Wellington’s Wade Takes Third At Quarter Horse Show

Angela Wade of Wellington captured third place in amateur western horsemanship at the American Quarter Horse Association 2013 Bank of America Amateur World Championship Show on Wednesday, Nov. 13 in Oklahoma City. Wade showed the American Quarter Horse Smooth N Chocolatey, a 1997 chestnut gelding owned by Deborah Hearst of Wellington. Smooth N Chocolatey was bred by Dennis and Carol Kennedy of Springport, Mich.

In the amateur western horsemanship class, 56 entries competed for world-champion honors and a purse of $15,901.20. Third place received a prize package that included a custom-designed bronze trophy, specially designed logoed jacket courtesy of Cripple Creek Outerwear, Professional’s Choice sports medicine boots and a medallion.

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 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 are competing for 98 world championships at this year’s event, Nov. 8-23 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

Aside from title sponsor Bank of America, other sponsors include Adequan, B&W Trailer Hitches, Farnam, Ford, John Deere, Justin Boots, Markel Insurance, Merial, Montana Silversmiths, Nutrena, Professional’s Choice, SmartPak, WeatherBeeta, Wrangler, Zoetis and others. For more info., visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.

ABOVE: Angela Wade in action at the Oklahoma City show.