Mike ClitesWCHAadmin2017-11-23T10:17:06-05:00 Project Description Name Mike Clites From (City, State) Brookings, SD Family (Children/Spouse) Vicky(wife); Chad, Michelle, Heidi, Steven & Carrie (children); Scott, Cory, Kristi(step-children) Occupation Electrical Contractor | Designer | Estimator Member Status? (Founding, Lifetime, Regular) Lifetime Member How long have you been a WCHA Member? Since the first year. How did you become involved with WCHA? I have always liked the conformation of livestock be it horses, cattle, sheep or dogs. How long have you owned horses? 45 years What breed/s do you own? Quarter Horses Favorite Horse She Scores Favorite Show AQHA World Show & Fall Futuries Prettiest horse you ever saw? Touch Down Kid Name a horse that you felt changed the industry? Impressive Achievements earned? Owning She Scores and my wife winning the World Show under all 5 judges. Owning Touchable and Hez Untouchable and my daughter Carrie winning the AQHYA World with both horses. Best horse advice anyone ever gave you? Look at the legs first. If they aren’t structurally sound you don’t have anything. What is your vision for the future of WCHA? I see WCHA continuing to expand in other breeds and disciplines to enhance the conformation aspect of all horses. Who was the most influential person in your horse program? Neil Sebring was the first person to ever explain to me “what a judge is looking for”. Has there been a person who you have influenced in a positive manner? I would hope that it would be my family members and other people in the horse industry. Did you start in another discipline before moving to halter horses? No What would you consider your strengths in the development of a halter horse? And why? I study the pedigrees and see what has been a good match, not only in the foals younger years but also when they are older. What would you want to be remembered by when you exit that last class? He always tried to do his best!