by Samantha EckertThe American Quarter Horse Journal
AQHA Professional Horseman Gene Parker leads Doinmythang to the yearling geldings world title for owner and breeder Amy Britt. Journal photo.
Doinmythang was led by AQHA Professional Horseman Gene Parker to the AQHA world champion title in yearling geldings November 18. The Britts' homebred gelding was first on three of the five judges' cards.
“It’s a blessing,” says owner Amy Britt of Lumberton, South Carolina.
Amy and her husband, Steve, bred and fit this 2010 sorrel gelding.
“We had the sire and the dam,” Steve says. “We raised him. We’ve had him his whole life and trained him ourselves. We were fortunate enough to get Gene to show him for us. It’s a good feeling.”
Doinmythang is by JMK Details Details by Mr Yella Fella and out of One Classy Mama, who is by Kids Classic Style.
Amy and Steve were flanked by their son and daughter, who proudly held up the gold world championship trophy and neck wreath. The family was all smiles coming off their reserve champion title that Amy and Doinmythang earned at the 2011 All American Quarter Horse Congress in World Confirmation Horse Association Non-Pro Yearling Geldings Stretch Bradley Memorial Stakes.
“He’s good minded,” Steve says about the gelding. “My wife showed him in WCHA and she was reserve. He’s a real good-minded horse. He felt a little good today but he’s a real nice horse, easy to be around.”
Amy and Steve also showed their gelding at the 2011AQHA Region 10 Championship and won the amateur stallions 2-and-under class and the open yearling stallions class.
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This was the Britt family’s first trip to an AQHA world show. They explained how much it meant to them to win their first world title.
“That’s it,” Steve says about his homebred gelding winning the class. “It’s the most you can hope for. And especially breeding them and raising them yourself. I think that’s the ultimate. This is our first time comin’ to the World Show so it’s pretty cool.”
“We’ve enjoyed it,” Amy says about their first World Show experience.
After the halter community was struck with the tragic trailer accident last week, the Britt family was happy just to be here.
“Thank the lord, first off,” Steve says, “for allowing us to get here safe, a good trip and a good horse. And thank Gene for showin’ him and taking care of him for us.”