by Jody ReynoldsThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Gettin Magnumtized and Kylie Warn
Working 14th in the amateur reining finals order November 10 and knowing precisely what she had to do, newcomer to the AQHA World Championship Show Kylie Warn of Canby, Oregon, piloted longtime partner Gettin Magnumtized to a 216.5, giving her a half-point edge over the leading score and securing the gold trophy.
“It felt really good,” she told The American Quarter Horse Journal. “It was really exciting. He’s such a good horse and I’ve had him since he was 4. I know him really well. He’s always super honest and great in the pen.”
The amateur reining finals called for AQHA reining pattern No. 5, which Kylie took as a lucky sign.
“It’s one of my favorite patterns,” she said. “I think it’s just always stuck with me that it’s one I’ve always done really well with.”
Kylie picked up AQHYA World Championship Show accolades in the past, including a third and a sixth in youth reining. This is her first trip to the Bank of America Amateur World Championship Show.
“It’s a lot different from being a youth,” she said. “But it’s nice to be back here. I’d shown him in the (National Reining Horse Association) Derby in this pen, so it was familiar. But it had been so long that it’s good to be back.”
In addition to her favorite pattern, her draw also gave Kylie and “Maverick” an advantage.
“It was a great draw,” she said. “I couldn’t have been happier. I get on him really early and just trot him around. He doesn’t take a lot of work to warm up, so we just cruise until it’s our turn to go.”
When she’s not competing with her horses, Kylie is working toward her future show clothing business. In fact, she made the shirt she wore to earn her world championship.
And about the long hair Maverick is sporting: “We live in Oregon, and he goes in the pasture every day,” Kylie laughed. “It’s really hard to keep him show shiny and slick because he’s a horse. It (daily turnout) has contributed to his longevity as a show horse.”
Maverick, by Magnum Chic Dream and out of Getaway Lark by Rugged Lark, has earned more than $34,000 in NRHA earnings.
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