Scottsdale youth captures title at AQHYA World Championship Show

Taylor Searles of Scottsdale has captured the world championship title in hunter under saddle at the 2016 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show. (Submitted photo)

Taylor Searles of Scottsdale has captured the world championship title in hunter under saddle at the 2016 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show. (Submitted photo)

Taylor Searles of Scottsdale has captured the world championship title in hunter under saddle at the 2016 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show on August 11 in Oklahoma City.

Ms. Searles showed the American Quarter Horse She Says Aloha, owned by Jim Searles, also of Scottsdale, according to a press release.

The 2010 bay mare, sired by Allocate Your Assets and out of Jazzy Details, was bred by Mr. Searles, the release states.

In hunter under saddle, 101 entries competed for world champion honors. World champions received a prize package that included a custom-designed gold trophy; Montana Silversmiths buckle; specially designed logoed jacket, courtesy of Cripple Creek Outerwear; world champion patch; neck wreath; Professional’s Choice product and gold medallion.

The Ford Youth World is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse exhibitors ages 18 and under 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.

More than 2,180 entries from the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom are competing for 35 world championships at this year’s event, August 5-13 in Oklahoma City.

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