2018 Nutrena Senior Athletes

AQHA crowns the 2018 Nutrena Senior Athletes of the Show at the Adequan® Select World.

The American Quarter Horse Association

Susan Olson and WW Lad were named the 2018 Nutrena Senior Athletes of the Show at the Adequan® Select World. (Journal photo)

Susan Olson of Scottsdale, Arizona, and WW Lad were named the 2018 Nutrena Senior Athletes of the Show at AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan). AQHA presented the award to Olson on August 31 at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo. The award is presented to the exhibitor and horse with the highest combined age competing at the Adequan® Select World. The Nutrena Senior Athletes of the Show Award recognizes not only the exhibitors, but their equine partners. AQHA has proudly teamed with AQHA Corporate Partner Nutrena on this award since 2012.

WW Lad is a 1988 gray gelding by Brights Lad and out of Chudej’s Mae by Chudej’s Dandy. The pair earned seventh-place in the stake race at the 2018 Adequan® Select World. WW Lad was also the oldest horse to compete at this year’s show.

As the Nutrena Senior Athletes of the Show, Olson and WW Lad received a prize package that included 500 pounds of Nutrena feed and a plaque specially designed by AQHA’s trophy company, Awards Recognition Concepts.   

The Adequan® Select World is the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show open exclusively to amateur exhibitors age 50 and over. This is the pinnacle event for Select amateur competitors around the world who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to secure a spot in each of the classes, representing English, western and halter disciplines.

For more information on the Adequan® Select World, visit www.aqha.com/selectworld

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

As the official feed partner of AQHA, Nutrena delivers optimum nutrition for exceptional health and world-class performance from your animals. Whether you keep animals around for fun, competition or work, you can trust Nutrena to provide the right nutritional solutions.  

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