2011 Youth World
by Christine HamiltonThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Travis Sancken of Ingleside, Illinois, showed FG Misters Image to the youth 2-year-old geldings world championship August 6 at the 2011 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.
“I really didn’t know how it was going to turn out,” he said after the win. “Ted Turner had one in there with Monica Hamm, and she has a great horse. I didn’t expect to win it! I was a little bit nervous.
“This show is only the third time (showing) for that horse…. He’s really a great horse, calm, good-minded. He’s tall for a 2-year-old, he’s not as wide as I might like him to be right now, but I can’t complain.”
The gelding was bred by Gary and Linda Gordon of Roanoke, Texas, and is by Image Of Kid and out of Misters Mytee Lady by Mr Conclusion. Travis’ dad, Jim, bought the horse in January.
“Me and my dad are going to show him at the (All American Quarter Horse) Congress, and my dad will show him at the (AQHA World Championship Show). If he sells, he sells, but I’d like to show him next year – he’s a cool horse.”
Travis started showing at age 5.
“My grandma (Sue Rancken) did it, and then my family just welcomed me into it.”
“Halter and trail are my two favorite (classes)…. In halter, you get cool horses and it’s always exciting, you never know what they’re going to do. The trail, it’s a fun pattern class.
Travis will be showing two horses in the trail prelims August 7, Zippos Hot Jet and Zippin Dandy Doll, trained by Tommy Sheets and Ryan Cottingim. His sister, Kenzie, will also show in trail on Zip Back N Yak.
“I want to thank (AQHA Professional Horseman) Randy Jacobs,” Travis added. “He found (FG Misters Image), and he picks great horses. I want to thank my dad for giving me the opportunity to come here and my family for supporting me along the way.
Travis Sancken shows FG Misters Image. (Journal photo)