Cushing named American Quarter Horse world champion

Corey Cushing (photo by The American Quarter Horse Journal)

Corey Cushing (photo by The American Quarter Horse Journal)

Corey Cushing of Scottsdale, captured the world championship title in senior working cow horse at the 2016 Lucas Oil American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show on Nov. 8 in Oklahoma City.

Mr. Cushing showed the American Quarter One Fine Vintage, owned by Robertson Ranches of Plymouth, Calif. The 2009 sorrel stallion, sired by One Time Pepto and out of Shiners Siena by Shining Spark, was bred by Bradley and Mary Robertson of Plymouth, Calif., according to a press release.

In the senior working cow horse class, 48 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $33,411.36.

World champions received a prize package that included a custom-designed gold trophy, courtesy of the Lucas Oil World; Montana Silversmiths buckle; specially designed logoed jacket and world champion patch, courtesy of Cripple Creek Outerwear; neck wreath; and 100 pounds of Nutrena feed.

The Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship 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, the release stated.

More than 4,900 entries from the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa and the United Kingdom are competing for 99 world championships and 83 Adequan (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) Level 2 championship titles at this year’s event, Nov. 3-19 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

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