November 2, 2012
The 2012 AQHA World Show has officially started.
Exhibitors at the 2012 Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open World Championship Show kicked off the first day of competition November 2 in Oklahoma City.
Exhibitors and their American Quarter Horses filled the arenas at the State Fair Park for the two-week event. Pole bending competitors were the first to compete at 1 p.m. in the Jim Norick Arena, followed by barrel racing and stake race exhibitors.
This evening, AQHA Professional Horseman Terry Cross of Weatherford, Texas, will teach a free Ride the Pattern clinic on how to properly perform this year’s World Show amateur trail pattern.
“AQHA members have been working hard yearlong to qualify for the honor to compete at this year’s World Show in Oklahoma City,” said AQHA Executive Vice President Don Treadway Jr. “We want to welcome and congratulate all AQHA World Show contestants, and the Association looks forward to a great event and wishes everyone the best of luck!”
There is more fun to be had than just in the show pen – don’t miss the AQHA World Show special events and demonstrations, which continue through the end of the show on November 17. Join AQHA World Show exhibitors for world-class equine performances, top-notch western shopping and memory-making experiences.
Check out the full schedule of events and purchase your 2012 World Show tickets today.
The AQHA World Show is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse owners and exhibitors around the globe. Competitors and their American Quarter Horses compete yearlong to qualify for the honor of competing at this annual event. Exhibitors must qualify for the AQHA World Show by earning a predetermined number of points throughout the qualifying period to compete in each of the classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. Competitors at the 2012 AQHA World Show will vie for more than $3 million in cash and prizes, plus the honor of being crowned an AQHA world champion.
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