March 1, 2013
By Becky NewellThe American Quarter Horse Journal
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Former AQHA Director Andy Rees competed in the Cowboy Mounted Shooting preliminaries on Day 2 of the 2012 Pfizer Versatility Ranch Horse and AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championship Show. (Journal photo)
Versatility Ranch Horse is made up of five classes, and by Day 2 of the 2012 Pfizer Versatility Ranch Horse and AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championship Show, exhibitors had crossed three classes off their list.
Day 1 saw competition in cutting, which was won by Jeremy Gugelmeyer and ARC Alil Cash Please in the amateur and Mozaun McKibben and Lil Ruf Catalyst in the open.
Day 2 began with amateur ranch trail and ranch riding, which ran concurrently. Baru Spiller and Western Sequel won ranch trail, while Andre Weber and Josephs Catchum All won ranch riding. In the open division, Sara Gugelmeyer and Colonels Miss Chic won ranch trail and Mozaun McKibben and Lil Ruf Catalyst won ranch riding.
After lunch on Day 2, the music was cranked up and the cowboy mounted shooters took over the arena to run through the preliminaries in the youth, amateur, Select amateur and open divisions.
Check back tomorrow for the rest of the winners in the individual Versatility Ranch Horse classes, as well as the world champions in the amateur and open Versatility Ranch Horse and the world champs in cowboy mounted shooting.