AQHA World Show names champions

The American Quarter Horse Association's 2012 World Show wrapped up Saturday at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City with the title of Superhorse going to Rising Starlight, ridden by Corey Cushing, of Scottsdale, Ariz.
From Staff Reports Modified: November 17, 2012 at 11:47 pm •  Published: November 18, 2012
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Senior tie-down roping — C.R. Bradley of Collinsville, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Drag And Fly owned by Penelope Knight of Hillsboro, Oregon. The 2002 bay stallion, sired by Bueno Chexinic and out of Sheza Dualin Jane, was bred by Theodore and Keri Eady of Sisters, Oregon. In the senior tie-down roping class, 44 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $35,078.56.

Junior heading — J.D. Yates of Pueblo, Colorado, showed the American Quarter Horse Dancing With Heart owned by Dixon Flowers Quarter Horses of Nowata, OK. The 2007 red roan mare, sired by Boonlight Dancer and out of Hearts Of Cash, was bred by Twisted L Ranch of Greenville, Texas. In the junior heading class, 42 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $35,484.08.

Junior heeling — Clay Logan of Granbury, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse Stylish Rocky owned by Dawn Civier of Acton, Ontario. The 2007 sorrel gelding, sired by High Stylish Oak and out of Mates Little Cokette, was bred by Darren Blanton of Dallas, Texas. In the junior heeling class, 55 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $45,848.20.

Senior working cow horse — Corey Cushing of Scottsdale, Arizona, showed the American Quarter Horse Rising Starlight owned by Eric Dunn of Norwich, Kansas. The 2005 bay mare, sired by Little Bay Starlight and out of Peppys Hot Star, was bred by Casey Deary of Weatherford, Texas. In the senior working cow horse class, 51 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $40,659.24.

Senior western pleasure — Karen Hornick of Jamestown, Ohio, showed the American Quarter Horse A Certain Vino owned by Lee Reeve of Garden City, Kansas. The 2003 brown gelding, sired by Certain Potential and out of Dotevita, was bred by Tim and Lou Petty of Ocala, Florida. In the senior western pleasure class, 40 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $21,889.60.

Junior western riding — Bruce Walquist of Cleburne, Texas, showed the American Quarter Horse All But Sudden owned by the Huver Family Trust of Cannon Falls, Minnesota. The 2007 bay gelding, sired by RL Best Of Sudden and out of Fannie Mae Flash, was bred by Steve Martin of Brenham, Texas. In the junior western riding class, 39 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $21,342.36.

World champions received a prize package that included a custom-designed gold trophy, Montana Silversmiths buckle, specially designed logo jacket, courtesy of Cripple Creek Outerwear, a WeatherBeeta embroidered blanket, neck wreath, a medallion and 100 pounds of Nutrena feed.

Learn more at www.aqha.com/worldshow.