Day Six of AQHA World Championship Show Brings Twelve New Champions

November 8th, 2012 7:38 AM | No Comments

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On November 7, twelve 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 SHOWMANSHIP – Daniel Carlson of Sheffield, Massachusetts, 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.   In the amateur showmanship at halter class, 62 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $18,345.80.

 

AMATEUR 2-YEAR-OLD GELDINGS – Frank Berris of Sparta, Michigan, showed his American Quarter Horse Boys N Toys. The 2010 sorrel gelding, sired by Mr Touchdown Kid and out of Forever Coolest, was bred by Rita Crundwell of Dixon, Illinois. In the amateur 2-year-old geldings class, 24 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $7,101.60.

 

AMATEUR 3-YEAR-OLD STALLIONS – Peter J. Cofrancesco III of Sparta, New Jersey, showed his homebred American Quarter Horse Inspirado. Inspirado is a 2009 bay stallion sired by De Renzo and out of MBJ Mini Obvious. In the amateur 3-year-old stallions, 8 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $2,367.20.

 

AMATEUR AGED STALLIONS – Greg Davis of Savannah, Tennessee, showed the American Quarter Horse Heza Stemwinder owned by Dr. Gigi Davis of Savannah, Tennessee. The 2007 chestnut stallion, sired by Ima Mr cool Skip and out of Rhyhmicals Gold, was bred by Laura Moseley of Florence, Alabama. In the amateur aged stallions, 3 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $887.70.

 

AMATEUR AGED GELDINGS – Vernon Habighorst of Phoenix, Arizona, showed his American Quarter Horse RPL My Te Cheerful. The 2004 bay gelding, sired by Hear The Cheers and out of My Te Telusive, was bred by Bobbie Arnold Atkinson of Henderson, Texas. In the amateur aged geldings class, 10 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $2,959.

 

AMATEUR AGED MARES – Josh Weakly of Shelbyville, Illinois, showed the American Quarter Horse Elusive Premonition. The 2008 bay mare, sired by Misters Premonition and out of An Elusive Miss, was bred by Laura Lehsten of Hygiene, Colorado. In the amateur aged mares, 21 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $6,213.90.

 

AMATEUR HUNTER UNDER SADDLE – Laurel Champlin of Gardnerville, Nevada, showed her American Quarter Horse Look N Hott. The 2007 bay gelding, sired by Hot N Blazing and out of Regal Marie, was bred by Susan Bernhard of Germantown, Wisconsin. In the amateur hunter under saddle class, 46 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $13,611.40.

 

AMATEUR HUNT SEAT EQUITATION - Ashley Beim of Becker, Minnesota, showed her American Quarter Horse PS Rusty Bay Doc. The 2001 bay gelding, sired by St Thermo Doc and out of Zippas Mirage, was bred by Peter Allen Schouweiler of Plainview, Minnesota.  In the amateur hunt seat equitation class, 46 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $13,611.40.

 

JUNIOR HUNTER HACK – AQHA Professional Horsewoman Kindel Ann Huffman of Norco, California, 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 junior hunter hack, 15 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $8,208.60.

Jessica Johnson of Pickerington, Ohio and AChanceof Blueskies, Senior Hunter Hack Champions. Photo Courtesy of The AQHA Journal

 

SENIOR HUNTER HACK - Jessica Johnson of Pickerington, Ohio, showed the American Quarter Horse A Chanceof Blueskies owned by Meghan O’Malley of Suffolk, Virginia. The 2002 buckskin mare, sired by Sky Blue Walker and out of One Day By Chance, was bred by Julie O’Brien of Southington, Ohio.  In the senior hunter hack, 26 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $14,228.24.

 

AMATEUR HUNTER HACK – Samantha Roper of Hobart, Indiana, showed the American Quarter Horse Art Of The Deal owned by Tim Roper of Hobart, Indiana. The 2003 brown gelding, sired by Artful Investment and out of Skamokawa, was bred by Charlie Cole and Jason Martin of Pilot Point, Texas. In the amateur hunter hack, 38 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $11,224.20.

 

AMATEUR WESTERN PLEASURE –  Darcy Reeve of Garden City, Kansas, showed the American Quarter Horse A Certain Vino owned by Lee Reeve of Garden City, Kansas. The 2003 brown gelding, sired by Certain Potential and out of Dotevita, was bred by Tim and Lou Petty of Ocala, Florida.  In the amateur western pleasure class, 41 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $12,131.91.

 

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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