By: Brittany Bevis
Amateur Halter classes dominate the schedule today here at the AQHA World Show. Josh Weakly led FF Rumerz Has It to win Amateur 2-Year-Old Mares. Reserve was FG Charismatic, led by Susan Drawdy. Third was Rumerz Voodoo, led by Sarah Headley. Fourth was Talk To My Agents and Chris Page. Fifth was Kanapali Dolly and Corinne English.
Weakly was at the lead of a Rumerz- bred sorrel mare that he has owned since she was a young prospect. “We bought her as a baby,” he says. “She did well as a baby, in Iowa, but we didn’t show her last year, because she needed to grow up a bit. We thought she would be a nice mare that we needed to wait on.”
“She’s very balanced, pretty in the head and shoulder, and she matches very well and is pretty hocked. She’s just what a Quarter Horse mare should look like. She stood up and showed well today.”
Earlier in the show, Josh also won Amateur Weanling Colts with Hippiesandkowboys and Amateur 3-Year-Old Geldings with Tattle Tailz. He’s proud to say that his wife, Kaleena, was Reserve in Amateur Yearling Fillies and Amateur Showmanship, so the whole family will be leaving the show with a full trophy collection.
Richard Donnelly was at the lead of his homebred Jack E Boy to win Amateur 2-Year-Old Geldings.
“He’s by a stallion that we had, Hez Outa The Box, that we raised and was a three-time World Champion also,” Richard says. “Jack E Boy is now a three-time World Champion as well. It’s kind of a coincidence, but the sire… his last World Championship was earned on this day four years ago. What a coincidence!”
Richard says his favorite thing about Jack E Boy is his gentle disposition. “He’s just like his daddy. He’s continued to mature, and we’ve been very fortunate that he’s been in the right hands and we’ve been able to develop him like he’s supposed to. Ross Roark has done a great job, and it’s been a great journey so far that will only continue to get better.”
“When he was two days old and started to fill out a bit, we could see all the pieces that were there. Several great horsemen came by our place when he was 30 days old and they all concurred. We were extremely fortunate. His mother, Lil Surfer Girl, is a 5-time World Champion, who has some great traits as well.”
The winner of Amateur 2-Year-Old Stallions was GetOverThisKid, led by Kim Anding. Reserve was TB Only The Lonely and Kate Jackson. Third was Heartthrobz and Matthew Nash.
The Amateur 3-Year-Old Mares L1 class was won by Jenni Kerns and Intrigueing. Reserve was Miss Eminent Domain and Tyler Wells. Third was Smokin Hot Diva and Heather Sutton.
Amateur 3-Year-Old Mares was won by KR Xfiniti and JR Cook. Reserve was Sheza Fearles Diva with Shirley McCary. Third was Magnificense and Katie Fox.
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