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Oklahomans Among 22 Crowned as World Champions at the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:44:33 CST

Oklahomans Among 22 Crowned as World Champions at the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Three Oklahoma contestants participating in the American Quarter Horse Association World Championships, were recognized for their performance this week, taking some well-deserved titles home with them.



Allen Hartness of Locust Grove, Oklahoma, captured the world championship title in amateur breakaway roping. Hartness showed the American Quarter Horse Heartbrace owned by Katie Browning of Locust Grove, Oklahoma. The 2005 bay roan gelding, sired by Bobs San Lena and out of Uno Miss Priss, was bred by J.L. Quarter Horses of Earlsboro, Oklahoma. In the amateur breakaway roping class, 34 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $6,944.13.



Kathryn Lyn Garen of Fletcher, Oklahoma, captured the world championship title in amateur barrels. Garen showed her American Quarter Horse Isaws A Mark. The 2009 palomino gelding, sired by PC Frenchmans Mark and out of Isaws Princess Lori, was bred by John and Cindy Baltezore of Beresford, South Dakota. In the amateur barrels class, 48 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $9,803.47.



Jordan Lesh of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Jared Lesh of Whitesboro, Texas, captured the world championship title in ranch sorting. Lesh showed his American Quarter Horse Mr Jazz Cat Bar. The 2004 sorrel gelding, sired by Mr Jay Bar Cat and out of Miss Sassy Jazz, was bred by Russell Allen Harrison of Wichita Falls, Texas. Lesh showed his American Quarter Horse My Genuine Cat. The 2009 chestnut mare, sired by High Brow Cat and out of A Genuine Playgun, was bred by Jerry Yelverton of Russellville, Arkansas. In the ranch sorting class, 120 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $46,389.84.



Lesh also, along with Terry Brooks of Blanchard, Oklahoma, captured the world championship title in amateur ranch sorting. Lesh showed his American Quarter Horse Thiscatsapeach. The 2010 sorrel mare, sired by WR This Cats Smart and out of Dual Peaches N Cream, was bred by Kenneth and Elyse Waters of Scottsdale, Arizona. Brooks showed his American Quarter Horse The Reyl Thing. The 2006 bay gelding, sired by Dual Rey and out of Hickorys Badgerina, was bred by Dan Churchill of Moline, Illinois. In the amateur ranch sorting class, 114 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $35,253.25.



The Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship 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 4,920 entries from the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa and the United Kingdom are competing for 99 world championships and 83 Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) Level 2 championship titles at this year’s event, November 3-19 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.



Many other titles were awarded to participants from around the world as well.



Steve Ferguson of Tyler, Texas, captured the world championship title in weanling geldings. Ferguson showed the American Quarter Horse Heza Alluring Agent owned and bred by Kim Anding of Mansfield, Texas. The 2016 sorrel gelding was sired by Heza Secret Agent and out of Beautiful Beautiful. In the weanling geldings class, 11 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $5,407.40.



Tim Finkenbinder of Collinsville, Texas, captured the world championship title in yearling geldings. Finkenbinder showed the American Quarter Horse Grandiso owned and bred by Susan and Phillip Drawdy of Fort Pierce, Florida. The 2015 sorrel gelding was sired by RH MR Imprint and out of Execute Pretty. In the yearling geldings class, 14 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $5,412.15.



Ross Roark of Andrews, Texas, captured the world championship title in two-year-old mares. Roark showed the American Quarter Horse Bee Jeweled owned by Frank Berris of Sparta, Michigan. The 2014 bay mare, sired by My Intention and out of My Secret Jewell, was bred by Jeffrey and Joy Stehney of De Soto, Kansas. In the two-year-old mares class, 22 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $8,504.80.



Kerry Winter of Davidsonville, Maryland, captured the world championship title in three-year-old mares. Winter showed the American Quarter Horse Shez Telling Me owned by Kristin Smith of Clarskville, Pennsylvania. The 2013 sorrel mare, sired by Telling and out of Shez Kiddin Me, was bred by Don and Doreen Mackenzie of Duglad, Manitoba, Canada. In the three-year-old mares class, 17 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $6,571.89.



Ross Roark of Andrews, Texas, captured the world championship title in three-year-old geldings. Roark showed the American Quarter Horse Coolsified Secret owned by Jovanna Edge of Monroe, Washington. The 2013 sorrel gelding, sired by Kid Coolsified and out of Milans Pretty Secret, was bred by S.D. Trahan and C. Tucker of Dallas, Texas. In the three-year-old geldings class, 8 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $3,092.66.



Courtney Suzanne Brockmueller of Whitesboro, Texas, captured the world championship title in amateur hunter under saddle. Brockmueller showed the American Quarter Horse Boys Move Over owned by Nancy-Sue Ryan of Nocona, Texas. The 2011 black mare, sired by Skys Blue Boy and out of Lil Bit A Art, was bred by Jeff and Melissa Clark of Cumberland, Wisconsin. In the amateur hunter under saddle class, 37 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $7,556.84.



Lauren Love of Pilot Point, Texas, captured the world championship title in amateur horsemanship. Love showed her American Quarter Horse Wearin Only Moonlite. The 2011 bay gelding, sired by Only In The Moonlite and out of LDR Look My Way, was bred by Darol and Karen Rodrock of Overland Park, Kansas. In the amateur horsemanship class, 56 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $11,437.38.



Sammie Parsley of Austin, Kentucky, captured the world championship title in amateur tie-down roping. Parsley showed his American Quarter Horse Oak N Dixie. The 2006 sorrel gelding, sired by Son Of Oak and out of Play Some Dixie, was bred by Ricky Thaggard of Madden, Mississippi. In the amateur tie-down roping class, 36 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $7,352.60.



Clint Spiva of Wildorado, Texas, captured the world championship title in amateur heading. Spiva showed the American Quarter Horse Nats Reckless Cowboy owned by Bar S Quarter Horses of Wildorado, Texas. The 2003 buckskin gelding, sired by Doc reckless and out of Poverty Cash, was bred by Marty Daniel of Colorado City, Texas. In the amateur heading class, 38 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $7,761.08.



Lincoln Figueiredo of Brazil, captured the world championship title in amateur heeling. Figueiredo showed his American Quarter Horse Weavers Playgem. The 2009 bay mare, sired by Gems And Starlight and out of Budhas Playgun, was bred by Stan and Nancy Weaver of Big Sandy, Montana. In the amateur heeling class, 45 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of 9,190.76.



Ross Roark of Andrews, Texas, captured the world championship titles in aged mares and two-year-old stallions. Roark showed the American Quarter Horse Alluring Intention owned by Steve and Kathy Headley of Bloomington, Indiana. The 2012 sorrel mare, sired by My Intention and out of The Coolsified Girl, was bred by Jerry and Gwen Vawter of Aubrey, Texas. In the aged mares class, 13 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $5,025.57.



Roark showed the American Quarter Horse I Am Relentless owned by Lea Ann Koch of Oswego, Illinois. The 2014 chestnut stallion, sired by Siprizerized and out of Best To Be Me, was bred by Vernon Habighorst of Phoenix, Arizona. In the two-year-old stallions class, 11 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $4,252.40.



Ted Turner Jr. of Whitesboro, Texas, captured the world championship titles in weanling colts and weanling fillies. Turner showed the American Quarter Horse BPF Bud Lite owned by Tammy Raak of New Prague, Minnesota. The 2016 bay stallion, sired by Telasecret and out of Kitty Lite, was bred by Steve Robinson of Aubrey, Texas. In the weanling colts class, 14 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $6,882.15.



Turner showed the American Quarter Horse Inexces owned by Thomas and Mimsi Coon of Pilot Point, Texas. The 2016 sorrel mare, sired by My Intention and out of Beyond Beautiful, was bred by Kelvin Manning of Uvalda, Georgia. In the weanling fillies class, 21 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $10,323.22.



Tim Finkenbinder of Collinsville, Texas, captured the world championship title in yearling colts. Finkenbinder showed the American Quarter Horse Best Kept Secrete owned by Bob Eurez of Pataskala, Ohio. The 2015 chestnut stallion, sired by Heza Secret Agent and out of Hush Don’t Tell, was bred by Steve and Kathy Headley of Bloomington, Indiana. In the yearling colts class, 12 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $4,638.98.



Jennifer Driver of Garden City, Texas, captured the world championship title in amateur poles. Driver showed the American Quarter Horse May B Noble owned by Driver Land and Cattle Company of Garden City, Texas. The 2003 sorrel mare, sired by May B Doc and out of Noble Playgirl TB, was bred by Doug Crabtree of Springfield, Ohio. In the amateur poles class, 32 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $6,535.65.



Landon Keith of Austinville, Virginia, Dustin Johnson of McCool, Mississippi, and Tommy Buckner of Bastrop, Texas, captured the world championship title in team penning. Keith showed the American Quarter Horse Purdy In Red owned by Larry and Tammy Keith of Austinville, Virginia. The 2009 sorrel mare, sired by Cats Red Feather and out of Purdy Aristocrat, was bred by Jack and Susan Waggoner of Decatur, Texas. Johnson showed his American Quarter Horse Smart Lookin Lucy. The 2007 sorrel gelding, sired by WR This Cats Smart and out of Salute This, was bred by John McLaren of McGregor, Texas. Buckner showed his American Quarter Horse GQ Smooth. The 2006 sorrel gelding, sired by Smooth As A Cat and out of Just Scarlet, was bred by Tommy Manion Inc. of Aubrey, Texas. In the team penning class, 102 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $39,431.36.



Carrie Dean of Brandon, Mississippi, Sonya Buckner of Bastrop, Texas, and Niki Saggione of New Boston, Texas, captured the world championship titles in amateur team penning. Dean showed her American Quarter Horse Uno Sheza Cat. The 2010 chestnut mare, sired by WR This Cats Smart and out of Miss Badger Uno, was bred by Billy and Rosemary Atwood of Waetherford, Texas. Buckner showed the American Quarter Horse Dualalilshucknjive owned by Tommy Buckner of Bastrop, Texas. The 2009 sorrel gelding, sired by Dual Pep and out of A Royal Quick Cat, was bred by JEB Partnership of Hickory Plains, Arkansas. Saggione showed her American Quarter Horse Smartys Lil Boy. The 2003 sorrel gelding, sired by Smart Lil Scoot and out of Real Patty Freckles, was bred by S&S Farms of Oil City, Louisiana. In the amateur team penning class, 111 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $34,325.53.



For more news from the Lucas Oil World, visit aqha.com/worldshow.



Source - AQHA





   

 

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