Gainesville Daily Register

November 12, 2012

AQHA World Champion bred in Valley View

Special to the Register
Gainesville Daily Register

Oklahoma City — The American Quarter Horse Are You Charlie earned the world championship in amateur showmanship at halter at the 2012 Bank of America Amateur American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show on Wednesday, November 7 in Oklahoma City.  The world champion was bred by Joe and Suzy Jeane of Valley View.

Are You Charlie is owned by Patricia Carlson of Sheffield, Mass. The 2001 sorrel mare, sired by Dont Skip Charlie and out of Are You Zipped, was shown by Daniel Carlson of Sheffield, Massachusetts.

In the amateur showmanship at halter class, 62 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $18,345.80. World champions received a prize package that included a custom-designed gold trophy, Montana Silversmiths buckle, specially designed logoed jacket, courtesy of Cripple Creek Outerwear, a WeatherBeeta embroidered blanket, neck wreath, a medallion and 100 pounds of Nutrena feed.

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.

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