AQHA Crowns Eight World Champions on 14th Day of Competition
The 2013 Bank of America Amateur and AQHA Open World Championship Show continues in Oklahoma City.
On November 21, eight AQHA members were named world champions at the 2013 Bank of America Amateur and American Quarter Horse Association Open World Championship Show in Oklahoma City in the following classes:
WEANLING GELDINGS – Kathy Smallwood of Pilot Point, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Fearles Defiance owned by breeder John Tan of Dallas, Texas, and was shown by
Fearles Defiance, sired by Fearles and out of Lil Miss Fancy, is a 2013 sorrel gelding.
WEANLING FILLIES – Ross Roark of Monahans, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Flawles owned by Harold and Angela Ryan of Tomball, Texas. The 2013 sorrel filly, sired by My Intention and out of Imagine Me In First, was bred by Jim and Georgia Snow of Quinlan, Texas.
YEARLING COLTS – Roark also showed the American Quarter Horse Kayotic owned by Debby Brehm of Lincoln, Nebraska. The 2012 sorrel colt, sired by Fearles and out of My Sweet Innocence, was bred by Lonn and Kathy Smallwood of Pilot Point, Texas.
JUNIOR HUNTER UNDER SADDLE – Nancy Sue Ryan of Nocona, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Whenonlythebestwildo owned by Barry Falkenham of Italy Cross, Nova Scotia. The 2009 brown mare, sired by Coats N Tails and out of Fun Lovin Luke, was bred by John Narmont of Auburn, Illinois.
AGED MARES – Luke Castle of Wayne, Oklahoma, showed the American Quarter Horse Exceptional Playgirl owned by Frank Berris of Sparta, Michigan. The 2009 black mare, sired by The Exceptional One and out of Playgirls Lady, was bred by Chanci McKinnon of Rosenberg, Texas.
SENIOR PLEASURE DRIVING – Jerry Erickson of Sanger, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Un Forgettable owned by Laura Te Grotenhuis of Marshall, Illinois. The 2007 gray stallion, sired by Iron Enterprise and out of A Walk In The Sky, was bred by Nancy Swarm of Ocala, Florida.
SENIOR WESTERN RIDING – Charlie Cole of Pilot Point, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Ima Petite Classic owned by Lee Reeve of Garden City, Kansas. The 1999 black gelding, sired by Petite Lord and of Sheza Classy Kitty, was bred by Kramer/Davis of Bradenton, Florida.
RANCH PLEASURE – Mozaun McKibben of Whitesboro, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Show Biz Sug owned by M. McKibben and H. Zimmerman of Whitesboro. The 2005 sorrel stallion, sired by Show Biz Billy and out of Sugs Glitter, was bred by George Tidwell of Austin, Arkansas.
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 3,400 entries from the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Mexico and the United Kingdom are competing for 98 world championships and a purse of more than $2.4 million at this year’s event, November 8-23 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
For more news from the AQHA World Show, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.
Show and event sponsors include Adequan, B&W Trailer Hitches, Farnam, Ford, John Deere, Justin Boots, Markel Insurance, Merial, Montana Silversmiths, Nutrena, Professional’s Choice, SmartPak, WeatherBeeta, Wrangler, Zoetis, The American Quarter Horse Journal, Cripple Creek, Kiser Arena Specialists, Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, State Fair Park and Fore Wheeler Golf Cars.