by Larri Jo StarkeyThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Rita Crundwell and Execute Pretty
Rita Crundwell of Dixon, Illinois, had a full day of showing November 11 that ended with three world championships and one reserve world championship at the 2010 AQHA World Championship Show.
In amateur weanling mares, Rita led Execute Pretty.
“She’s out of the mare Phenomenal Ms,” Rita said. “She won the Congress Masters filly baby class. Her name is Execute Pretty, and we call her ‘Pretty’ because she’s beautiful.”
AQHA Professional Horseman Buddy Laney led Pretty to her Congress win.
At the World Show, amateur weanling stallions was won by Execute A Score, a sorrel baby out of She Scores by Touchdown Kid, one of Rita’s favorite mares. Execute A Score won the Congress Masters weanling stallion class with AQHA Professional Horseman Ross Roark at the shank.
“(Execute A Score) got really sick on us at Congress, but luckily, we got him out of there and over it,” Rita said. “I think he actually looks better today than he did in Columbus.”
Sacreds Executionist out of Sacred Sierra by Sierra Te won the amateur yearling mares title at the World Show.
“Sacred Sierra has produced a lot of nice horses, and this is her first Execute baby,” Rita said. “We’re really pleased that he seems to be crossing on everything.”
All four of the horses that won trophies for Rita on November 11 are by Execute, the 2004 sorrel stallion who won the amateur performance halter stallions world championship November 7. Rita’s reserve world championship came in amateur yearling stallions with Acoolest Pick out of Pick Me Please.
Execute is entered in the open heeling competition at the World Show with AQHA Professional Horseman Clay Logan.
“You do the best you can and it’s a lot of luck, but you try and get good mares and hope the studs work on them,” Rita said. “We switch them around hoping one works better than the others, but we’re very fortunate.”