AQHA Crowns Five World Champions on Seventh Day of Competition

August 9th, 2013 11:00 AM | No Comments

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The Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show continues at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

On August 8, five AQHYA members were named a world champions at the 2013 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship in Oklahoma City in the following classes:

WESTERN PLEASURE – Hillary Roberts of Edmond, Oklahoma, showed the American Quarter Horse Whatscookngoodlookin who is owned by Capital Quarter Horses LLC of Edmond, Oklahoma. The 2008 bay mare, sired by A Good Machine and out of A Cooki For Certain, was bred by E-Z Farms Inc. of Marysville, Ohio.

HUNTER UNDER SADDLE – Katerina Mendel of Ann Arbor, Michigan, showed her American Quarter Horse Willys On The Green. The 2008 brown gelding, sired by Willy Be Invited and out of Dance The Green, was bred by Fritz Leeman of Massillon, Ohio.

HUNT SEAT EQUITATION – Paige Stopperich of Venetia, Pennsylvania, showed the American Quarter Horse Cowboys R Hot. The 2007 chestnut gelding, sired by Hot N Blazing and out of Jessie’s Quick, was bred by Courtney Chappell of Purcell, Oklahoma.

RANCH PLEASURE – Shelby Reine of La Place, Louisiana, showed her American Quarter Horse Topsail Oak. The 2004 sorrel gelding, sired by Topsail Whiz and out of Chic Dot Com, was bred by Manntana LLC of Bigfork, Montana.

REINING – James Michael Glenn Phillips of Hartshorne, Oklahoma, showed his American Quarter Horse Shining Shoes. The 1995 bay gelding, sired by Shining Spark and out of Miss War Doc, was bred by Carol Rose of Gainesville, 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, world champion patch, neck wreath and gold medallion.

The Ford Youth World is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse exhibitors ages 18 and under 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 2,300 entries from the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Venezuela are competing for 35 world championships at this year’s event, August 2-10 in Oklahoma City.

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Built Ford Tough is proud to be the title sponsor of the Ford Youth World. Other show sponsors include Bank of America, B&W Trailer Hitches, Justin Boots, Professional’s Choice, Markel, SmartPak, Montana Silversmiths, WeatherBeeta, John Deere, Nutrena and Wrangler.

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