OKLAHOMA CITY ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Cassandra M. Hall of Mexico, New York, captured the world champion jumping title at the Ford American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City on Saturday, August 9.
Hall showed her American Quarter Horse, Flash Of Lace, who is a 17-year-old palomino mare.
In the jumping competition, 39 entries competed for world champion honors. The dynamic duo completed the first round clean and in the jump off, completed the course clean again and in a time of 58.874. Hall and Flash Of Lace received a prize package that included a custom-designed gold-tone trophy, Montana Silversmiths buckle, Cripple Creek leather jacket, ProfessionalÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Choice product and a WeatherBeeta embroidered blanket.
The American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show is the worldÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s largest, single-breed youth world championship show. This is the pinnacle for youth around the world who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to earn the right to compete in each of the 33 classes representing halter, English, and western disciplines. With 2,750 entries, this yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s event is the largest on record. Competitors from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Israel and Venezuela competed at this yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s event, August 1 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ 9.