During the past week, the Farnam Select All-Around Amateur contenders competed in a variety of events throughout the AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan). This year, 50 contenders competed for the Farnam Select All-Around Amateur award.
The Farnam Select all-around amateur is Jim Bound of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Bound showed American Quarter Horse Bound To Cash Chex, owned by Jax Bound of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. The 2007 palomino mare, by Nu Chex To Cash and out of SF Kings Firstlady, was bred by Hilldale Farm of Brashear, Texas. Bound and Bound To Cash Chex earned 60 points. They earned the world champion titles in tie-down roping and heading, reserve world champion title in breakaway, third place in ranch riding and seventh place in stake race.
Bound and Bound To Cash Chex received a prize package that included $10,000, plus $1,000 of Farnam product, an original Lisa Perry bronze and a rose bouquet.
The Farnam Select reserve all-around amateur is Karen Zarda of Olathe, Kansas. Zarda showed her homebred American Quarter Horse, Hooked Up N Hot. The 2010 bay mare is by One Hot Krymsun and out of A Shy Good N Plenty. Zarda and Hooked Up N Hot earned 26 points. They earned the world champion title in horsemanship and placed fifth in hunt seat equitation and 15th in trail.
Zarda and Hooked Up N Hot received a prize package of $2,500, plus $500 in Farnam product and a silver bowl.
The third-place Farnam Select all-around amateur is Rodger Call of Fort Worth, Texas. Call showed his American Quarter Horse, Go Big Sky. The 2001 gray gelding, by Skys Blue Boy and by Marks Favorite (TB), was bred by Melissa Cason of Bigfork, Montana. In the Farnam Select all-around competition, the pair earned 24.5 points. They won the world champion title in working hunter and reserve world champion title in pleasure driving and placed fourth in hunter hack.
Call and Go Big Sky also received the 2016 Gene Graves Super-Select Special Recognition Award. The 2016 Gene Graves Super-Select Special Recognition Award was presented to the Super-Select exhibitor, age 70 and over, earning the greatest number of points in competition at this year’s show. This year, 65 exhibitors qualified to compete for the award. Call and Go Big Sky received a specially designed plaque. In addition to their classes for the Farnam Selectall-around competition, they placed seventh in equitation over fences. Call and Go Big Sky earned a total of 28.5 points to be named the Gene Graves Super-Select Special Recognition Award winner.
The fourth-place Farnam Select all-around amateur is Cynthia Tripoli of Seguin, Texas. Tripoli showed her homebred American Quarter Horse, Imaka Better Beau. The 2005 brown gelding is by Go Grey Beu (TB) and out of Perfect Scenario. Tripoli and Imaka Better Beau earned 24 points in three classes. They earned 24 points and won the reserve world champion titles in working hunter, equitation over fences and jumping.
The fifth-place Farnam Select all-around amateur is Pamela Meltzer of Olathe, Kansas. Meltzer showed her American Quarter Horse, Do You Got Zip. The 2003 bay gelding, by Do You Have A Minute and out of Pull My Zippa, was bred by Mitchell Dekeyser of Colbourne, Ontario. The pair earned 22 points and won the world champion title in hunter hack and placed sixth in working hunter and equitation over fences.
The Farnam Select all-around amateur third- through fifth-place award winners received a prize package that included $1,000, plus $250 in Farnam product.
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The Adequan® Select World is the world’s largest, single-breed championship horse show open exclusively to amateur exhibitors age 50 and over. This is the pinnacle event for Select amateur competitors around the world who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to secure a spot in each of the classes, representing English, over fences, western, speed, cattle and halter events.