Northview Horse Judging Team Wins State Championship, Advances To Nationals

March 30, 2021

The Northview High School Horse Judging Team won a state championship Saturday and will advance to the national competition.

Team members are Leia Grantham, Hannah Hassebrock, Audrey Goetter and Samantha Kimmons.

In addition, Grantham placed first individually in the state, and Goetter placed second.

The team is coached by sisters Courtney and Stephanie Solari, both Northview graduates.

“We are beyond proud of the girls’ dedication and the hard work they put in this year. Even when faced with changes to the contest format, a canceled preliminary event, and uncertainty over whether the contest would even happen, they persevered and gave it their all,” said Courtney Solari.

This was the second time Northview’s Horse Judging Team has won the state championship; the team claimed the title in 2019.

Pictured: (L-R) Audrey Goetter, Leia Grantham, Samantha Kimmons and Hannah Hassebrock. Team members are pictured below with coaches Stephanie Solari (far left) and Courtney Solari (far right). Photos for, click to enlarge.


8 Responses to “Northview Horse Judging Team Wins State Championship, Advances To Nationals”

  1. Stefanie Roloph on March 31st, 2021 6:30 am

    Great job girls. Sam and Hannah I am proud of you both.

  2. robyn on March 30th, 2021 10:02 pm

    keep up the good work Audrey grace. ur amazing

  3. Capt. Cheryl on March 30th, 2021 8:26 pm

    Go Girls !!
    Keep up the good work.

  4. Kailey hawkins on March 30th, 2021 8:11 am

    Congrats Audrey im so happy for you. You deserved it you worked hard for it .

  5. Mrs. Godwin on March 30th, 2021 7:50 am

    Leia, Audrey, Hannah, and Samantha.. each of you have put in countless hours of hard work and lots of studying, in preparation to compete this year and it certainly paid off! I am so proud of each of you! Stephanie and Courtney, I am so thankful to call you both my best friend and I hope Northview knows how lucky they are to have such dedicated alumni. Since graduating, both of you have been willing to go above and beyond to help this program succeed. I am over the moon proud of both of you for overcoming obstacles the past couple of years and pushing through. You are a blessing to this team and to Northview FFA.

  6. Glenn and Abby Goetter on March 30th, 2021 7:03 am

    Way to go Horse Judging Team!!!! We are so proud of you!!!! Thanks so much Courtney and Stephanie for putting so much time and energy into teaching, instructing and coaching them on to a state win!!!!

  7. Willene Bryan on March 30th, 2021 6:37 am


  8. JTV on March 30th, 2021 4:02 am

    Congratulations ladies

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