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November 7-22, 2014, Oklahoma City
Journal at the World

November 8, 2013

In Full Swing

The 2013 AQHA World Championship Show kicks off today in Oklahoma City.

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The 2013 AQHA World Championship Show kicks off today in Oklahoma City.

Exhibitors at the 2013 Bank of America Amateur and American Quarter Horse Association Open World Championship Show shined their boots and dusted off their hats for the first day of competition in Oklahoma City. Classes began at 1 p.m. in the Jim Norick Arena at State Fair Park, with prelims in junior and senior pole bending, junior and senior barrel racing, and amateur stake race.

The AQHA World Show has a variety of events and activities for competitors, friends, family and spectators, including free Nutrena Ride the Rail/Ride the Pattern clinics taught by AQHA Professional Horsemen. The first Ride the Rail/Ride the Pattern clinic, featuring trail, was this morning at 7 a.m. in the Performance Arena. Other free clinics this week include horsemanship, hunt seat equitation, ranch pleasure, showmanship and equitation over fences. See the World Show schedule for the tentative list of clinics and times.

Attendees can also look forward to receptions and parties during the show, beginning this evening at 7 p.m. with a barn party in Barn 3. For more information on special events at this year’s AQHA World Show, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.

The AQHA World Show is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse owners and exhibitors around the world, who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the classes representing English, over fences, western, speed, cattle and halter events.

More than 3,400 entries from the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Mexico and the United Kingdom are competing for 98 world championships at this year’s event.

Bank of America is a proud sponsor of the Bank of America Amateur AQHA World Championship Show. AQHA members can take advantage of exclusive checking and savings accounts, lines of credit and credit cards. Show your passion for horses and click here for more information or to open an account.

Be sure to check the full tentative schedule at www.aqha.com/worldshow.

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