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November 7-22, 2014, Oklahoma City

Amateur Performance Halter Stallions

Dan Fox and Intersection bring home the gold.

After four years of showing, Dan Fox and Intersection are taking home the gold trophy in the performance halter stallions class at the 2012 AQHA World Championship Show.

“I’ve been showing ‘Scooter’ for four years now. (He) was my first halter horse,” Dan said in his Journal Winning Run interview. “And this is kind of a culmination, showing him for four years and then winning with him.”

“It was the first win I’ve done on my own, so it was a lot of fun,” he said.

In addition to showing at AQHA shows, Dan likes to contribute back to the Association as much as he can. He sponsored the performance halter stallions class.

“It’s fun to contribute back to the Quarter Horse Association… It’s a lot of fun to give back a little bit, and then winning is the icing on the cake,” he said.

Because his family sponsored the class, Dan’s daughter, Katie, was the one to hand him his award. And this wasn’t the first time that she has gotten the chance to congratulate her dad on his success in the show ring.

“I sponsored (a class) two years ago, and that was some of the best pictures I’ve ever had was when (she) and my son were giving the trophy out to me… I got second with (Scooter),” he said.

Dan also has his daughter to thank for getting him involved in showing.

“My daughter started showing Quarter Horses when she was 12, so I kinda got tired of sitting on the rail watching her,” he said of his start in showing.

Getting back to his first show horse, Dan explained all of the attributes that make Scooter a great performance halter horse.

“(I) showed him (as a) halter stallion and then we went and got points on him,” he said. “He’s done five events and we were leading for six months in ranch pleasure and then he’s also done heading and heeling. He scored a 72 and a 74 heading.”

“He’s been reserve all-around champion at a few events and so it’s kinda neat showing him in all the different classes,” Dan said. “(Scooter) looks just like a horse going across the pasture on a ranch. He’s really athletic.”

Dan wanted to thank everyone at his barn who have helped him prepare for the show this year.

“(AQHA Professional Horseman) Jack Brizendine, my trainer, did a great job getting (Scooter) ready to show,” he said. “He looked perfect.”

“(I want to thank) Jack, my daughter for being here (and) everybody else that’s involved… It’s a team effort to get this far,” he said. “It’s a lot of work all year long getting ‘em ready to go for this show. So this is the culmination of all year long.”
Intersection and Dan E. Fox

Dan Fox wins gold with his first horse, Intersection. (Journal photo)