The Rundown: News Roundup

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By Tara Christiansen
The American Quarter Horse Journal
May 25, 2011

Stake race competitor at the 2010 Ford Youth World

National qualifier numbers in the stake race at the 2011 Ford Youth World are up from the previous year. Journal photo.

Calling all Redbud Show Participants:

Dr. David McCarroll, Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association director and Redbud Spectacular show veterinarian, says that to protect the health of the horses participating in the Redbud Spectacular Quarter Horse Show, June 1- 12, in Oklahoma City, participants need to have their horses inspected by a veterinarian within 10 days of the show and have a health certificate completed and signed by an USDA accredited veterinarian.

The following information must be included for each horse:

  1. A current Coggin’s test within 12 months
  2. Horse's temperature
  3. The following statement: "This horse (or horses) did not attend the NCHA Western National Championship Show in Ogden, Utah, from April 30th to May 8th, 2011, nor has it (they) been in contact with any horse which did attend.”

Health certificates will be required for each horse attending the Redbud, including horses originating from within Oklahoma.

Ford Youth World National Qualifiers

The number of national qualifiers for the 2011 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show is up 1,477 to 1,512 from 2010 - 2011.

The following classes saw increases in Ford Youth World national qualifiers:

  • Team penning (93 to 121)
  • Ranch sorting (117 to 132)
  • Stakes race (17 to 28)
  • Breakaway roping (28 to 44)
  • Cutting (46 to 52)
  • Working cow horse (30 to 34)
  • Heading (40 to 43)
  • Heeling (38 to 43)
  • Horsemanship (48 to 56)
  • Showmanship (62 to 76)
  • Yearling geldings (4 to 11)
  • Performance halter mares (36 to 60)
  • 3-year-old mares (15 to 20)
  • Yearling mares (3 to 9)

National qualifiers in tie-down roping stayed relatively steady, as did those in barrel racing, pole bending, reining, western riding, western pleasure, hunter under saddle and hunt seat equitation.

World Show Judges Lists Are Posted

If you’ve been jumping up and down in anticipation of finding out who will judge the 2011 Adequan Select, Bank of America Amateur and the Fedex Open world championship shows, the wait is over!

Check out the following judges lists:


Who Whiz It, by Topsail Whiz and out of Blonde At The Bar by Hollywood Jac 86, was euthanized on Saturday, May 21, after complications following colic surgery.

The 1998 buckskin stallion had more than $67,700 in National Reining Horse Association earnings and his offspring have earned more than $185,800 in NRHA money.

Who Whiz It was bred and owned by Clint and Liz Haverty of Krum, Texas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Havertys as the reining world says goodbye to this great stallion. 

Texas Classic Cancellations

All cutting, team penning, sorting and roping classes were cancelled at the Texas Classic Working Western Series May 20-28.

“(These classes were cancelled) due to widespread exhibitor concern about the EHV-1 outbreak,” says Barbara Linke, executive director of the Texas Quarter Horse Association.

Reining classes held May 24-25 were not affected by the cancellations.

Keep checking  The Rundown for the latest AQHA show industry news. And, as always, good luck in the show pen!