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Aug. 7, 2013

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Photo credit: Front page action photo courtesy of The American Quarter Horse Journal.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. – South Carolina rising sophomore Abigail Pait secured two top-10 finishes at the American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show on Tuesday in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Pait finished 8th in showmanship out of 176 competitors, while finishing 10th in horsemanship out of 175 competitors.

During her freshman campaign with the Gamecocks last season, Pait competed in a pair of horsemanship exhibitions, including a 72-69 win at No. 3 Oklahoma State on March 9. She was named to the Dean’s List and the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, and she was awarded a team letter.

The Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse exhibitors, ages 18 and under, 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 2,300 entries from the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Venezuela are competing for 35 world championships at this year’s event, August 2-10 in Oklahoma City.