AQHA Select All-Around Crowned
During the past three weeks, AQHA Select all-around amateur contenders competed in a variety of events aboard their American Quarter Horses throughout the AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan).
The 2022 Select All-Around Amateur is Laina Banks of Schulenburg, Texas, showing Strawberri Wine.
The 2008 red roan mare by Openrange and out of Buddys Buffalo Gal was bred by Katie Green of Ocala, Florida. Banks and Strawberri Wine earned 36 points and the reserve world champion titles in Select horsemanship and Select western riding. They were fourth in Select showmanship and showed in Select performance halter mares.
Banks received a prize package that included a neck wreath, $10,000 and a Lisa Perry Bronze.
The reserve Select all-around amateur is Scott Allen Reinartz of Aubrey, Texas, who showed Only One Request. The 2014 bay gelding by One N Only and out of Shes Simply The Best, was bred by Darren Putnam of Cabot, Arkansas. Reinartz and Only One Request earned 33 points. They earned the bronze champion title in Select hunt seat equitation, fourth in Select trail, fourth in Select performance halter geldings and eighth in Select horsemanship.
Reinartz received $5,000 and a silver bowl.
The third-place Select all-around amateur is Dana Avila of Scottsdale, Arizona. She showed Magnificent Dreamer. The 2012 sorrel gelding by Magnum Chic Dream and out of Heavenly Rooster, was bred by Zachary Gregg of West Point, Mississippi. Avila and Magnificent Dreamer earned 24 points in the Select all-around amateur competition. The team earned the bronze world champion title in Select reining and Select ranch riding, and was a finalist in Select horsemanship.
The fourth-place Select all-around amateur is Susan Wilson of Gainesville, Texas. She showed Zippin A Breeze. The 2013 sorrel gelding by Invitation Only out of Zippin The Breeze was bred by Kathryn Frederick of Mount Dora, Florida. Wilson and Zippin A Breeze earned 21 points. The pair were fourth in Select western riding, seventh in Select trail and in Select performance halter geldings and ninth in Select horsemanship.
The fifth-place Select all-around amateur is Kimberly Stewart Burritt of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, who showed 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 19 points. The pair earned the bronze champion title in Select working hunter, fifth in Select equitation over fences, sixth in Select hunter hack and ninth in Select hunt seat equitation.
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 2022 Adequan® Select World.
The 2022 Gene Graves Super-Select Recognition Award recipient is Linda Ball Sargent of Eustis, Florida. Sargent showed The Whoo. The 2017 sorrel gelding by The Lopin Machine and out of Whos Cheating Who, 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.
Sargent and The Whoo received a specially designed plaque.
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