AQHA Crowns Seven World Champions on Fourth Day of Competition

November 13th, 2013 7:35 AM | No Comments

The 2013 Bank of America Amateur and AQHA Open World Championship Show continues in Oklahoma City.

Photo courtesy of AQHA Journal

Photo courtesy of AQHA Journal

On November 11, seven 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:

TRAIL – Peyton Bivins of Amarillo, showed her American Quarter Horse Dress In Gold. The 2001 sorrel gelding, sired by Dress Western and out of Romancing The Gold, was bred by Molly Precourt of Vail, Colorado

AMATEUR PERFORMANCE HALTER STALLIONS – Dan Fox of Chino, California, showed his American Quarter Horse Intersection. The 2006 chestnut stallion, sired by Mr Elusive and out of A Honey Of A Page, was bred by Kathy Pettit of Sanger, California.

AMATEUR PERFORMANCE HALTER GELDINGS – Whitney Walquist-Vicars of Cleburne, Texas, Showed her homebred American Quarter Horse Southwestern Gunman a 2006 bay gelding. Southwestern Gunman is sired by Dress Western and out of Ms Southern Border.

AMATEUR PERFORMANCE HALTER MARES – Katie Fox of Chino Hills, California, showed the American Quarter Horse A Classic Edition owned by Dan Fox of Chino Hills. The 2004 buckskin mare, sired by Kids Classic Style and out of Cooleah, was bred by Michael and Sandra Ellis of Neenah, Wisconsin.

AMATEUR POLE BENDING – Trent Tobin showed his homebred American Quarter Horse TT Redneck Roulette. The 2009 bay mare is sired by Redneck Jet and out of Lead Her On.

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Congratulations Janann! Photo courtesy of AQHA Journal

AMATEUR STAKE RACE – Janann George Harmon of Danville, Arkansas, showed the American Quarter Horse CG Poco Zan Chick. The 1996 sorrel gelding, sired by Royal Poco Zan and out of Tejona Banty, was bred by L Compton George DDS of Danville, Arkansas.

AMATEUR BARREL RACING – Jennifer Marie Arnold of Smyrna, Tennessee, showed her American Quarter Horse, Paris Firewater. The 2003 palomino mare, sired by Fire Water Flit and out of Joanetta Doc, was bred by Lorye Shea Wells of Lone Grove, Oklahoma.

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.

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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.

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