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Gainesville Daily Register
Oklahoma City —
Courtney Suzanne Ryan of Collinsville captured the reserve world championship title in amateur hunter under saddle at the 2012 Bank of America Amateur American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show on Wednesday, Nov. 7 in Oklahoma City.
Ryan showed the American Quarter Horse Gracious N Fabulous a 2008 brown mare owned by Nancy Sue Ryan of Nocona. Gracious N Fabulous, sired by Fabuluke and out of Katt Sass, was bred by Andrea Suzanne Myers of Seymour, Indiana.
In the amateur hunter under saddle class, 46 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $13,611.40. Reserve world champions received a prize package that included a custom-designed silver trophy, Montana Silversmiths buckle, sponsored by The American Quarter Horse Journal, specially designed logoed jacket, courtesy of Cripple Creek Outerwear, a WeatherBeeta embroidered blanket and a medallion.
The AQHA World 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. More than 3,590 entries from the United States, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom and the Netherlands are competing for 97 world championships at this year’s event, November 2-17 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
For more news from the AQHA World Show, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.