AQHA Crowns thirteen World Champions on Sixth Day of Competition

November 14th, 2013 12:28 PM | No Comments

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

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Congratulations to Senior Hunter Hack Champion Naturally Broke with Lainie DeBoer! Photo courtesy of AQHA Journal

On November 13, thirteen 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:

AMATEUR SHOWMANSHIP AT HALTER – Shannon Brown of Cameron Park, California, showed her American Quarter Horse Huntin A Gal. The 2005 sorrel gelding, sired by Huntin For Chocolate and out of Barpassers Gal, was bred by Stanley and Susan Scott LLC of Ocala, Florida.

AMATEUR YEARLING FILLIES – Gerri Leigh Pratt of Winston Salem, North Carolina, showed her homebred American Quarter Horse Secretz Galore. Secretz Galore is a 2012 chestnut mare sired by Secretz and out of Kids Keeping Cool.

AMATEUR TWO-YEAR-OLD GELDINGS – Kyle Railey of Cragford, Alabama, showed his American Quarter Horse Sacreds Desperaddi. The 2011 sorrel gelding, sired by Desperaddi and out of Sacred, was bred by Frieda Rogers Roen of Knights Ferry, California.

AMATEUR THREE-YEAR-OLD COLTS – Shelby Tibbitts of Stephenville, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Entrepreneurs Touch a 2010 sorrel stallion owned by Donnie and Gayla Tibbitts of Brookesmith, Texas. Entrepreneurs Touch, sired by Self Employed and out of Ladys Magic Touch, was bred by Circle Star Land & Cattle Co. of Pontotoc, Texas.

AMATEUR AGED STALLIONS – Scott Carroll of Dunn, North Carolina, showed his American Quarter Horse Dirty Dollars. The 2007 sorrel stallion, sired by Kids Classic Style and out of LT Playgirls Dollar, was bred by Tiara Development II Inc. of Manalapan, New Jersey.

AMATEUR AGED GELDINGS – Vernon Habighorst of Phoenix, Arizona, showed his American Quarter Horse RPL My Te Cheerful. The 2004 bay gelding, sired by Hear The Cheers and out of My Te Telusive, was bred Bobbie Arnold Atkinson of Henderson, Texas.

AMETAUR MARES – Josh Weakly of Shelbyville, Illinois, showed his American Quarter Horse Elusive Premonition. The 2008 bay mare, sired by Misters Premonition and out of An Elusive Miss, was bred by Laura Lehsten of Hygiene, Colorado.

AMATEUR HUNTER UNDER SADDLE – Courtney Suzanne Ryan of Whitesboro, Texas, showed her American Quarter Horse Allocate In Blue. The 2010 gray gelding, sired by Allocate Your Assets and out of Exotic And Blue, was bred by Wayne and Barbara Liska of Grants Pass, Oregon.

AMATEUR HUNT SEAT EQUITATION – Ashley Beim of Becker, Minnesota, showed her American Quarter Horse PS Rusty Bay Doc. The 2001 bay gelding, sired by ST Thermo Doc and out of Zippas Mirage, was bred by Peter Allen Schouweiler of Plainview, Montana.

SENIOR HUNTER HACK – Naturally Broke is owned by Abbie Ann Skelton of Stanford, Montana, and was shown by Lainie DeBoer of Saint Paul, Minnesota. The 2002 brown gelding, sired by Natural Iron and out of Go For Broke, was bred by William Bormes of Castle Rock, Colorado.

JUNIOR HUNTER HACK – Regal Tequila is owned by Frederick Bucholz of Waterloo, Nebraska, and was shown by Lainie DeBoer of Saint Paul, Minnesota. The 2008 brown gelding, sired by Regal Lark and out of Tejano Gal, was bred by Joan Cain of Vero Beach, Florida.

AMATEUR HUNTER HACK – Meghan O’Malley of Suffolk, Virginia, showed her American Quarter Horse A Chanceof Blueskies. The 2002 buckskin mare, sired by Sky Blue Walker and out of One Day By Chance, was bred by Julie O’Brien of Southington, Ohio.

AMATEUR WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP – Stephanie Richardson of Wilsonville, Oregon, showed her homebred American Quarter Horse Kickin Axe In Levis. The 2007 chestnut gelding is sired by Sudden Inclination and out of Lazy Levis.

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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