Journal at the World

August 23, 2013

In Full Swing

The 2013 Adequan Select World Championship Show kicks off today in Amarillo.

American Quarter Horse Association 2013 World Championship Show

The 2013 Adequan Select World Championship Show kicks off today in Amarillo.

Exhibitors at the American Quarter Horse Association’s 2013 Adequan Select World Championship Show shined their boots and dusted off their hats for the first day of competition in Amarillo. Classes began at noon at the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, with prelims in cutting followed by finals in performance halter stallions, performance halter geldings and performance halter mares.

The Adequan Select World has a variety of events and activities for competitors, friends, family and spectators to take part in throughout the show, including free Nutrena Ride the Rail/Ride the Pattern clinics taught by AQHA Professional Horsemen.

Attendees can also look forward to receptions and parties during the show. Everyone is invited to the barn party at 6:30 p.m. on August 25 and the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum party at 7 p.m. on August 27. For information on other receptions and parties, view the schedule.

The Adequan Select World is the world’s largest, single-breed championship horse show open exclusively to amateur exhibitors age 50 and over. This is the pinnacle event for Select amateur competitors around the world who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to secure a spot in each of the classes, representing English, over fences, western, speed, cattle and halter events.

Adequan, the title sponsor of the Adequan Select World, is the official equine joint therapy of AQHA. When you choose a joint therapy for your horses, choose Adequan.

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

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