Nothing Beats Homegrown

Nothing Beats Homegrown

With the intense competition of the horse showing world, is it possible to “make it” with one you raise yourself? These Adequan® Select World Champions prove that it is.

2015 select showmanship world champion

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In 2003, the AQHA Select World Championship Show, sponsored by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), was introduced. The event is held annually in Amarillo where the 50-and-older amateur crowd showcases their skills and vies for world championships.

Last year, the show drew nearly 600 competitors to the Tri-State Fairgrounds where half a million dollars in prize money and awards was given out. With 44 champions crowned that week, eight of those winners were homebred American Quarter Horses.

It was exciting to see multiple owners take their homegrown companions from weanling to world champion against tough competition. These eight individuals and horses were featured in The American Quarter Horse Journal’s November 2015 issue.

Homebred World Champions From the 2015 Adequan® Select World Show

1. Class: Weanling Fillies
Exhibitor: Linda Cline of Cushing, Oklahoma
Horse: My Lady Faith, 2015 bay mare by CL Lord Buckley and out of Clues to Luv by Kid Clusified

2. Class: Weanling Geldings
Exhibitor: Holly Moon of Fulton, Missouri
Horse: Icandrinktothat, 2015 bay gelding by Very Cool and out of Simply Tea by Mr Ice Tea

3. Class: Yearling Colts
Exhibitor: Brenda Porter of Wichita Falls, Texas
Horse: I Gottall The Angles, 2014 chestnut colt by I Gotta Cool Secret and out of Shady Lady Lexus by A Shady Broker

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4. Class: 2-Year-Old Stallions
Exhibitor: Linda Cline of Cushing, Oklahoma
Horse: Youre Not Kiddin Me, 2013 buckskin stallion by Not Kiddin Me and out of Madam Mariposa by CL Lord Buckley

5. Class: Horsemanship
Exhibitor: Jenny Carlton of Colmesneil, Texas
Horse: One Good Rip, 2000 bay mare by A Good Machine and out of Miss A Rip by Doc’s Prescription

6. Class: Showmanship
Exhibitor: Sherrie Gultz of Stockton, New Jersey
Horse: Invy Of Me, a 2004 bay mare by Green With Invy and out of L Mayster (TB) by Shimatoree

7. Class: Team Penning
Exhibitor: Sharon Kuebker of Gurney, Illinois
Horse: Cookies Top Cat, a 2010 sorrel gelding by Hellen Cat and out of Docs High Tek Tivio by Tops Quick Image

8. Class: Working Hunter
Exhibitor: Cynthia Tripoli of Seguin, Texas
Horse: Imaka Better Beau, a 2005 brown gelding by Go Grey Beu (TB) and out of Perfect Scenario by Cooscenario

Are you ready to perform like a world champion? Every month, you can find horse-show tips from top professionals in The American Quarter Horse Journal. Subscribe today and begin improving your practice habits at home and your performance at the show!