Lita Perrin was born in Illinios. In fourth grade she started riding Trakehners in dressage and jumping. As a youth she started showing 4-H, open and breed shows. Lita also rode professional trick riding, including Roman style riding. She now runs a western, ranch and English training facility outside of Rochester, Minn.


Lita is a certified judge for 18 associations, including:


Major shows judged include:

  • AQHQ Select World 2017

  • AQHA Q11 & Q15 show in Aachen, Germany

  • ApHC Youth World  

  • PtHA Congress

  • PtHA World

  • POA Nationals

  • ApHCC Nationals

  • ApHCC Congress France EquitaLyon (AQHA, APHA & AphC)Championship

  • 2016 Australian National Championships

  • Scandinavian ApHC Championships

Lita has conducted clinics for judges, spectators, and exhibitors.  She has done clinics and/or judged in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Israel, and all across the United States


In 2017, she had the privilege of coaching the Israel AQHA Youth World cup team in Australia.


Unusual accomplishments include tearing through a golf course at night on a horse, riding on the ocean beach in Denmark, and swimming with dolphins in Australia.


Lita enjoys working with youth and individuals who are beginning to ride and/or show. She also enjoys skiing, kids, and swimming. 


Lita has been featured and published in publications such as: AQHA's Americas Horse, Australian Hasten magazine, Agri News, On The Spot Austalian publication, The St Charles Press, Cottonwood County Citizen, The Bell ringer, and the Dodge County Independent.

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Lita Perrin was inducted into the Pinto Horse Association Hall of Fame in 2019.