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World Show Coverage

The January American Quarter Horse Journal features extensive 2012 AQHA World Championship Show coverage.

The American Quarter Horse Journal
January 8, 2013

Ima Petite Classic and Darcy Reeve

A world championship is the golden goal in every exhibitor’s eye – but they’ll all tell you, the real gold is the chance to come and prove yourself and your horse among the best of the best. (Journal photo)

The AQHA World Championship Show is not to be taken lightly. All year, owners, trainers and exhibitors sweat and labor just for the chance to be invited to the crown jewel of Quarter Horse competition. But it starts even before then – for most, a run for the AQHA World Show is years in the making.

The staff at The American Quarter Horse Journal knows just know hard you work from Day 1 of qualifying, to the day you receive your invitation to Oklahoma  City and right up until you walk through the Gateway of Champions.

A world championship is the golden goal in every exhibitor’s eye – but they’ll all tell you, the real gold is the chance to come and prove yourself and your horse among the best of the best. That’s why we packed 52 pages of World Show coverage into the January Journal. The way we see it, there’s a great story behind everyone who qualifies for the AQHA World Championship Show and makes the decision to show up and compete.

Here’s what we offer to you, the Journal reader, in our January issue:

  • Star Light, Star Bright (Page 86) – Rising Starlight shines as the 2012 Farnam Superhorse.
  • It Was a Pleasure (Page 110) – The judges analyze the open ranch pleasure finals pattern from the 2012 AQHA World Show.
  • Personal Golds (Page 174) – AQHA World Show success stories aren’t always about gold trophies.
  • Huntfield Derby (Page 176) – AQHA Professional Horseman Linda Crothers and Rodger Call’s Go Big Sky win the first Huntfield AQHA Derby finals.
  • A Long-Term Vision (Page 177) – After a decade together, Becky King and Vision Of Art take home the Farnam All-Around Amateur award.
  • Southern Belle (Page 178) – Don’t miss the results from the Southern Belle Breeders program classes, which ran concurrently with the appropriate World Show class. 
  • AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge (Page 179) – Texas A&M University’s Carey Nowacek rides off with the inaugural collegiate title.
  • Notable Achievements (Page 180) – Just to name a few, Drag And Fly, Ross Roark and Vital Signs Are Good make even bigger names for themselves at the 2012 AQHA World Show.
  • AQHA World Show Sale (Page 184) – Yearling stallion Rojo Solo Cup tops the AQHA World Championship Show Sale at $81,000.
  • It’s In the Genes (Page 190) – The best kind of salute to the late MH Supremo is a win in the inaugural World Conformation Horse Association Get-of-Sire class.
  • WCHA World Show Wrap-Up (Page 196) – Check out photos from the WCHA World Show Wrap-Up party.
  • All Through the Night (Page 200) – Follow along as AQHA steward Orin Barnes works the graveyard shift handling animal welfare and overseeing midnight schooling at the AQHA World Show.

We understand your passion for the American Quarter Horse represents a serious investment. That’s why the Journal focuses each month on the issues that matter most, including training, breeding, health, racing, show activities and sale calendars.

Visit www.aqha.com/journal to subscribe or call (800) 291-7323 to order the special World Show issue.