Casey has judged the most prestigious American Quarter Horse shows in the county including the AQHA Open and Amateur World Championship Show 4 times, the AQHA Select World Championship, and the NSBA World Show. Casey was born and raised in Southern California and has trained 'horses for more than 30 years. Early in his career he apprenticed under industry legends Greg Whalen, Barney Hinds, and Tim Whitney. Casey has coached many Youth and Amateur riders to top ten placings as well as All-Around Champions at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. He has also shown multiple horses to top ten wins at the AQHA World Show. Casey has been managing the Arizona Sun Circuit for the past 4years. He is an AQHA Steward at the World Shows and an AQHA Professional Horseman. Casey has been married for 32 years to his wife, fellow trainer, and Judge April Devitt. We are happy to have him back again this year as Show Manager.
Diane has been actively involved in the horse industry for over 20 years. She has been involved in planning and putting on various horse shows from as a small as a weekend show with 150 entries to events as large as the Paint Horse Congress with over 500 horses. Some of the events you may have seen her working in the background are ABRA World Show, Kansas Quarter Horse Association, San Antonio Livestock Exposition and Paint Horse Congress. Currently, serving as show secretary for AQHA, APHA, ABRA and all breed events held in Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Michigan. Her prior life included running the largest 911 center in the state of Kansas, with a staff of 85 people who handled over 300,000 emergency events per year. She holds an MBA from Wichita State University and loves putting it to good use working equine events. Diane has been married to Ronnie for 39 years and they are the proud parents of three daughters who share her passion for horses. She is looking forward to the challenges of her new role and the opportunity to be involved with everyone at the Dixie National and we are happy to have her as part of our team.
Diane can be reached at 316-737-3309 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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