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Journal at the World

November 9, 2012

Amateur Week Ends

A full day of activities concludes amateur competition at the 2012 AQHA World Championship Show.

By Larri Jo Starkey
The American Quarter Horse Journal

Stephanie Campbell and Smart Like Cow

Stephanie Campbell waves at the Journal photographer before her ride in amateur boxing. (Journal photo)

Bank of America Amateur Week ended with a full slate of activities November 9 at the AQHA World Championship Show.

While the highlight of the week has to be the crowning of the Farnam All-Around Amateur, we can’t forget to mention all the other events November 9, including the visit from Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.

Proving the versatility of the American Quarter Horse, the day included world championship finals in halter, over-fences, working cow horse and roping events.

These world champions were crowned:

Before the last two amateur finals November 9, Pat Parelli will perform in the coliseum. Meanwhile, across town, over-fences exhibitors will enjoy a reception before the Huntfield AQHA Derby Series finale, one of many special events coming up.

The excitement of the World Show doesn’t end just because Amateur Week is coming to a close. FedEx Open Week began November 9 with a CRI reining mixed in with the senior reining preliminaries. The Huntfield Derby competition will begin at 7:30 a.m. November 10.

In the Performance Arena, preparations continued for the World Show Sale. Horses in the sale will be previewed at 1 p.m. November 10, with the sale starting at 10 a.m. November 11; for those unable to attend the event, both the preview and the sale will be live-streamed for free at www.aqha.com/worldshow.

Other special activities November 11 are the recognition of military veterans on Veterans Day and a Farnam Superhorse Preview Party that will include music from the Paul Bogart Band. Paul, an amateur exhibitor who made the finals in heeling, is a Nashville musician. At the party, boxes will be available to collect Toys for Tots. Toys dropped in the boxes should be new, unwrapped toys.