Nov. 8, 2011
Information courtesy of The American Quarter Horse Journal
Photo courtesy of The American Quarter Horse Association
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Gamecock senior captain Maggie Fortune and her American Quarter Horse, Fantastic Invitation, placed ninth in Amateur Horsemanship at the 2011 Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show. Fortune competed for the Amateur Horsemanship world champion title at AQHA World Show.
Fortune and Fantastic Invitation received a prize package of specially designed logo jacket and top-10 patch, courtesy of Cripple Creek Outerwear and medallion.
Fantastic Invitation is owned by the Fortune family of West Hartford, Conn.
The AQHA Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open World Championship Show is the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show and the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse owners and exhibitors around the world, who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the 94 classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. The 3,572 entries at this year’s event represent competitors from 42 of the United States, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico and Venezuela. The show is being held November 5-19 at the Oklahoma City State Fair Park.
The Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open World Championship Show is made possible by Adequan, Bank of America, B&W Trailer Hitches, Farnam, FedEx, Ford, John Deere, Justin Boots, Markel, Merial, Montana Silversmiths, Nutrena, Pfizer, Professional’s Choice, SmartPak, WeatherBeeta and Wrangler.
Founded in 1940, the American Quarter Horse Association is the largest equine breed organization in the world. With headquarters in Amarillo, Texas, AQHA has a membership of more than 300,000 people in 86 countries and has registered more than five million horses in 95 countries.