November 9, 2012
Becky King and Vision Of Art were crowned the 2012 Farnam All-Around Amateur.
During the last week, the Farnam All-Around Amateur contenders competed in a variety of events throughout the American Quarter Horse Association’s 2012 Bank of America Amateur World Championship Show. This year, 63 contenders competed for the Farnam All-Around Amateur award.
The 2012 Farnam All-Around Amateur is Becky King of North Palm Beach, Florida. Becky showed Vision Of Art, a 2000 sorrel mare by Artful Move and out of Fiestyirishbeauty (TB) who was bred by Marne Fauber of Plant City, Florida. Becky and Vision Of Art earned 38 points competing in three classes. They won the reserve world champion title in amateur working hunter, placed third in amateur equation over fences and fourth in amateur hunter hack.
Becky and Vision Of Art received a prize package that included $15,000, plus $1,000 in Farnam products, an original Lisa Perry Bronze, an embroidered WeatherBeeta horse blanket and a rose bouquet.
The 2012 Farnam Reserve All-Around Amateur is Whitney Walquist-Vicars of Cleburne, Texas. Whitney showed her homebred American Quarter Horse Southwestern Gunman. Southwestern Gunman is a 2006 bay gelding by Dress Western and out of Ms Southern Border. The team earned 36 points competing in five classes. They won the world champion title in horsemanship, placed fifth in a showmanship, eighth in amateur performance halter geldings and ninth in amateur trail.
Whitney and Southwestern Gunman received a prize package that included $5,000, plus $500 in Farnam products and a silver bowl.
Placing third was Angela Fox of Little Elm, Texas. Angela showed The Heat Seeker, a 2003 sorrel gelding by Hot N Blazing and out of Pedo Little Princess who was bred by Sandy Read of Aubrey, Texas. Angela and The Heat Seeker earned a total of 33 points competing in four classes. They placed fourth in showmanship and amateur hunt seat equitation, seventh in horsemanship and eleventh in amateur performance halter geldings.
Placing fourth was Daniel Carlson of Sheffield, Massachusetts. Daniel showed Are You Charlie, who is owned by Patricia Carlson of Sheffield, Massachusetts. The 2001 sorrel mare is by Dont Skip Charlie and out of Are You Zipped and was bred by Joe and Suzy Jeane of Valley View, Texas. The team earned a total of 32 points competing in five classes. They won the world champion title in showmanship, sixth in amateur trail and seventh in amateur performance halter mares.
Placing fifth was Morgan Parisek of Murray, Kentucky. Morgan showed Slow N Natural, who is owned by Alexis Parisek of Elgin, Illinois. The 2006 sorrel gelding by Natural Iron and out of Secret Lil (TB), was bred by Stanley and Susan Scott of Ocala, Florida. Morgan and Slow N Natural earned 32 points showing in three classes. They placed third in amateur working hunter, fourth in amateur equitation over fences and fifth in amateur hunter hack.
The third- through fifth-place winners received a prize package that included $1,500, plus $250 in Farnam products.
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The AQHA World Show is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse owners and exhibitors around the world, who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. More than 3,590 entries from the United States, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom and the Netherlands are competing for 97 world championships at this year’s event, November 2-17 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
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