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Local woman wins world championship title

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE JOURNAL - Stephanie Richardson of Wilsonville captured the world championship title in amateur western horsemanship at the American Quarter Horse Association 2013 Bank of America Amateur World Championship Show on Nov. 13 in Oklahoma City.   Stephanie Richardson of Wilsonville captured the world championship title in amateur western horsemanship at the American Quarter Horse Association 2013 Bank of America Amateur World Championship Show on Nov. 13 in Oklahoma City.

Richardson showed her homebred American quarter horse Kickin Axe in Levis. Kickin Axe in Levis is a 2007 chestnut gelding sired by Sudden Inclination and out of Lazy Levis.

In the amateur western horsemanship class, 56 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $15,901.20. World champions received a prize package that included a custom-designed gold trophy, a Montana Silversmiths belt buckle, specially designed logoed jacket, an embroidered blanket, neck wreath, a medallion and 100 pounds of Nutrena feed.

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 halter, English and western disciplines. More than 3,390 entries from the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Mexico and the United Kingdom competed for 98 world championships at this year’s event in Oklahoma City.

Web: aqha.com/worldshow.



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