World Show Wrap-Up

The American Quarter Horse Journal - The American Quarter Horse Association crowned 94 world champions in Oklahoma City during the Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open World Championship Show November 6-20.

AQHA world champions received a prize package that included a Montana Silversmiths sterling-silver buckle with 14-karat gold overlay, a neck wreath, custom-designed gold-tone trophy, specially designed and logoed Cripple Creek jacket, medallion, a pair of smooth ostrich Techno Crepe Justin Boots, Professional’s Choice products, 100 pounds of Nutrena feed as well as a cash prize.

Meet each of our newly crowned AQHA world champions, and learn more about their accomplishments at

AQHA also recognized some of the top competitors at the World Show, including the Farnam Superhorse, the Oklahoma Leading Owner and the Farnam All-Around Amateur.  

The Farnam Superhorse award is the top honor at the World Show, awarded to the horse who earns the most points in three or more events in two categories during FedEx Open Week at the show. The winning owner receives $25,000 plus $2,000 of Farnam product, a WeatherBeeta blanket and an original Lisa Perry bronze.
This year’s Farnam Superhorse Award was presented to Play Dual Rey and his owner, the Play Dual Rey Partners of Whitesboro, Texas. The stallion was shown in five events.

The Oklahoma City Leading Owner was presented to Rita Crundwell of Dixon, Illinois, who earned the most points with horses entered and shown during FedEx open week.

This is the seventh year in a row that Crundwell has won the bronze commissioned and presented by the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, which has presented the award since 1984.

During Bank of America Amateur Week, Adelaide Moncrief of Fort Worth, Texas was named the Farnam All-Around Amateur with her 1996 bay gelding Steady Spirit. Adelaide and Steady Spirit competed in all the amateur over-fences classes.

The Farnam All-Around Amateur received $15,000 plus $1,000 in Farnam products, a WeatherBeeta blanket and an original Lisa Perry bronze.

The AQHA World Show is the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show. This is the pinnacle event for owners and exhibitors around the world, who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to secure a spot in each of the 94 classes representing English, western and halter disciplines. More than 3,300 entries from the United States and 12 other countries competed at this year’s event, vying for more than $2.6 million in cash and prizes.

Full coverage and results from the AQHA World Show is available at

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