by Larri Jo StarkeyThe American Quarter Horse Journal
AQHA Professional Horseman Ross Roark of Monahans, Texas, led two horses owned by Rita Crundwell of Dixon, Illinois, to world championships November 19.
The first was Execute A Score in weanling stallions, a sorrel stallion by Execute and out of She Scores by Touchdown Kid. The colt won amateur weanling geldings November 11 with Rita and the All American Quarter Horse Congress Masters class with Ross earlier this year.
“I showed that colt’s mama, She Scores,” Ross said. “I was grand champion mare at Congress with her and then I came back here and I was world champion and Rita was world champion numerous times with her.
“I think (Execute A Score) could be one of the up and coming young studs. He’s N/N. He has tremendous balance, tremendous feet and legs. He’s got more than adequate amount of muscle and to have that breeding – especially on the bottom side – he could be one of the up and coming new sires.”
Ross pointed out that the colt has been shown to 10 judges between open and amateur week during the 2010 AQHA World Championship Show and has placed first under all 10 of them.
“That’s quite a feat in itself to come here of this caliber of competition and have 10 firsts,” he said.
After taking Execute A Score back to his stall, Ross turned to Pizzazzy Lady and the aged mares class. Pizzazzy Lady is a 2005 sorrel mare by Misters Pizzazz and out of Lady Sierras by Sierras Sonny.
Rita bought the mare after the 2009 Adequan Select World Championship Show and the mare was the 2009 world champion aged mare just two months later. On November 19, she defended her title.
“I’ve had some great mares – Precious Mister, She Scores, Kids Keeping Cool – this mare, she’s with them,” Ross said. “She has so much balance and charisma, and she moves like a racehorse. I’ve looked at a lot of horses in my life. and I don’t if there’s a place I could pick this mare (apart) from head to toe. She’s as complete a horse as I’ve ever had.”
Execute A Score is in training with AQHA Professional Horseman Jim McKillips in Beloit, Wisconsin. Pizzazzy Lady is in training with Ross, and her future is uncertain, though she has four embryo foals due.
“We don’t know if we’re going to show her next year or if she’s retired,” he said. “When everything slows down after the holidays, Rita and Jim and I will visit on what we’re going to do with her.”