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.

Linda Cline, pictured here with champion weanling filly My Lady Faith, took home two Adequan® Select World championships with homebred horses. Journal photo

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

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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

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

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There’s just one week left until the kickoff of the 2016 Adequan® Select World, and we can’t wait to welcome competitors to Amarillo. Keep up with all the event happenings by following AQHA social media accounts and watch for highlights in The American Quarter Horse Journal!