by Larri Jo StarkeyThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Rita Crundwell of Dixon, Illinois, leads Pizzazzy Lady to her world championship. (Journal photo)
World champion Pizzazzy Lady returned to defend her amateur aged mares title November 5.
The 2010 champion in amateur and open was led by her owner, Rita Crundwell of Dixon, Illinois, to the 2011 amateur title, placing first under four of the five judges and second under the fifth.
“She’s just so much fun to show,” Rita says. “She’s a lady.”
Rita purchased the mare in 2009, and she was world champion in open aged mares that same year. “Pizzazzy” entered Rita’s broodmare band and has four 2011 foals, two by Execute, one by Mr Touchdown Kid and one by Acoolest.
“I have (a baby) that I’m going to show in weanlings (November 6) by Execute,” Rita says.
The mare didn’t spend much time at Rita’s farm this year.
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“She spent most of the time down at (veterinarian) Barry Woods' doing embryos, and Brock Allen and his wife kept her for me there, and then Ross picked her up right before (Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show),” Rita says.
AQHA Professional Horseman Ross Roark of Monahans, Texas, will show Pizzazzy Lady in open aged mares November 19 as she attempts to defend that title as well.