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2022 AQHA World Championship Show Wrap-Up


That’s a wrap on a successful AQHA World Championship Show! The 2022 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show; AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan); Adequan® Level 2 Championships; and Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions saw more than 7,500 entries and 281 first-time exhibitors compete for 268 championship titles, 104 Farnam AQHA world championships, 44 Adequan® Select world championships, 106 Adequan® Level 2 championships and 14 Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champion titles, plus, more than $2 million in purse, prizes and the coveted gold globes at this year’s event, October 27 – November 19.

If you were unable to attend the show or missed the free live webcast, be sure to check out all of the official results and winning runs at www.aqha.com/worldshow where you can relive record setting moments from the Jim Norick and Adequan® Performance arenas.

The most anticipated awards of the event were presented to the Farnam AQHA Superhorse, AQHA All-Around Amateur, AQHA Select All-Around Amateur, OKC Leading Owner, The American Quarter Horse Journal Reserve Leading Owner and the top AQHA Ranching Heritage-bred horses at the show. This year’s show also featured a variety of exciting events and extra added money:

  • $30,000 Cimarron award certificate presented by Cimarron Trailers to the 2022 Farnam AQHA Superhorse;
  • $50,000 in purse and prizes for the Pleasure Versatility Challenge, presented by Super Sires;
  • $50,000-added Level 3 barrel racing classes, courtesy of AQHA, the OKC Convention & Visitors Bureau, Shiner Beer and Succeed;
  • $25,000-added working western rail, $10,000-added two-part All American Quarter Horse Congress working western rail series and two ranch-style Harris Leather saddles, courtesy of Headley Quarter Horses;
  • $20,000-added 3-year-old stakes classes – view more about the sponsors;
  • $10,000 cash and a Lisa Perry bronze to the AQHA All-Around Amateur;
  • $10,000 cash and Lisa Perry bronze to the AQHA Select All-Around Amateur;

Free Ride the Pattern Clinics, presented by Nutrena
AQHA Professional Horsemen volunteered their time to give 10 free Ride the Pattern clinics, presented by Nutrena. These clinics gave exhibitors and spectators the perfect opportunity to learn how AQHA Professional Horsemen would approach a specific class or pattern at the show. You can watch the previously recorded clinics on AQHA’s Facebook page. Thanks in part to Nutrena’s generosity to match the amount donated at the Ride the Pattern clinics, the Professional Horsemen’s Endowment Fund a total of over $4,200. The AQHA Professional Horsemen also hosted an online auction, which raised more than $46,000 to assist professionals in crisis and will provide business education through the Professional Horsemen Academy.

You can still be a part of supporting AQHA Professional Horsemen by donating online at the AQHA Professional Horseman donations page. Your contribution to the American Quarter Horse Foundation is tax deductible, learn more today at www.aqha.com/give-to-the-foundation-overview.

Oklahoma City Leading Owner
The Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau Leading Owner is awarded to the owner who has the highest number of points accumulated for their horses entered at the Farnam AQHA World in both Level 3 and Adequan® Level 2 classes across the amateur and open divisions. The owner must have three horses entered at the show to be eligible. This year’s Oklahoma City Leading Owner is Dan Fox of Chino, California. Fox earned 122 points with 11 American Quarter Horses during the show. The American Quarter Horse Journal Reserve Leading Owner is Josh Weakly of Shelbyville, Illinois, who earned 95 points with five six American Quarter Horses.

Farnam AQHA Superhorse
The 2022 Farnam AQHA Superhorse is Hez Blazin Trouble owned by Bonnie Sheren of Studio City, California. Hez Blazin Trouble received an original Lisa Perry bronze and a $30,000 Cimarron award certificate, good toward the purchase of a Cimarron trailer. Read more about the top five 2022 Farnam Superhorses.

Farnam All-Around Amateur
Morgan Ratkowski of Pleasant View, Tennessee, showing Better Buy The Minit earned the 2022 Amateur All Around title. Ratkowski received a prize package that included a neck wreath, $10,000 and a Lisa Perry Bronze. Read more about the top five AQHA Select All-Around Amateur exhibitors.

AQHA Select All-Around Amateur
The 2022 Select All-Around Amateur is Laina Banks of Schulenburg, Texas. Banks showed Strawberri Wine. Banks received a prize package that included an original Lisa Perry Bronze and $10,000. Read more about the top five AQHA Select All-Around Amateur exhibitors.

Gene Graves Super-Select Special Recognition
The 2022 Gene Graves Super-Select Recognition Award recipient is Linda Ball Sargent of Eustis, Florida. Sargent showed The Whoo, a 2017 sorrel gelding by The Lopin Machine and out of Whos Cheating Who. He was bred by Scott and Linda Berwick of Clarence Creek, Ontario. Sargent and The Whoo earned the title with 11 points. They were crowned reserve world champions in Select western pleasure.

2022 Nutrena Senior Athletes
The 2022 Nutrena Senior Athletes of the Adequan® Select Show are Butch Morgan of Weatherford, Texas, and SF Check Me Out. The award is presented to the exhibitor and horse with the highest combined age competing at the Adequan® Select World. AQHA has proudly teamed with AQHA Corporate Partner Nutrena on this award since 2012. Read more about the 2022 Nutrena Senior Athletes.

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