November 14, 2010
By Larri Jo StarkeyThe American Quarter Horse Journal
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Goldseeker Bars by Orren Mixer
A few bits and pieces from the 2010 AQHA World Championship Show:
We’ve checked and confirmed through computer records: Carrie von Uhlit of Winters, California, is a winner in more than one way.
After a workoff in amateur reining November 10 with Samantha Griffin of Dewinton, Alberta, Carrie won with a score of 223.5.
According to Billy Smith, executive director of information technology for AQHA, Carrie’s score is the highest ever recorded by an amateur at the World Show.
Congratulations, Carrie. Great ride!
Rein in Cancer
During the November 13 World Show evening finals performance, representatives of Rein in Cancer sold bright pink flying discs for $5 each.
Audience members, many of them wearing pink apparel to support the cause, bought the discs and tossed them at a Ford truck in the middle of Jim Norick Coliseum, trying to win a hat from Shorty’s Caboy Hattery. On the announcer’s count of 3-2-1, the air was filled with pink flying discs sailing toward their target.
The fun game raised almost $2,000 for Rein in Cancer, which supports the Shirley Bowman Nutrition Clinic at the OU Cancer Clinic.
Thanks to the audience members who participated in this great cause.
Our condolences go out to Greg and Dr. Gigi Davis of Savannah, Tennessee, who lost their top-10 gelding Awestruck Image, in a trailer accident November 12. Thanks to all the AQHA family who immediately drove to assist at the scene of the accident on Interstate 44 near Southwest 29th.
The World Show Sale begins at 9 a.m. November 17 with a performance demonstration in Barn 3. A roping demonstration will follow the senior heeling prelims that same day in the Jim Norick Coliseum.
The sale starts at 9 a.m. November 18 in Barn 3 with working horses followed by pleasure horses and then halter horses.
At 9 a.m. November 19, three Orren Mixer paintings will be sold, followed by more pleasure horses and halter horses.
Sale catalogs are available in Barn 3. Reception
Do you know what AQHA does to support the political interests of the horse industry in Washington D.C.?
During the evening finals November 13, a PAC reception at the Built Ford Tough Club educated attendees on everything AQHA does in the political realm from the Q-Contact program to lobbying for horse legislation through the American Horse Council and protecting our horse owners’ interests.
“I could not be more pleased with the turnout,” said Tom Persechino, AQHA executive director of competition and breed integrity. “People learned what we do, and more than $3,500 was raised to support AQHA’s PAC.”
Find out more at AQHA’s public policy page.