AQHYA Awards Two World Championships on Day Eight of Competition
The Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Show continues in Oklahoma City.
The Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show is the world’s largest single-breed youth world championship horse show. This is the pinnacle for youth around the world who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the 33 classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. The 2,350 entries at this year’s event represent competitors from the United States, Canada, Venezuela, Germany, New Zealand and Australia. The show is being held August 5-13 at Oklahoma State Fair Park.
On Friday, August 12, five AQHYA members were named world champions at the 2011 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City.
Team Penning World Champions
Carrie Dean of Brandon, Mississippi, showing Dual Playgun, a 2002 chestnut gelding, sired by Dually Sunette and out of Playgun. Owned by Richard Dean from Brandon, Mississippi, and bred by Joe Ayres DBA A&A Inc., of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Travis Roberson of Gainesville, Texas, showing Playboy Is My Papa, a 2005 bay roan gelding, sired by Duals Blue Boon and out of Mini Play. Owned by Travis and bred by Kay Floyd of Stephenville, Texas.
Tristan McCormick of Stillwater, Oklahoma, showing Hickorys Lad Skeet, a 1993 bay gelding, sired by Doc’s Hickory and out of Tivios Lady Skeet. Owned by Tristan and bred by Lonnie and Barbara Allsup of Clovis, New Mexico.
Ranch Sorting World Champion
Corey Free of Port Allen, Louisiana, showing Skeezixs Streak, a 2002 sorrel gelding, sired by Smart Little Skeezix and out of Docovegas Echo. Owned by Robin and Renee Free of Port Allen, Louisiana, and bred by Kelley Hartranft from Fullerton, California.
Cydney M. Free of Port Allen, Louisiana, showing Heza Peppy Fitz, a 1997 sorrel gelding, sired by Doc Fitz and out of Sheza Peppy Model. Owned by Robin and Renee Free of Port Allen, Louisiana, and bred by Leeman Stamper of Columbia, Louisiana.
World Champions received a prize package that included a custom-designed gold-tone trophy, Montana Silversmiths buckle, neck wreath, gold medallion, logoed Cripple Creek leather jacket, world championship patch, Professional’s Choice product and a WeatherBeeta embroidered blanket.
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