AQHA Crowns Ten World Champions on Fifteenth Day of Competition
WEANLING STALLIONS – Randy Jacobs of Dover, Ohio, showed the American Quarter Horse Its Game Day owned by Frank Berris of Sparta, Michigan. The 2012 bay stallion, sired by Mr Touchdown Kid and out of JGM Sierras Sequel, bred by John and Gail Muirhead of Camrose, Alberta. In the weanling stallions class, 28 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $21,552.72.
YEARLING GELDINGS – Ross Roark of Monahans, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Raise Your Weapons owned by Josh Weakly of Shelbyville, Illinois. The 2011 chestnut stallion, sired by My Intention and out of Players Heir, was bred by Jess and Donna Davis of Uniontown, Alabama. In the yearling geldings class, 15 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $8,208.60.
TWO-YEAR-OLD MARES - Roark showed the American Quarter Horse Cauzin Trouble owned by Steve and Kathy Headley of Bloomington, Indiana. The 2010 chestnut mare, sired by CK Kid and out of Consent To Arms, was bred by Terry Bradshaw of Thackerville, Oklahoma. In the two-year-old mares class, 23 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $12,586.52.
THREE-YEAR-OLD STALLIONS – Roark showed the American Quarter Horse Heza Secret Agent. The 2009 sorrel stallion, sired by The Top Secret and out of Just Georgina, was bred by owner J. Baxter Brinkmann of Dallas, Texas. In the three-year-old stallions class, Roark competed for world champion honors and a purse of $4,925.16.
AGED GELDINGS –Buddy Laney of Cherryville, North Carolina, showed the American Quarter Horse Intoxikating owned by Jack Shawver of Olney, Illinois. The 2006 sorrel gelding, sired by A Phenomenal Clue and out of My Image Is Obvious, was bred by Randy Wilson of Cumming, Georgia. In the aged geldings class, 9 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $4,377.92.
SENIOR HUNTER UNDER SADDLE – Stacy Lane Huls of Phoenix, Arizona, showed the American Quarter Horse Blended Choclate owned by Kimberly Lloyd Wright of Scottsdale, Arizona. The 2005 chestnut gelding, sired by Sweet Talkin Chip and out of Kinda Showy, was bred by Wayne or Barbara Liska of Grants Pass, Oregon. In the senior hunter under saddle class, 41 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $22,436.84.
JUNIOR PLEASURE DRIVING – Julie O’Brien of Southington, Ohio, showed the American Quarter Horse Chillz owned by Christina Wenger of Warren, Ohio. The 2008 sorrel gelding, sired by Artful Investment and out of Flying Crest, was bred by O’Brien. In the junior pleasure driving class, 8 entries competed for world champion and a purse of $4,377.92.
JUNIOR TIE-DOWN ROPING – Cody Marx of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, showed the American Quarter Horse Two Id Young Gun owned by Jeff Frank of Morrison, Oklahoma. The 2007 sorrel gelding, sired by CD Young Gun and out of Two Id Sadie, was bred by Rex and Regan Myrick of Symsonia, Kentucky. In the junior tie-down roping, 25 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $21,931.
SENIOR HEADING – Brad Lund of Lacygne, Kansas, showed the American Quarter Horse, Smart Express. The 2000 sorrel gelding, sired by Smart Little Lena and out of Speedee Dee Express, was bred by Edward White of Meadow Vista, California. In the senior heading class, 62 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $49,428.88.
SENIOR HEELING – Clay Logan of Granbury, Texas, showed his American Quarter Horse Replay Blue Boon. The 2002 bay roan gelding, sired by Duals Blue Boon and out of Susans Replay, was bred by Robin Klesges of Millsap, Texas. In the senior heeling class 83 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $66,170.92.
World champions received a prize package that included a custom-designed gold trophy, Montana Silversmiths buckle, specially designed logoed jacket, courtesy of Cripple Creek Outerwear, a WeatherBeeta embroidered blanket, neck wreath, a medallion and 100 pounds of Nutrena feed.
The AQHA World Show is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse owners and exhibitors around the world, who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. More than 3,590 entries from the United States, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom and the Netherlands are competing for 97 world championships at this year’s event, November 2-17 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
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FedEx is the proud title sponsor of the 2012 FedEx Open World Championship Show. Other show and event sponsors include Adequan, B&W Trailer Hitches, Farnam, FedEx, Ford, John Deere, Justin Boots, Markel Insurance, Merial, Montana Silversmiths, Nutrena, Pfizer, Professional’s Choice, SmartPak, WeatherBeeta, Wrangler, The American Quarter Horse Journal, Cripple Creek, Kiser Arena Specialists, Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, RFD-TV, State Fair Park and Fore Wheeler Golf Cars.