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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 - 11:00 a.m. CDT

Bruce Walquist. Jason Gilliam, Jeff Mellott and Bruce Vickery ready for the Trail finals.

It was a record setting day in Oklahoma City, Tuesday. AQHA hosted its inaugural Level 1 (formerly Green) Western Pleasure Class in the Performance Arena where eighteen horses vied for the added money. Charlie Cole was on hand to hand out the prizes on behalf of class sponsor Highpoint Performance Horses. Rusty Green took home the trophy aboard Sharnai Thompson's Rock County Kid.




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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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Published 11/19/2014 - 5:00 a.m. CDT

The American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse owners and exhibitors around the world.
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 11/17/2014 - 12:00 p.m. CDT

In light of this announcement, it’s more important than ever to rally support for Women’s Equestrian’s status in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Photo © APHA
APHA and the entire horse industry is saddened to hear the University of Tennessee–Martin has decided to discontinue its varsity Women’s Equestrian program following its 2015–2016 season.This follows on the heels of Kansas State University’s announcement in October that their program is being dissolved.



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Published 11/16/2014 - 11:52 a.m. CDT

World championships in Junior Hunter Under Saddle and Junior Hunter Hack helped All Rise clinch his first High-Point English Horse award. Photo © APHA
It’s never too late to try something new, and for All Rise, the 2014 APHA World Championship Show was the perfect place to put his newfound skills to the test. A veteran world champion in hunter under saddle—he won his third consecutive title in Junior Hunter Under Saddle and his second championship in Classic Amateur Junior Hunter Under Saddle at this year’s show.



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Published 11/16/2014 - 8:30 a.m. CDT

Parks rode Sensational Design to the NSBA and APHA championship titles and $3,701 for owners Melvin and Pamela Mousley. Photo © NSBA

Wade Parks and Shannon Gillespie took a final victory lap around the John Justin Arena, after taking the world and reserve champion titles in the Three Year Old Western Pleasure Challenge on Saturday afternoon at the Will Rogers Equestrian Complex in Fort Worth, Texas. The two were celebrating not only their victories, but the end of the APHA World Championship Show’s performance classes. “I may not ride a pleasure horse for eight months,” declared Parks. “From now on it will be Trail and Western Riding!”




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Published 11/15/2014 - 12:42 p.m. CDT

During the last week, the Farnam All-Around Amateur contenders competed in a variety of events throughout the 2014 AQHA World Championship Show. This year, 60 contenders competed for the title. (Journal Photo)
During the last week, the Farnam All-Around Amateur contenders competed in a variety of events throughout the 2014 AQHA World Championship Show. This year, 60 contenders competed for the title. The 2014 Farnam All-Around Amateur is Morgan Parisek of Murray, Kentucky, Parisek showed her American Quarter Horse, Better Buy The Minit.




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