AQHA Crowns Five World Champions on Eleventh Day of Competition
The 2013 Bank of America Amateur and AQHA Open World Championship Show continues in Oklahoma City.
On November 18, five 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:
OPEN PERFORMANCE HALTER GELDINGS – Bob Kail of Scottsdale, Arizona, showed the American Quarter Horse Lets Shake Em Up owned by Betty Watt of Elbert, Colorado. The2008 bay gelding, sired by Innovation Only and out of Jr Fancy Can Zip, was bred by Sharon Willis of Louisburg, Missouri.
OPEN PERFORMANCE HALTER MARES – Ross Roark of Monahans, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Most Appealing Dream owned by Randy Alderson of Sharpsville, Indiana. The 2010 bay mare, sired by A Dream Remembered and out of Lil Bit Impulsive, was bred by Alderson.
OPEN PERFORMANCE HALTER STALLIONS – Roark also showed the American Quarter Horse Intersection owned by Dan Fox of Chino, California. The 2006 chestnut stallion, sired by Mr Elusive and out of A Honey OfA Page, was bred by Kathy Pettit of Sanger, California.
JUNIOR CUTTING – RL Chartier of Weatherford, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Fort Worth owned by breeder Lisa Bankston of Westworth Village, Texas. The 2008 sorrel mare is sired by Cats Merada and out of Fort Worth Skyline.
SENIOR CUTTING – James Payne of Marietta, Oklahoma, showed the American Quarter Horse Sarenadual owned by Kathleen Moore of Madill, Oklahoma. The 2006 bay mare, sired by Dual Pep ad out of Sarenalena, was bred by Glade Knight of Weatherford, 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, 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.