Day Nine Brings Two World Champions at the 2012 FedEx Open AQHA World Championship Show!

November 11th, 2012 3:40 PM | No Comments

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On November 10, two AQHA members were named world champions at the 2012 FedEx Open American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City in the following classes:


Jr Reining World Champion Andrea Fappani, with Lil Joe Cash. Photo Courtesy of the AQHA Journal

JUNIOR REINING – Andrea Fappani of Scottsdale, Arizona, showed the American Quarter Horse Lil Joe Cash owned by J. Russell Giles of Waco, Texas. The 2008 sorrel stallion, sired by Nu Chex To Cash and out of RS Lilly Starlight, was bred by Kurt and Angie Harris of Whitesboro, Texas. In the junior reining class, 43 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $45,031.32.

– Shawn Flarida of Springfield, Ohio, showed the American Quarter Horse Whiskey N Diamonds owned by Rhodes River Ranch of Arlington, Washington. The 2006 buckskin stallion, sired by Topsail Whiz and out of Princess In Diamonds, was bred by Christin Schuetz of Edmond, Oklahoma. In the senior reining class, 50 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $52,362.
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.

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