AQHA Crowns Eleven World Champions on Seventh Day of Competition
On August 29, 11 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:
TRAIL – Catherine Keith of Abilene, Texas, showed her American Quarter Horse Rinskis Old Gold. The 1995 sorrel gelding, sired by Zippos Old Gold and out of Precious Rinski, was bred by Tom and Eleanor Tilton or Argyle, Texas.
TWO-YEAR-OLD STALLIONS – Janet Nelson of Cherokee, Iowa, showed her American Quarter Horse Heza Star Kidd. The 2011 palomino stallion, sired by PTMA Star Kid and out of BQH Play Pretty, was bred by Phyllis and Terry Bewley of Danville, Arkansas.
TWO-YEAR-OLD GELDINGS – Arnold Holliday of Mexico, New York, showed his American Quarter Horse Totally Unexpected. The 2011 sorrel gelding, sired by Mr Yella Fella and out of Shez So Beautiful, was bred by Lee Smith of Columbus, Ohio.
TWO-YEAR-OLD MARES – Wayne Bell of Burleson, Texas, showed his homebred American Quarter Horse Packaged In Pink. The 2011 sorrel mare is sired by The Package and out of Impressive Lady Teko.
SHOWMANSHIP – Anne Wilson of Dallas, Texas, showed her American Quarter Horse Visible Investment. The 2000 bay gelding, sired by Investment Asset and out of Visibly Royal, was bred by Donald Moothart of Fairfield, Iowa.
THREE-YEAR-OLD GELDINGS – Keitha Stutzman of Blissfield, Michigan, showed her American Quarter Horse Ugonnakissmeornot. The 2010 sorrel gelding, sired by Western Gunslinger and out of Im Dressed Phenomenal, was bred by Scott Johnson of Romulus, Michigan.
THREE-YEAR-OLD STALLIONS – Eldred Nehmelman of Green Valley, Illinois, showed his American Quarter Horse Sinatrafied. The 2010 bay stallion, sired by Mr Sinatra and out of Telulah, was bred by Charlie McCollum of Flora Vista, New Mexico.
TIE-DOWN – Carl Lege of Duson, Louisiana, showed his American Quarter Horse Codys Classic Lady. The 1996 red dun mare, sired by Mr Barbie Cody Jac and out of A Classic Lady, was bred by Eber Christopher of El Paso, Texas.
BREAKAWAY – Sid Miller of Stephenville, Texas, showed his homebred American Quarter Horse Big Quincy Dan in his world championship breakaway roping run. The 2006 red dun gelding is sired by Big As Brat and out of Madam Big.
HEADING – Lon Lemon of Gretna, Nebraska, showed his American Quarter Horse Ha Jackie The Gypsy. The 2006 sorrel mare, sired by Starlights Gypsy and out of Bar J Jackie, was bred by Akin Land and Cattle Co. LLC of Gainesville, Texas.
HEELING – David Seanor of Franktown, Colorado, showed his American Quarter Horse Jaxs Eyes Sparkle. The 2005 sorrel gelding, sired by Forget The Cash and out of Ms Jackie Dominate, was bred by Jimmy Daurio of Pueblo, Colorado.
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.