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Knapp named world champion in western riding competition

SUSAN KNAPP
SUSAN KNAPP

Susan Knapp of Van Meter, Iowa, captured the reserve world championship title in western riding at the 2013 Adequan Select American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show on August 31 in Amarillo, Texas.

Knapp showed the American Quarter Horse Heavenly Mac owned by Knapp Quarter Horse Farms LC of Van Meter. The 2004 sorrel gelding, sired by Macs Good N Plenty and out of Heavens Fantasy, was bred by Paula Briner of Weatherford, Texas.

In the western riding class, 40 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $8,000. Reserve world champions received a prize package that included a custom-designed silver trophy, Montana Silversmiths buckle, a specially designed logoed jacket, courtesy of Cripple Creek Outerwear, product from Tex Tan or WeatherBeeta and a medallion.

The Adequan Select World is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse exhibitors ages 50 and over from 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 1,280 entries from the United States and Canada are competing for 44 world championships at this year’s event, August 23-31 at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo.

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