Eight World Champions Crowned on Day Fourteen of AQHA World Championship Show
WEANLING GELDINGS – Tim Finkenbinder of Collinsville, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Kid Rockster owned by Dr. Steven Osborne of Decatur, Alabama. The 2012 chestnut gelding, sired by Rockster and out of Creation Of Kid, was bred by Stephen Farley of Sunbury, Ohio. In the weanling geldings class, 21 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $14,642.04.
WEANLING MARES – Luke Castle of Wayne, Oklahoma, showed the American Quarter Horse Love Storry. The 2012 sorrel mare, sired by Sirprizerized and out of Kiddins Cool Chablis, was bred by owner Kevin McCary of Mansfield, Texas. In the weanling mares class, 41 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $28,586.84.
YEARLING STALLIONS – Buddy Laney of Cherryville, North Carolina, showed the American Quarter Horse Secret Gunfighter. The 2011 chestnut stallion, sired by Western Gunslinger and out of Top Secretina, was bred by owner Donna King of Crescent City, Florida. In the yearling stallions class, 23 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $12,586.52.
JUNIOR HUNTER UNDER SADDLE – Stacy Lane Huls of Phoenix, Arizona, showed the American Quarter Horse Beautiful Maiden owned by Alexandra Chavez of Paradise Valley, Arizona. The 2008 bay mare, sired by Allocate Your Assets and out of Maid For Luke, was bred by Nancy Sue Ryan of Nocona, Texas. In the junior hunter under saddle class, 31 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $16,964.44.
AGED MARES – Luke Castle of Wayne, Oklahoma, showed the American Quarter Horse Coolestshowgirlntown owned by Kevin McCary of Mansfield, Texas. The 2006 bay mare, sired by Playgirls Reflection and out of River City Showgirl, was bred by Luther and Cody Copeland of Morgan Mill, Texas. In the aged mares class, 24 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $13,133.76.
SENIOR PLEASURE DRIVING – Melissa Dukes of Weatherford, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Skys Moon Pie owned by Kathy Hunt of Clovis, California. The 2005 gray mare, sired by Skys Blue Boy and out of Miss Fager’s Tune 95, was bred by John Zuidema Jr. of Alachua, Florida. In the senior pleasure driving finals, 12 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $6,566.88.
SENIOR WESTERN RIDING – Jason Martin of Pilot Point, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Vital Signs Are Good owned by Joe and Karen Moran of Laguna Hills, California. The 2000 red roan mare, sired by Zippos Mr Good Bar and out of Vitalism, was bred by Kristen Rinkenberger of Morton, Illinois. In the senior western riding, 37 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $20,247.88.
JUNIOR WESTERN PLEASURE – Adam Wainscott of Aubrey, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Huntin Big Dreams owned by P B/Trust/Bilek Family TT 3/8/07. The 2007 gray gelding, sired by Huntin For Chocolate and out of Ima Bodacious Dream, was bred by Charles and Jeannie Pircher LLC of Rio Medina, Texas. In the junior western pleasure class, 47 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $25,720.28.
JUNIOR WORKING COW HORSE – Matt Koch of Arthur, Nebraska, showed the American Quarter Horse SDP Blue Blood. The 2008 red roan stallion, sired by Laredo Blue and out of SDP I Got Good Genes, was owned by K&H Performance Horses of Arthur, Nebraska, and was bred by Shane Plummer of Fort Worth, Texas. In the junior working cow horse class, 53 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $42,253.72.
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.