AMARILLO, Texas – American Quarter Horse exhibitor Kelli Cartwright of Winston, Oregon will be competing in the Ford American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City, July 31 – August 8.
Cartwright will be among nearly 2,000 youths, ages 18 & under, from the United States, Canada and other countries participating in the show. She will compete with her American Quarter Horse Cattins Lil Cracker, a 14-year-old Sorrel mare in Barrel Racing, Stake Race, and Pole Bending.
The Ford AQHYA World Championship Show is an invitational event that showcases top American Quarter Horse Youth exhibitors, so the competition promises to be intense and exciting. Youth will compete for 33 world championship titles, as well as prizes from American Quarter Horse Association sponsors. Exhibitors must have earned a predetermined number of points at American Quarter Horse Association-approved shows between May 1, 2008 and April 30, 2009 or be one of four entries in each event selected to represent each affiliate American Quarter Horse Youth association.
The 2009 Ford AQHYA World Championship Show is sponsored by Bank of America, Bayer, B&W Hitches, Featherlite, Ford, John Deere, Justin Boots, Markel Insurance, MD Barns, Montana Silversmiths, Nutrena, Professional’s Choice, WehterBeeta and Wrangler. Additional sponsors include Cripple Creek Outerwear, Kiser Arena Services, The American Quarter Horse Journal and Metro Golf Cars.
The American Quarter Horse Journal will provide online coverage of the Ford Youth World Show, including special feature stories, interviews and photos of the world champions. Visit www.aqhajournal.com for up-to-date results and to watch the show via the Fort Dodge Webcam.
Cartwright is the 15-year-old daughter of Mary Cartwright and is a freshman at Douglas High School.