AQHA World Championship Show Continues On, Bringing Five More World Champions!
PERFORMANCE HALTER STALLIONS – AQHA Professional Horseman Ross Roark of Monahans, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Intersection owned by Dan Fox of Chino, California. The 2006 chestnut stallion, sired by Mr Elusive and out of A Honey Ofa Page, was bred by Kathy Pettit of Sanger, California. In the performance halter stallions class, 17 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $9,303.08.
PERFORMANCE HALTER GELDINGS – Roark showed the American Quarter Horse Bimini Twist owned by Scott and Breda Kennedy of Ocala, Florida. The 2008 chestnut gelding, sired by Rockster and out of Shez Just Phenomenal, was bred by Rolyn Casper Jr. of Ocala, Florida. In the performance halter geldings class, 26 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $14,228.24.
PERFORMANCE HALTER MARES – Roark showed the American Quarter Horse CK Mardi Gras owned by Frank Berris of Sparta, Michigan. The 2006 chestnut mare, sired by CK Kid and out of Tardee Cool Trouble, was bred by Reynaldo Ramirez Estate of Wylie, Texas. In the performance halter mares class, 28 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $15,322.72.
JUNIOR CUTTING – John Wold of Argyle, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Fort Worth Pipeline. The 2008 sorrel mare, sired by Cats Merada and out of Fort Worth Skyline, was bred by owner Lisa Bankston of Westworth Vlg, Texas. In the junior cutting class, 33 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $42,808.92.
SENIOR CUTTING – Wold showed the American Quarter Horse George C Merada. The 2006 sorrel gelding, sired by Cats Merada and out of Lenas Stylish Bunny, was bred by owner Furst Ranch of Bartonville, Texas. In the senior cutting class, 42 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $55,186.84.
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.
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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.