by Mallory MartinThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Today, Rita Crundwell added two more world championships to the six she has already won at the 2010 AQHA World Championship Show.
After four classes on November 12, Rita won two world championships and two reserve world championships. She was able to take home a win in both amateur yearling geldings with Secured A TD and amateur aged mares with Pizzazzy Lady.
In the first class of the morning, Rita and “Secure” set the tone for the day.
“I haven’t shown him much, just enough to qualify him,” Rita told The American Quarter Horse Journal. “He’s a really correct horse, and I guess they all said he looked really good in the pen.”
Next week in open yearling geldings, Secure will compete again, but this time with his trainer, AQHA Professional Horseman Buddy Laney.
The amateur aged mares class consisted of many former World Show champions and All American Quarter Horse Congress champions, but Rita’s mare, Pizzazzy Lady was able to take home bragging rights.
Last year, “Brandy” won a world championship in open aged mares with AQHA Professional Horseman Ross Roark showing, and this year Rita got her chance.
“I bought Pizzazzy Lady last year at the Select World, so I wasn’t able to qualify to show here,” Rita told The Journal in her winning run interview.
Brandy has won many other titles as well.
“I showed her last year at Congress and she was grand champion amateur and open mare,” Rita said. “Ross was unanimous grand champion mare last year.”
In her other two classes today, Rita showed her 2-year-od gelding Ill Be A Touchdown and her 3-year-old mare Coolest Scores to their reserve world champion titles.