Meet our Judge

Raised in the shadows of his grandfather Dr. Bob Orcutt, Joshua Noble grew into a talented and respected horseman. While earning a business degree at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Josh worked for one of the top saddlebred farms in the country. During this time he also worked for Rob Turner of LM Turner stables, one of most respected Saddlebred trainers on the East Coast. After Pat’s passing in 2005, Josh returned to Burkland Farm. Josh was able to enjoy many late night talks about breeding, judging, and training techniques with his mentor and grandfather Dr. Bob. After Doc’s passing in 2006, Joshua assumed responsibilty to carry on the Burkland Farm tradition. One of those traditions is to seek the silver lining of every horse by placing them in a role best suited for their personality and athletic ability. Josh is a licensed Massachusetts equine instructor, as well as the 2014 YAA Judging Scholarship recipient and currently holds his USEF “r” judging card for morgans.  Josh is married to his wife Melanie and has two girls, Mackenzie and Lyla.