The American Quarter Horse Journal, Amarillo – Sheila Rhodes of Pontotoc, Texas, captured the reserve world championship and second place Intermediate titles in two-year-old stallions at the 2012 Adequan Select American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show on Sunday, August 26 in Amarillo.
Rhodes showed the American Quarter Horse, Entrepreneurs Touch, who is a 2010 sorrel stallion owned by Circle Star Land/Cattle Co. of Pontotoc, Texas. Entrepreneurs Touch, sired by Self Employed and out Cool Sister Sue, was bred by Circle Star Land/Cattle Co.
In the two-year-old stallions class, Rhodes competed for world champion honors and a purse of $800. Rhodes and Entrepreneurs Touch received a prize package that included a custom-designed silver trophy, Montana Silversmiths buckle, a specially designed logoed jacket, courtesy of Cripple Creek Outerwear, product from Tex Tan or WeatherBeeta and a medallion.
The Intermediate awards program is designed to recognize exhibitors who have never placed in the top 10 at an AQHA world show in the particular class in which they are competing. Intermediate exhibitor status is based only on an exhibitor’s lifetime, combined world show record, not on the number of points he/she has accumulated. Intermediate accomplishments will appear on the official records of the horse and exhibitor. Intermediate first place winners in each class receive a 6-inch clear globe in addition to a specially-designed patch that can be placed on a qualifiers jacket.
AQHA is celebrating the 10th year of the Adequan Select World. Adequan Select World is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse exhibitors, ages 50 and over, 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. The 1,273 entries at this year’s event, representing competitors from 40 of the United States, Argentina, Canada and Sweden, are competing for 43 world championships. The show is being held August 24 – September 1 in Amarillo at the Tri-State Fairgrounds.
For more news from the Adequan Select World, visit www.aqha.com/selectworld.
Adequan is proud to be the title sponsor for the Adequan Select World. Other show sponsors include Bank of America, B&W Trailer Hitches, Farnam, John Deere, Markel, Merial, Montana Silversmiths, Nutrena, RFD-TV, SmartPak and WeatherBeeta. The event sponsors are Cripple Creek, The American Quarter Horse Journal, Coors, Cavendar’s Boot City, Kiser Arena Specialists and Pendleton Whisky.