AQHA Crowns Two World Champions on Twelfth Day of Competition
The 2013 Bank of America Amateur and AQHA Open World Championship Show continues in Oklahoma City.
On November 19, two 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 TRAIL – Bruce Vickery of Sanger, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Zipschocolateimpulse owned by Lee Reeve of Garden City, Kansas. The 2008 sorrel gelding, sired by Zips Chocolate Chip and out of Impulsed by Gold, was bred by Dr. Joni Hegel of Scottsdale, Arizona.
SENIOR TRAIL – Ryan Cottingim of New Albany, Indiana, showed the American Quarter Horse MWS Sevens Are Hot owned by Sue Sancken of Grayslake, Illinois. The 2003 gray mare, sired by Hot N Blazing and out of MWS Zipped In Chock, was bred by Mike and Sandy Walker of Pendleton, Indiana.
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.