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Journal at the World

November 5, 2012

Parties, Prelims and Finals

A full day of activities highlights the start of Bank of America Amateur Week.

By Larri Jo Starkey
The American Quarter Horse Journal

Amateur performance halter geldings

Amateur performance halter geldings had 32 entries.

The 2012 AQHA World Championship Show really got going November 5 as the first full week of competition began.

The day featured a full slate of amateur activities, including preliminary competition in amateur hunter under saddle, amateur hunt seat equitation, amateur western pleasure and amateur pleasure driving in the Jim Norick Arena.

Across the street in the Performance Arena, exhibitors in amateur and open team penning and ranch sorting saddled up to work their cattle.

New world champions were crowned in:

AQHA Professional Horseman Jackie Krshka of Yukon, Oklahoma, led the final Ride the Rail/Ride the Pattern clinic of the 2012 show. About 100 spectators learned details of the showmanship preliminary patterns.

Jackie’s clinic and those of the other clinicians from 2012 will be available on DVD through Quarter Horse Outfitters. You can also purchase clinics from the 2011 World Show, the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show and the 2012 Adequan Select World Championship Show.

The day’s activities concluded with a Barn Party especially for amateur exhibitors, featuring the music of Zac Wilkerson.

Your American Quarter Horse Journal staff continues to write Journal Winning Run interviews with each new world champion.

Turn first to www.aqha.com/worldshow for your best World Show coverage.