West Texas A&M University, Dr. John Pipkin
and Camille Hobbs were recognized for their accomplishments related to this equine educational event.
In honor of their diligence, determination and success in the field of Reining, a permanent Lawson Bronze was presented to West Texas A&M University and Dr. John Pipkin
.Teams from West Texas A&M University, under the expert guidance of Dr. John Pipkin, won the coveted bronze eight times including the last seven years consecutively.
Dr. Pipkin has been an approved judge with five equine breed and discipline associations for over 10 years.
has judged more than 300 shows in 9 different countries.
Pipkin is currently the Head of the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Director of Equine Industry Program, and Professor of Animal Science at West Texas A&M University where his duties include coaching the Horse Judging Team that has won over 50 National or World Champion or Reserve Champion titles, supervising the Equestrian Team that has won 25 Champion or Reserve Champion titles, in addition to teaching and research responsibilities.
He is a Director for AQHA, and Vice-Chair of the AQHA Show Committee, and Chair of the Western Sub-Committee.
wife, Kenda, is also an AQHA
, NRHA, NRCHA
, and NSBA judge.