AQHA Crowns the 2012 Farnam All-Around Amateur at AQHA World Championship Show
During the last week, the Farnam All-Around Amateur contenders competed in a variety of events throughout the American Quarter Horse Association’s 2012 Bank of American Amateur World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. This year, 63 contenders competed for the Farnam All-Around Amateur award.
The 2012 Farnam All-Around Amateur is Becky King of North Palm Beach, Florida. King showed her American Quarter Horse Vision Of Art. The 2000 sorrel mare, sired by Artful Move and out of Fiestyirishbeauty, was bred by Marne Fauber of Plant City, Florida. King and Vision of Art earned 38 points competing in three classes. They won the reserve world champion title in amateur working hunter, placed third in amateur equation over fences and fourth in amateur hunter hack.
King and Vision Of Art received a prize package that included $15,000, plus $1,000 in Farnam products, an original Lisa Perry Bronze, an embroidered WeatherBeeta horse blanket and a rose bouquet.
The 2012 Farnam Reserve All-Around Amateur is Whitney Walquist-Vicars of Cleburne, Texas. Walquist-Vicars showed her homebred American Quarter Horse Southwestern Gunman. Southwestern Gunman is a 2006 bay gelding sired by Dress Western and out of Ms Southern Border. The team earned 36 points competing in five classes. They won the world champion title in amateur western horsemanship, placed fifth in amateur showmanship, eighth in amateur performance halter geldings and ninth in amateur trail.
Walquist-Vicars and Southwestern Gunman received a prize package that included $5,000, plus $500 in Farnam products and a silver bowl.
Placing third was Angela Fox of Little Elm, Texas. Fox showed her American Quarter Horse The Heat Seeker. The 2003 sorrel gelding, sired by Hot N Blazing and out of Pedo Little Princess, was bred by Sandy Read of Aubrey, Texas. The pair earned a total of 33 points competing in four classes. They placed fourth in amateur showmanship and amateur hunt seat equitation, seventh in amateur western horsemanship and eleventh in amateur performance halter geldings.
Placing fourth was Daniel Carlson of Sheffield, Massachusetts. Carlson showed the American Quarter Horse Are You Charlie owned by Patricia Carlson of Sheffield, Massachusetts. The 2001 sorrel mare, sired by Dont Skip Charlie and out of Are You Zipped, was bred by Joe and Suzy Jeane of Valley View, Texas. The team earned a total of 32 points competing in five classes. They won the world champion title in amateur showmanship, sixth in amateur trail and seventh in amateur performance halter mares.
Placing fifth was Morgan Parisek of Murray, Kentucky. Parisek showed the American Quarter Horse Slow N Natural owned by Alexis Parisek of Elgin, Illinois. The 2006 sorrel gelding, sired by Natural Irons and out of Secret Lil, was bred by Stanley and Susan Scott of Ocala, Florida. The pair earned 32 points showing in three classes. They placed third in amateur working hunter, fourth in amateur equitation over fences and fifth in amateur hunter hack.
The third through fifth place winners received a prize package that included $1,500, plus $250 in Farnam products.
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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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