Journal at the World

August 23, 2013

Gene Graves Super-Select Award

The 2013 Gene Graves Super-Select Special Recognition Award is named after AQHA past president.

American Quarter Horse Association 2013 World Championship Show

The 2013 Gene Graves Super-Select Special Recognition Award is named after AQHA past president.

The Gene Graves Super-Select Special Recognition Award will be presented to the Super-Select exhibitor, age 70 and over, earning the greatest number of points in competition at the American Quarter Horse Association's 2013 Adequan Select World Championship Show, August 23-31 in Amarillo.

The Super-Select Award debuted in 2012 and in 2013 was named in honor of the late AQHA Past President Gene Graves of Grand Island, Nebraska. Gene and his wife, Barbara, attended the Select World since its inception in 2003. Gene was also the driving force behind the Super-Select awards, presented for the first time in 2012 to amateur exhibitors age 70 and over.

“Recognizing our Super-Select exhibitors is a great way to shine the spotlight on this group of exhibitors who continue to support the equine lifestyle,” Graves said in 2012.

Exhibitors age 70 and over, qualified nationally or through their state qualifying system, will be considered for the award. To be eligible, a Super-Select amateur must enter and show one horse at the 2013 Adequan Select World. The points are compiled on a one-horse, one-amateur basis. No formal entry is required.

This year, 73 contenders have qualified to compete for the Gene Graves Super-Select Special Recognition Award.

The Super-Select exhibitor accumulating the greatest numĀ­ber of points with one horse will be honored with a special plaque, designed by AQHA’s trophy company, Awards Recognition Concepts, and have the achievement placed on their permanent record at AQHA.

For more information, see the 2013 Adequan Select World Qualifier’s Handbook or visit

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