AQHA Select World Show Amateur All-Around Crowned
During the past three weeks, AQHA Select all-around amateur contenders competed in a variety of events throughout the AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan).
The 2021 Select All-Around Amateur is Kimberly Stewart Burritt of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Burritt showed her American Quarter Horse, Do You Have A Winner.
The 2011 gray gelding by Good Terms and out of Do You Have A Dream, was bred by Heather Himelick of Connersville, Indiana. Burritt and Do You Have A Winner earned 36 points by earning the world champion title in Select equitation over fences and reserve world champion titles in Select working hunter and Select hunter hack. They also placed fifth in Select jumping.
Burritt received a prize package that included $10,000 and a Lisa Perry Bronze.
The reserve Select all-around amateur is Scott Allen Reinartz of Aubrey, Texas, who showed his American Quarter Horse, Investin A Goodbar. The 2009 sorrel gelding by Ima Zippo Good Bar and out of Foxy Asset, was bred by Jim Dudley of Columbia, Missouri. Reinartz and Investin A Goodbar earned 34.5 points. The team earned the world champion title in Select showmanship, were third in Select pleasure driving, seventh in Select trail and finalists in Select aged geldings.
Reinartz received $5,000 and a silver cup.
The third-place Select all-around amateur is Laina Banks of Schulenburg, Texas, who showed her American Quarter Horse, Strawberri Wine. The 2008 red roan mare by Openrange and out of Buddys Buffalo Gal was bred by Katie Green of Pilot Point, Texas. Banks and Strawberri Wine earned 33 points. They earned the world championship title in Select western riding and reserve world championship title in Select horsemanship. They also placed 10th in Select performance halter mares and were finalists in Select showmanship.
The fourth-place Select all-around amateur is Kim Burrell Gutowski of Littleton, Colorado, who showed her American Quarter Horse, Toucht. The 2011 bay gelding by A Touch Of Sudden and out of Miss Zippo Chex was bred by Robert and Sandra Brown of Waukee, Iowa. Gutowski and Toucht earned 27.5 points. They placed third in Select horsemanship, fifth in Select showmanship and 10th in Select trail. They were also finalists in Select performance halter geldings.
The fifth-place Select all-around amateur is Tina McElroy of Rome, Ohio, who showed the American Quarter Horse, Giv Romance A Chance, owned by Joann Marsinek Haney from Rootstown, Ohio. The 2012 bay gelding by A Chance For Romance and out of Skys Castle Magic was bred by Amy Brosch of Howey In The Hills, Florida. McElroy and Giv Romance A Chance earned 26.5 points. They placed fourth in Select hunt seat equitation, fourth in Select equitation over fences, eighth in Select pleasure driving and eighth in Select hunter hack.
The Select all-around amateur third- through fifth-place award winners each received $1,500.
Gene Graves Super-Select Special Recognition
AQHA also awarded the Gene Graves Super-Select Special Recognition Award. The award is presented to the Super-Select exhibitor, age 70 and over, earning the greatest number of points in competition at the 2021 Adequan® Select World.
The 2021 Gene Graves Super-Select Recognition Award recipient is Rick Neff of Galt, Missouri. Neff showed his American Quarter Horse, Wicked Boy AW. The 2015 sorrel gelding by Dash Ta Fame and out of Wicked Felina CL, was bred by Alan Woodbury of Dickinson, North Dakota. Neff and Wicked Boy AW earned the title with 22 points. They were crowned world champions in Select stake race and reserve world champion in the Select pole bending.
Neff and Wicked Boy AW received a specially designed plaque.
About the Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World
The 2021 Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World are the premier events in the equine industry for amateur, Select amateur and open exhibitors. The combined show also hosts the Adequan® Level 2 and Nutrena Level 1 championships. The shows are being hosted in accordance with local, state and federal mandates. The shows feature over three weeks of exciting competition, educational opportunities and a bountiful trade show. For more information, visit www.aqha.com/world show.