Whitesboro youth wins world championship


OKLAHOMA CITY — Shyanne Smith of Whitesboro captured the world championship title in 3-year-old mares and third place in 2-year-old mares at the 2012 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show on Saturday in Oklahoma City.

Smith showed the American Quarter Horse, Emagining, who is a 2009 sorrel mare owned by Jason Smith of Whitesboro, in the 3-year-old mares class. Emagining, sired by Mr Eluzive and out of Call Me The First, was bred by Cathy Laurens of Scroggins, Texas.

In the 3-year-old mares class, 12 entries competed for world champion honors. Smith and Emagining received a prize package that included a custom-designed gold trophy, Montana Silversmiths buckle, specially designed logoed jacket, a WeatherBeeta embroidered blanket, world champion patch, neck wreath and gold medallion.

In the 2-year-old mares, Smith showed the American Quarter Horse, Entensify, who is a 2010 bay mare. Entensify, sired by Mr Elusive and out of Pretty Win Cool, was bred and is owned by Jason Smith of Whitesboro.

In the 2-year-old mares class, 12 entries competed for world champion honors. Smith and Entensify received a prize package that included a custom-designed bronze trophy, a WeatherBeeta embroidered blanket, a top-ten patch and bronze medallion.

Exhibitors, ages 18 and under, around the world, must qualify for the Ford Youth world event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the classes representing halter, English and Western disciplines. The 2,407 entries at this year’s event represent competitors from 49 of the United States, Canada, England, Sweden and Venezuela and are competing for 34 world championships. The show continues through Aug. 11 in Oklahoma City at State Fair Park.