2011 Select World
by Samantha EckertThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Jerry Robinson of Bellefontaine, Ohio, purchased his sorrel gelding in June with the goal of bringing him to the 2011 Adequan Select World Championship Show.
“It’s a pretty unique little story. My wife and I bought him in June of this year on our 45th wedding anniversary. That’s why is his name is Supremo Forty Five,” Jerry said.
“It’s a wonderful experience,” Jerry said about taking the title as the 2011 Select World Champion in weanling halter gelding September 2.
Jerry bought and sold his first American Quarter Horse filly when he was just 12. He moved up through the ranks of 4-H to open shows and then to Quarter Horse shows.
Jerry found “Supremo” the day after he was foaled and returned to see him every month until he purchased him.
“And brought him here today,” Jerry added.
“I’ve got a half brother out of the Supremo horse that I just put the Superior on this year. And we’ve got him at this show to go in aged gelding,” Jerry said. “I’m pretty high on the Supremo horses.”
“I train out of home by myself,” Jerry said.
Jerry usually only goes to shows that are close to home, making it a little harder to qualify for the Adequan Select World.
“We’ll probably end up at the (All-American Quarter Horse) Congress with him,” he said. “Congress is about 50 miles southwest of us, so it is pretty convenient to go to the horse show.
Jerry also volunteers at Discovery Riders in Logan County, Ohio, a riding center for children and adults with special needs.
“I thank God,” Jerry said of winning his first world championship.
Buy class videos on DVDs or as digital downloads from Equine Promotion. You can buy individual runs and complete preliminary and finals classes. Pricing information is available at aqha.com/selectworld and at Equine Promotion’s booth on the Amarillo National Center Concourse. This year’s webcast sponsored by Zoetis is free – simply go to aqha.com/selectworld.
Jerry L Robinson takes the 2011 Adequan Select World Champion title in weanling geldings with Supremo Forty Five