Adequan Select World Championship Show Update
The Adequan Select World Championship Show continues through August 31 in Amarillo.
Select exhibitors from across the globe gather in Amarillo this week for the 2013 Adequan Select World Championship Show to compete for cash and prizes in 44 events. The American Quarter Horse Journal is on the scene, providing complete coverage. You can also watch the event live via the Zoetis webcam.
Here’s a look at one of our newly crowned Select world champions, Kim Laser, who won Select boxing with her American Quarter Horse Little Bunny Fou Fou:
Kimberly Laser braves a torn ACL to win her first world championship aboard Little Bunny Fou Fou.
Kimberly Laser of Huntsville, Alabama, needed a little help getting out of the saddle after earning her first world championship on August 25 at the Select World.
The 55-year-old had just bested 14 other finalists in the Select boxing class with a hefty brace on her leg.
She wasn’t going to let a torn ACL stop her from doing her best in the show pen with her 7-year-old bay mare Little Bunny Fou Fou by Meradas Money Talks and out of Lucky Baylite.
When she’s not riding, Kim plays professional doubles tennis. It was during a match in April that she suffered her ACL injury. Kim and “Bunny” were qualified for the Select World in boxing, so Kim’s trainer and brother-in-law AQHA Professional Horseman Brad Lund kept Bunny fit and ready while Kim recovered.
Despite the challenges she faced to get here, including limited practice time, Kim and Bunny clicked August 25 for the top score of 436.5 and Kim’s first world championship.
“She’s just an awesome mare,” Kim said. ”She really takes good care of me out there. I couldn’t ask for anything better. She’s so good on the cow. She’s so honest, and she really looks out for me.”
More show news…
On August 27, three AQHA members were named world champions at the American Quarter Horse Association’s 2013 Adequan Select World Championship Show in Amarillo in the following classes:
AGED MARES – Beverly Sharp of Quinlan, Texas, showed her homebred American Quarter Horse Glamorousacquisition. The 2009 sorrel mare is sired by Acquisitions and out of PJ Prophetic Glamour.
AGED GELDINGS – Vicki Shawver of Olney, Illinois, showed her American Quarter Horse Intoxikating. The 2006 sorrel gelding, sired by A Phenomenal Clue and out of My Image Is Obvious, was bred by Randy Wilson of Ball Ground, Georgia.
AGED STALLIONS – Robert Kieschnick of Vernon, Texas, showed his American Quarter Horse Mister Awesome. The 2009 chestnut stallion, sired by Color Me A Mister and out of Red Hot N Awesome, was bred by Aubrey and Donna Bohannon of Iowa Park, Texas.
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, product from Tex Tan or WeatherBeeta, neck wreath, a medallion and 100 pounds of Nutrena feed.
The Adequan Select World is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse exhibitors ages 50 and over from 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 1,280 entries from the United States and Canada are competing for 44 world championships at this year’s event, August 23-31 at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo.
For more news from the Adequan Select World, visit www.aqha.com/selectworld.
Adequan is proud to be the title sponsor for the Adequan Select World. Other show sponsors include Bank of America, B&W Trailer Hitches, Farnam, John Deere, Markel, Merial, Montana Silversmiths, Nutrena, SmartPak and WeatherBeeta. The event sponsors are Cripple Creek, The American Quarter Horse Journal, Coors, Cavender’s Boot City, Kiser Arena Specialists, Zoetis, Pendleton Whisky and the Amarillo Convention & Visitors Council.