Working Western Rail Two-Part Series Winners

Working Western Rail Two-Part Series Winners

Working western rail horse owners take home cash and prizes, courtesy of Headley Quarter Horses, in the open and non-pro working western rail stakes classes at the 2023 Nutrena AQHA and Adequan® Select World Championship Show and at the All American Quarter Horse Congress.

2023 Headley WWR Winner Bud Lyon and Sumac GunnabeFlashy

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Owners of open and non-pro horses competing in the Headley working western rail stakes at both the Nutrena AQHA and Adequan® Select World in Oklahoma City, and the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, earned trophy saddles and a portion of $10,000 in added money, courtesy of Headley Quarter Horses, as a part of the Working Western Rail two-part series.

The highest cumulative point earner of the series for the second year in a row was Sumac GunnaBeFlashy owned by AQHA Professional Horsewoman Leslie Lange of Greeley, Colorado. The 2017 chestnut gelding by GunnaTrashYa and out of Chics Graceful Whiz was bred by Donald Sobey of Trenton, Nova Scotia. Sumac GunnaBeFlashy was shown by AQHA Professional Horseman Bud Lyon and earned $5,000 for Lange in addition to a custom Harris Leather ranch-style saddle.

Double Tapn owned by Dan Fox of Weatherford, Texas, placed second in the two-part series. The 2018 sorrel gelding, by Lil Joe Cash and out of Whiz N Snap, was bred by Kiera Johnson of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Double Tapn was shown by Katie Fox, earning $3,000 for their efforts.

The third high-point earner was Xtra Magic Doctor owned by Eric Mendrysa of Boerne, Texas. The 2014 palomino stallion by Shiners Voodoo Dr and out of Aleena Starlight was bred by Cache Performance Horses LLC of Basalt, Colorado. Xtra Magic Doctor was shown by Curtis Reynolds and earned $2,000 for Mendrysa.

The highest cumulative point earner in the two-part non-pro working western rail series was Always Do owned and shown by Dana Avila of Scottsdale, Arizona. The 2018 gray gelding by Cat Man Do and out of Greyt Little Steps was bred by the W. T. Waggoner Estate of Vernon, Texas. Avila received a custom Harris Leather ranch-style saddle for the win.

For more information about the 2023 Nutrena AQHA and Adequan® Select World, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.

For additional information about the 2023 All American Quarter Horse Congress, visit www.quarterhorsecongress.com.

About the Show
The Nutrena AQHA World, Adequan® Select World and Adequan® Level 2 Championships are the premier events in the equine industry for amateur, Select amateur and open exhibitors. The show includes Level 3 and Adequan® Level 2 classes, as well as Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions classes. The shows feature over three weeks of exciting competition, educational opportunities and a bountiful trade show. For more information, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.

About the Sponsors
Nutrena feed isn’t just grown, it’s crafted. Real science goes into putting the nutrients animals need into each Nutrena feed product. Quality is so important because we know people are relying on us to stand up to our exacting standards each and every time. What’s inside the bag counts. That’s why you can count on Nutrena feeds for the animals you care for. For more information on Nutrena brand products, visit www.nutrenaworld.com.

Adequan®the official equine joint therapy of AQHA, is the proud title sponsor of the Adequan® Select World and the Adequan® Level 2 Championships. When you choose a joint therapy for your horses, choose Adequan®

Read more about Nutrena, the official feed of AQHA and title sponsor of the 2022 Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions classes.

About the All American Quarter Horse Congress
The 2023 All American Quarter Horse Congress was held September 26 - October 22 in Columbus, Ohio. The Congress is the world’s largest horse show with over 25,000 entries. Held annually at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, the show attracts 650,000 people and generates over $400 million for the central Ohio economy. The All American Quarter Horse Congress is hosted by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association, an affiliate of AQHA. OQHA is committed to setting the standard in the equine industry by engaging equine enthusiasts through world-class competition, recreational activities, education and engagement of the next generation of participants and industry leaders.

AQHA news and information is a service of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more information visit www.aqha.com/news or tune into our Podcast, “Let's Talk AQHA.”