November 2011–The Farnam Superhorse award is the top honor at the AQHA World Show. It is awarded to the horse who earns the most points in three or more events in two categories during the show. The winning owner receives $25,000 plus $2,000 of Farnam product, a WeatherBeeta blanket and an original Lisa Perry bronze. There were 46 contenders for the Farnam Superhorse this year.
This year?s Farnam Superhorse Award was presented November 19 to Chex This Dually, who is owned by Donald Tisdall of Castle Rock, Colorado. Chex This Dually, sired by Please Send Money and out of Docs Fashion Model, was bred by Durwood Strube of Proctor, Texas. The 2001 sorrel gelding earned 49 points in three classes. He was shown by AQHA Professional Horseman J.D. Yates to the reserve world champion title in senior tie-down roping and senior heading and third place in senior heeling.
The reserve Farnam Superhorse is Rising Starlight, who is owned by Eric Dunn of Norwich, Kansas. Rising Starlight, sired by Little Bay Starlight and out of Peppys Hot Star, was bred by Casey Deary of Weatherford, Texas. The 2005 bay mare earned 43 points in three classes. She earned the world champion title in senior working cow horse and placed fourth in senior heading and fifth in senior heeling. The mare was shown by Corey Cushing and Steven Orth.
The reserve Farnam Superhorse receives $10,000 plus $1,000 in Farnam product.
Third through fifth place Farnam Superhorse finalists each receive $2,500 plus $500 in Farnam product.
- Placing Third is Must Be A Detail, who is owned by Highview Ranch QH Inc. The gelding earned 31 points competing in four classes. He earned the reserve champion title in senior pleasure driving and placed fourth in senior hunter hack, fifth in working hunter and sixth in hunter under saddle. Must Be A Detail, sired by Last Detail and out of Miss Boogie Bear. He was bred by Larry and Linda Whitaker of Rogers, Arkansas. The gelding was shown this week by Ryan Painter, Charlie Cole and Beth Case.
- Placing fourth is Vital Signs Are Good, who is owned by Joe and Karen Moran of Laguna Hills, California. The 2000 red roan mare, sired by Zippos Mr Good Bar and out of Vitalism, was bred by Kristin Rinkenberger of Morton, Illinois. Vital Signs Are Good earned 29 points, receiving reserve world champion titles in senior western pleasure and senior western riding. The mare was shown this week by Jason Martin and Charlie Cole.
- Placing fifth is Pink Jeans, who is owned by Eric and Wendy Dunn of Norwich, Kansas. Pink Jeans, sired by Levi Boon and out of JM Starlight Express, was bred by James McNulty Estate of Bakersfield, California. The 2006 red roan mare earned 21 points in two classes. She received the world champion title in junior tie-down roping and placed eighth in junior working cow horse. The mare was shown by Corey Cushing and J.D. Yates.
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