On December 1, 2012, the Hill Country Spurs horse judging teams along with some members of the Johnson City FFA team traveled to Rosenberg, Texas to compete in their first competition of the year. The teams judged six performance and two halter classes.
The HCS junior team of Kalli Dalland, Paige Dalland, Willow Grote, and Dooley Smith collected many first place ribbons. They placed 1st in halter, 1st in performance, and were 1st overall. Individually, they also competed well. Kalli was 1st overall, 2nd in halter, and 3rd in performance. Paige was 6th overall and 4th in performance. Willow was 10th overall and 1st in halter and Dooley placed 15th overall. The HCS junior team of Kourtney Kyzar, Ty Tomlinson, and Rebekah Warnick placed 6th in halter and performance and were 6th overall. Individually, Rebekah placed 5th in halter and Kourtney placed 9th in halter.
The intermediate team of Aubrie Scott, Addisyn Stueler, Rylee Weirich, and Aleigh Wessels placed 3rd overall, 3rd in halter and 3rd in performance. Individually, Addisyn placed 2nd in halter and Aubrie placed 9th in halter. Hannah Warnick competed individually and finished in 17th place overall.
The HCS senior team of Kendra Smith, Rilee Moser, Emily Masters, and Lily Masters finished in 6th place overall and 3rd place in halter. Individually, Emily placed 6th in halter. The Johnson City FFA team of Ceslea Patillo, Courtney Stanton, and Brenna Stueler placed 16th overall.
All the horse judgers competed well and for some of the judgers it was their first time to compete. The teams travel to San Antonio on February 14, 2013, to compete in the San Antonio Livestock Show horse judging competition. Until then it is practice, practice, practice. Thanks go out to their coach Traci Smith and to all the parents who volunteered their time to attend the competition.