AQHA Crowns Four World Champions on Second Day of Competition
The 2013 Bank of America Amateur and AQHA Open World Championship Show returns to Oklahoma City.
On November 9, four 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:
JUNIOR POLE BENDING – Brian Foushee of Brandenburg, Kentucky, showed the American Quarter Horse Sizzlin Redneck owned by Jeff Michael of Mannington, West Virginia. The 2009 sorrel gelding, sired by Redneck Jet and out of Bustin Out Rubys, was bred by Dennis G. Barr of Guston, Kentucky.
SENIOR POLE BENDING – Brock Dugle Bawl of Jasper, Indiana, showed the American Quarter Horse A Real Over Achiever owned by Kathy Bawel of Jasper, Indiana. The 2005 brown gelding, sired by Undertaker Billy and out of Dating Queen, was bred by Mark Houk of Horse Branch, Kentucky.
JUNIOR BARREL RACING – Peter Oen of Ardmore, Oklahoma, showed the American Quarter Horse Strait Dallas Fuel owned by Lynn Cicman of Mount Pleasant, Texas. The 2008 gray stallion, sired by Dallas Fuel and out of Strait Three Eight, was bred by C G Mason of Ardmore, Oklahoma.
SENIOR BARREL RACING – Chad Crider of Huntingdon, Tennessee, showed the American Quarter Horse Bars Sweet Legacy owned by Johnna Dobbs of Jonesboro, Arkansas. The 2000 bay mare, sired by Rare Bar and out of Sheeza Cash Lady, was bred by Colorado Boys Ranch Foundation of La Junita, 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, 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.