Scottsdale woman earns AQHA world championship title

Deanna Searles (photo by The American Quarter Horse Journal)

Deanna Searles (photo by The American Quarter Horse Journal)

American Quarter Horse Association Professional Horsewoman Deanna Searles of Scottsdale captured the world championship title in senior trail at the 2016 Lucas Oil American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show on Nov. 12 in Oklahoma City.

Ms. Searles showed the American Quarter Horse Suddenly A Good Bar, owned by Katherine Tobin of Scottsdale, according to a press release. The 2004 red roan gelding, sired by Zippos Mr Good Bar and out of Suddenly N Sync, was bred by Mills Quarter Horses of Marthasville, Mo.

In the senior trail class, 108 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $48,175.56.

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 Level 2 championship titles at this year’s event, Nov. 3-19 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

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