We’re only halfway through the 2011 AQHA World Championship Show and there’s already a lot to report.
Have you been tuning into the live webcam coverage, sponsored by Pfizer, from the 2011 AQHA World Championship Show?
And have you been following The American Quarter Horse Journal’s online coverage of the event?
If you’re looking for information regarding the AQHA World Show, we’ve got it all in one place: www.aqha.com/worldshow.
A lot of exciting stuff has happened during the first week of competition, also known as Bank of America Amateur Week, at the World Show. Here’s what you may have missed:
- Party in the Arena: Exhibitors at the AQHA World Show enjoyed a party November 6 in the warm-up arena at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Check out our party pics from the event – you just might see someone you know!
- Oklahoma City Earthquake: Watch the Journal’s video interviews with exhibitors and spectators at the 2011 AQHA World Show and listen to their take on the Oklahoma City earthquake(s).
- A Fresh, All-Around Win: P.J. Burger pilots Rockette Ta Fame to the senior barrel racing world championship for owners and AQHA Professional Horsemen Charlie Cole and Jason Martin.
- Amateur 3-Year-Old Stallions: After 35 years of breeding American Quarter Horses, the Fischer family earns its first AQHA world championship with JF Skip N Style. Read about one man’s journey from Hungary to America, and how he used American Quarter Horses to teach his kids about hard work.
- Team Penning Trophy: It was an exciting night in the Jim Norick Arena for team penning and ranch sorting competitors and fans. Finishing at the top of the pile in team penning was the longtime Texas-based team of brothers Justin and Grady Underwood, and Louis Saggione III.
- Back-to-Back Barrel Racing Champ: When Taylor Langdon graduated from high school, she received a special present: a flashy bay mare. For the second year in a row, that mare has shown her value by winning the amateur barrel racing world championship at the AQHA World Show.
- A REAL Look Behind the Scenes: Tiny Two Bits travels to the World Show and tells everyone what REALLY goes on behind the scenes. See if you can identify where Tiny Two Bits is in this week-long contest and you can win a prize!
- A Second Go: AQHA has launched a new program to recognize American Quarter Horses with a race record that are competing in barrel racing events. The program is called “Second Go” and this is the first time this award has been given. The highest-placing horse in each barrel racing finals with a race record will receive a logoed Weatherbeeta blanket.
- Intermediate Champions: AQHA will be recognizing a new level of exhibitors at four of its world championship shows this year. At the AQHA World Championship Show, AQHA will recognize the top three Intermediate exhibitors in each amateur and open class.