November 7-22, 2014, Oklahoma City
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RPL My Te Cheerful Takes Gold in Aged Geldings
by Becky Newell
The American Quarter Horse Journal
RPL My Te Cheerful, aka “Henry,” made Vernon and Rita Habighorst mighty cheerful on November 20, when he won the aged geldings class at the AQHA World Championship Show. It was the Habighorsts’ fourth world championship at this year’s show. In total, the Habighorst family snagged eight trophies – four gold and four silver – in halter at the World Show.
“Woo!” was all Vernon could say after the class.
RPL My Te Cheerful, shown by AQHA Professional Horseman Ted Turner Jr., is by Hear The Cheers and out of My Te Telusive by Telusive and has eight other halter world championships in addition to those he won this year.
“He has been a great family horse,” Ted told the
. “He – and A Kid By Design (also owned by the Habighorsts and who was reserve world champion in the class) are two of the best geldings in the industry today.”
This win wraps up a great year for the entire Habighorst family that began at the Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show with Vernon and Rita’s granddaughters, Kaylee and Monica Hamm, showing Henry and A Kid By Design in the aged geldings in which they placed first and second, respectively.
Then, Vernon and Henry won the world championship in aged geldings in September at the Adequan Select World Championship in Amarillo. The family went on to garner a total 18 gold, silver and bronze trophies in the open, amateur and youth divisions at the All American Quarter Horse Congress.
“Because of all of this, we’re going to have a great holidays,” Vern concluded.
RPL My Te Cheerful and Ted Turner Jr.
RPL My Te Cheerful
Hear The Cheers-My Te Telusive by Telusive
Bobbie Arnold Atkinson of Henderson, Texas
Vernon Habighorst of Phoenix
AQHA Professional Horseman Ted Turner Jr. of Thackerville, Oklahoma
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World Champion Prizes:
Custom gold-tone trophy, Montana Silversmiths buckle, Cripple Creek logoed Jacket, Justin ostrich boots, Professional's Choice products, Nutrena Feed, neck wreath and medallion