The Last Day of the AQHA World Championship Show Brings Thirteen World Champions

November 19th, 2012 8:16 AM | No Comments

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On November 17, thirteen AQHA members were named world champions at the 2012 FedEx Open American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City in the following class:

YEARLING MARES – Ross Roark of Monahans, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse My Te Cool Secret owned by John Lewis of Tallmadge, Ohio. The 2011 chestnut mare, sired by I Gotta Cool Secret and out of Positive Pearl, was bred by Jimmie Hardin of Aubrey, Texas. In the yearling mares class, 32 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $17,511.68.

TWO-YEAR-OLD GELDINGS – Roark showed the American Quarter Horse Boys N Toys owned by Vernon Habighorst of Phoenix, Arizona. The 2010 sorrel gelding, sired by Mr Touchdown Kid and out of Forever Coolest, was bred by Rita Crundwell of Dixon, Illinois. In the two-year-old geldings class, 21 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $11,492.04.

TWO-YEAR-OLD STALLIONS – Ted Turner Jr. of Aubrey, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Secrets Of A Legend owned by Filemon Accoltzi Nava of Mexico. The 2010 chestnut stallion, sired by I Gotta Cool Secret and out of RGD Cant Touch Me, was bred by Roger and Debbie Graham of Lebanon, Tennessee. In the two-year-old stallions class, 9 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $4,377.92.

THREE-YEAR-OLD GELDINGS – Gene Parker of Orrum, North Carolina, showed the American Quarter Horse Always A Kid owned by Melinda Clark of Albion, Illinois. The 2009 sorrel gelding, sired by Telaris and out of Heirs Your Clu Too, was bred by Anita Baker Powell of Smithfield, North Carolina. In the three-year-old geldings class, 20 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $10,944.80.

THREE-YEAR-OLD MARES – Luke Castle of Wayne, Oklahoma, showed the American Quarter Horse Exceptional Playgirl owned by Kevin McCary of Mansfield, Texas. The 2009 black mare, sired by The Exceptional One and out of Playgirls Lady, was bred by Chanci McKinnon of Rosenberg, Texas. In the three-year-old mares class, 22 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $12,039.28.

AGED STALLIONS – Castle showed the American quarter Horse JF Skip N Style owned by John and Dr. Joseph Fischer of Belleville, Kansas. The 2008 palomino stallion, sired by Kids Classic Style and out of Impressive Skipnsong, was bred by Dr. Fischer. In the aged stallions class, 5 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $2,736.20.

TWO-YEAR-OLD WESTERN PLEASURE – Jackie Starnes Jr. of Summerton, South Carolina, showed the American Quarter Horse VS Flatline owned by Glover Galyean Partnership of Bixby, Oklahoma. The 2010 bay roan stallion, sired by Lazy Loper and out of Vital Signs Are Good, was bred by Kristen Galyean of Claremore, Oklahoma. In the two-year-old western pleasure class, 46 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $55,073.04.

SENIOR TIE-DOWN ROPING – C. R. Bradley of Collinsville, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Drag And Fly owned by Penelope Knight of Hillsboro, Oregon. The 2002 bay stallion, sired by Bueno Chexinic and out of Sheza Dualin Jane, was bred by Theodore and Keri Eady of Sisters, Oregon. In the senior tie-down roping class, 44 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $35,078.56.

JUNIOR HEADING – J.D. Yates of Pueblo, Colorado, showed the American Quarter Horse Dancing With Heart owned by Dixon Flowers Quarter Horses of Nowata, Oklahoma. The 2007 red roan mare, sired by Boonlight Dancer and out of Hearts Of Cash, was bred by Twisted L Ranch of Greenville, Texas. In the junior heading class, 42 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $35,484.08.

JUNIOR HEELING – Clay Logan of Granbury, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Stylish Rocky owned by Dawn Civier of Acton, Onterio. The 2007 sorrel gelding, sired by High Stylish Oak and out of Mates Little Cokette, was bred by Darren Blanton of Dallas, Texas. In the junior heeling class, 55 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $45,848.20.

SENIOR WORKING COW HORSE – Corey Cushing of Scottsdale, Arizona, showed the American Quarter Horse Rising Starlight owned by Eric Dunn of Norwich, Kansas. The 2005 bay mare, sired by Little Bay Starlight and out of Peppys Hot Star, was bred by Casey Deary of Weatherford, Texas. In the senior working cow horse class, 51 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $40,659.24.

Congratulations Karen Hornick and A Certain Vino on winning Senior Western Pleasure! Photo courtesy of the AQHA Journal

SENIOR WESTERN PLEASURE – Karen Hornick of Jamestown, Ohio, 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 senior western pleasure class, 40 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $21,889.60.

JUNIOR WESTERN RIDING – Bruce Walquist of Cleburne, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse All But Sudden owned by the Huver Family Trust of Cannon Falls, Minnesota. The 2007 bay gelding, sired by RL Best Of Sudden and out of Fannie Mae Flash, was bred by Steve Martin of Brenham, Texas. In the junior western riding class, 39 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $21,342.36.

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.

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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