AQHA Crowns Ten World Champions on Seventh Day of Competition

November 9th, 2012 7:43 AM | No Comments

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On November 8, ten AQHA members were named world champions at the 2012 Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City in the following classes:


AMATEUR WEANLING GELDINGS
– Debra Donnelly of La Porte City, Iowa, showed her American Quarter Horse Tell Secrets. The 2012 bay gelding, sired by Telasecret and out of WQH Sweet Seclusion, was bred by Clark Rassi of Aubrey, Texas. In the amateur weanling geldings class, 19 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $11,322.10.

 

AMATEUR WEANLING MARES - Dr. Gigi Wood Davis of Savannah, Tennessee, showed her American Quarter Horse Enstyle. The 2012 sorrel mare, sired by Mr Elusive and out of She Wears The Skirt, was bred by Marion Beachy of Sugarcreek, Ohio. In the amateur weanling mares class, 34 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $20,260.60

 

AMATEUR YEARLING GELDINGS – Jack Shawver of Olney, Illinois, showed his American Quarter Horse Under Cover Secret. The 2011 chestnut gelding, sired by The Top Secret and out of Dees Vantage, was bred by La Pavarana Show Horses Inc. of Pilot Point, Texas. In the amateur yearling geldings class, 12 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $3,550.80.

 

AMATEUR 2-YEAR-OLD MARES – Joy Stehney of De Soto, Kansas, showed her American Quarter Horse My Secret Jewell. The 2010 bay mare, sired by I Gotta Cool Secret and out of Simply Jewell, was bred by Mark Voegele of Pilot Point, Texas. In the amateur two-year-old mares class, 19 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $5,622.10.

 

AMATEUR 3-YEAR-OLD MARES – Peter J. Cofrancesco III of Sparta, New Jersey, showed his homebred American Quarter Horse Virtues. The 2009 sorrel mare is sired by A Radiant Image and out of Sheza Virtuous Lady. In the amateur three-year-old mares class, 11 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $3,254.90.

 

AMATEUR 3-YEAR-OLD GELDINGS – Dr. Gigi Wood Davis of Savannah, Tennessee, showed the American Quarter Horse Amazin Secret owned by Greg Davis of Savannah, Tennessee. The 2009 sorrel gelding, sired by The Top Secret and out of Perpetual Secret, was bred by Clark Rassi of Aubrey, Texas.  In the amateur three-year-old geldings class, 17 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $5,030.30.

 

Photo courtesy of the AQHA Journal

AMATEUR PLEASURE DRIVING – Jenny Martin of Wells, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Dirty Sexy Money owned by Janet and Kent Martin of Wells, Texas. The 2007 gray gelding, sired by Sheiks Big Leaguer and out of Fight Over Emmie, was bred by Melissa Ann Miller of Belton, Texas. In the amateur pleasure driving class, 15 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $4,438.50.

 

AMATEUR TIE-DOWN ROPING – Roy Neathery of Klondike, Texas, showed his homebred American Quarter Horse Lenas Little Do It. The 2003 chestnut mare is sired by Docs Little Doit and out of Yochums Poco Lena.  In the tie-down roping class, 42 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $12,427.80.

 

AMATEUR BREAKAWAY ROPING – Cody Glover of Guthrie, Oklahoma, showed his American Quarter Horse HR Dun Charcoalin. The 2003 brown gelding, sired by Shiners Charcoal and out of Dun Roan, was bred by Elsworth and Kathy Harrison Jr. of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the amateur breakaway roping class, 31 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $9,172.90.

 

RANCH PLEASURE – Mozaun McKibben showed his American Quarter Horse Lil Ruf Catalyst. The 2006 black stallion, sired by Lil Ruf Peppy and out of Foxy Catalyst, was bred by Werner Hermus of Valley View, Texas. In the ranch pleasure class, 66 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $38,117.84.
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.
For more news from the AQHA World Show, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.
Bank of America and FedEx are proud title sponsors of the 2012 Bank of America Amateur and 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.

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