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Published 11/22/2014 - 9:40 a.m. CDT

"I heard at this AQHA World Show someone say 'It's just another horse show with bigger prizes.' I believe if you don't psych yourself out, you ride more effectively," Miller Henard states. (Journal Photo)
Does winning the preliminaries at the AQHA World Show give you a better or worse chance of becoming a World Champion in that class? In the attempt to scientifically measure the odds of how winning the prelims effects results in the finals, we decided to take a random sampling of 10 amateur and open classes from the 2014 AQHA World Show. You will be amazed at what we found.



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Published 11/22/2014 - 9:30 a.m. CDT

Darcy Reeve having fun with friends at the AQHA World Show
The American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse owners and exhibitors around the world, who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. 



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Published 11/22/2014 - 9:00 a.m. CDT

It's that golden globe, the title and World Show buckle - the win that eludes so many - that remains the motivation and fuels the fire for thousands of hard working horsemen around the world.

It's a wrap - the 2014 AQHA World Championship Show is done for me - no more midnight rides, no more breakfast from the Sweet Shop, no more riding in the pen with the best riders in the industry. And last night I actually slept through the night - although it will take my body some time to recover from the nocturnal schedule of the past two weeks.



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Published 11/21/2014 - 9:55 p.m. CDT

Aint Gota Lot continued his roll at the 2014 AQHA World Championship Show when he took to the ring for the inaugural Level 1 Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, November 21 in the Performance Arena. (Journal Photo)
Aint Gota Lot continued his roll at the 2014 AQHA World Championship Show when he took to the ring for the inaugural Level 1 Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, November 21 in the Performance Arena. Just the night before, the bay gelding, shown by AQHA Professional Horsewoman Beth Case of Pilot Point, Texas, had claimed the reserve world championship in junior hunter under saddle.



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Published 11/21/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

Enjoying the best restaurants around OKC is one of the great things about the World Show, especially when you get to do it with friends and family you don't get to see as often as you'd like.
Hello AQHA World Show enthusiasts! My name is Kaleena Weakly, from Shelbyville, Illinois. I'm here in Oklahoma City enjoying my horses and competing at the 2014 World Show. Check in here daily with me at GoHorseShow.com for my World Show Picture of the Day. While I'm here, I'll be showing my two mares, Hours Yours And Mine in the Amateur Trail, Horsemanship and Showmanship and Caught Me Looking in the Amateur Western Pleasure.



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Published 11/20/2014 - 9:58 p.m. CDT

Watch the video for Lauren's take on the AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge, plus AQHA Professional Horsemen Jim and Deanna Searles discuss the benefits of collegiate equestrian programs. (Credit: Journal)
First there were 16 - eight riders representing the National Collegiate Equestrian Association and eight representing the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association - then the ranks of 16 were cut down to eight for the November 19 semi-finals of the AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge at the 2014 AQHA World Championship Show.




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Published 11/19/2014 - 1:46 p.m. CDT

Acadamosby Award is the only three-time AQHA Superhorse, with wins coming in 1998, 2000 and 2001. (Credit: Journal)
As the name suggests, it does take a “super” horse to nail down the title of AQHA Superhorse. First, said Superhorse must qualify for the AQHA World Championship Show, and that’s no easy feat there. But to be truly competitive in the Farnam Superhorse race, this exceptional athlete must qualify for the AQHA World Show in a number of open division classes, and once under the bright lights of the Jim Norick Arena, the Superhorse hopeful must secure as many top 10 placings as possible.



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Published 11/19/2014 - 9:27 a.m. CDT

You can view the Level 1 Western Pleasure Stakes results and watch a video for Rusty's insight on the win, including how he sees the Level 1 Western Pleasure Stakes making a significant impact on the western pleasure industry. (Journal Photo)
Fresh off the amateur western pleasure world championship, Rock County Kid took to the AQHA World Show arena once more, putting in an impressive showing in the inaugural Level 1 Western Pleasure Stakes. AQHA Professional Horseman Rusty Green of Pilot Point, Texas, rode the bay gelding to the win for owner Sharnai Thompson, also of Pilot Point.



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