Charlene Carter, along with her husband Mike, own and operate Carter Show Horses, in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.  They have successfully trained and shown AQHA World and Congress Champions in numerous all around events.  Charlene thoroughly enjoys the judging and holds cards for AQHA, APHA, PHBA, NRHA, POA, ApHC, PtHC, NASMA and NSBA.  She has had the opportunity to judge worldwide, including the AQHA Youth, Amateur and Open World Shows, the All American Quarter Horse Congress, the APHA Youth, Amateur and Open World, the PHBA Youth, Amateur and Open World, the NSBA World , as well as the ISHA and IEA Championships,  She has also judged both the AQHA, ApHC and APHA European Championships and in 2015 judged the APHA Youth World, the PtHA World Show, the PHBA World Show, the APHA European Championships, the NASMA Congress, as well as the All American Quarter Horse Congress twice.   During 2016 she judged the IEA National Finals, the AQHA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS and the 2016 and 2018 APPALOOSA WORLD SHOW.  Additionally, in 2016 and 2018 Charlene coached the AQHA Youth World Cup Team for the United Kingdom.  She enjoys the rewarding challenge of finding the best horses and riders, those that have the most natural talent and trained techniques.

Adam Guiste

In 1995 I earned my first trophy buckle, coincidentally it was at The All American Youth Horse Show. Twenty-four years later, I am honored to have been selected as a judge.

Professionally, I have a background in education and business and am a graduate of The Kentucky Horse Shoeing School. I am currently the proprietor of Guiste Horse Shoeing and Training, located in Clarksville, Pennsylvania.

In my career, I’ve been blessed to work alongside many of the nation's greatest trainers and judges - in a variety of breeds and disciplines. As I write this bio, I cannot believe how many years have come and gone, and how many great horses and people I have been associated with. As a trainer, I have been privileged to work with many skill levels; from entry-level riders who will be attending their first 4H show to seasoned competitors. Some of these students have won, or placed, in the top spots at the Quarter HorseCongress and World Show levels - as well as being nationally ranked on the AQHA Honor roll. As an apprentice judge I worked many state, championship, and breed shows. Currently, as a 12 year veteran clinician and judge, I am accredited in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ohio PAS and working on my breed association cards. Annually I judge close to 30 shows, in many different states, from open and fair shows to district and state level. I admit to being very excited to observe all the competitors at the 2019 All American Youth Show and I would like to wish you all the best of luck!

Jonathan Meilleur

Jonathan Meilleur, an AQHA Professional Horseman, came from Montreal, Canada to the United States when he was 18 to begin his career working for Gretchen Mathes at Powder Brook Farm in Harwinton, Connecticut.  After working at PBF for eight years, Jonathan moved to Pennsylvania to hone his skills in the Western Pleasure field and worked for Jeff Long for two years.  After his ten years of mentorship, Jonathan then felt prepared to start his own business and decided upon Hamburg, Pennsylvania as his home base in 2007.  Since that time Jonathan has trained and shown several Congress and World Champions as well as many Congress top ten placers in multiple events.

Jonathan has also added AQHA Judge, NSBA Judge and APHA Judge to his resume.  He has judged the All American Quarter Horse Congress, AQHA World Show, AQHYA World Show, Redbud Circuit, Big A Circuit, Prairie Classic, Arizona Sun Circuit and many other feature horse shows throughout the country.

Kay Tracy

Kay’s horse career started several years ago in 4-H under the guidance of her Dad, Lee Tracy, a trainer and longtime judge.  An OU graduate Kay has judged 40+ years, averaging 30 plus shows each year.  She loves working with the youth.  Kay has served on the State 4-H Judges Committee for Ohio.  Kay has had the privilege and honor to judge at the All American Youth Horse Show.  In 2009, she judged at the Ohio State Fair and in 2010 judged at the Westerner Days Show in Alberta, Canada.  In 2012 she judged at the North American International Livestock Exposition, and in 2014 and 2017 judged at the Great Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee.  Kay is also an active member of the Tough Enough To Wear Pink Horse Show in Ohio where 100% of the proceeds go to the OhioHealth Foundation at the OhioHealth Arthur G.H. Bing, MD, Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio, for Patient Assistance.  In those 12 years, this show has donated a little over One Half Million Dollars to Cancer Patient Assistance.  The show this year will be held again at the World Equestrian Center (Roberts Arena) in Wilmington, Ohio, on September 13, 14, and 15, 2019.  We would love to see you come to the show and have a great time, while helping with THE CAUSE!!  Come and be a part of ourstart on our 2nd Half A Million Dollars in donations!!

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