by Jody ReynoldsThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Coming fresh off of her amateur world championship win a couple hours earlier with weanling mare Enstyle, Dr. Gigi Wood Davis had an exciting 3-year-old geldings finals class leading sorrel gelding Amazin Secret.
During the five judges’ line ups, Gigi was called for first place twice, then competitor Johnna Dobbs and Jbees Private Jet were called for first twice. Gigi’s fate came down to the fifth judge.
“I can’t keep up out there because I’m so busy getting my horse set up that I can’t tell what everybody else is getting,” Gigi confessed. “I knew when I beat [Johnna] under the last judge that I was probably going to be OK.”
Her prediction was right. Gigi and “Shorty” earned third under the final judge and ultimately took the three-year-old geldings world championship, besting a class of 17.
Shorty is by The Top Secret and out of Perpetual Secret by Enlightened and is owned by Gigi’s husband, Greg Davis of Savannah, Tennessee.
“We bought him this year and started showing him in May,” Gigi said. “We qualified the very first weekend we went and we haven’t shown him any more. He’s been wonderful.”
Shorty’s world championship marks his biggest accomplishment.
“He really hasn’t been shown that much until this year,” she said.
Shorty will return next week in the open 3-year-old geldings class with trainer Steve Ferguson.
“I’d rather show (than watch),” Gigi laughed. “I love to show. Today, I was nervous, but he showed wonderful.”
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Dr. Gigi Wood Davis leads Amazin Secret to the 3-year-old geldings amateur world championship.