OCTOBER 16, 2013
Shea Graham wins Novice Youth All-Around 13-&-Under title
The American Quarter Horse Association, Las Vegas – Shea Graham of Cave Creek, Arizona, captured the Novice Youth All-Around 13-&-Under title at the 2013 SmartPak American Quarter Horse Association West Novice Championship Show in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 6.
Graham showed her American Quarter Horse, Lets Talk About AOK, who is a 2000 bay gelding. Lets Talk About AOK, sired by Sweet Talkin Chip and out of Hot Spiced Rum by TNT Fluid Fred, was bred by Arlie King of Marion, Illinois.
The Novice Youth All-Around 13-&-Under received a prize package that included Montana Silversmiths spurs, a WeatherBeeta blanket and a Professional’s Choice western saddle pad.
Novice competitors must qualify for this event nationally or through an affiliate to compete in each of the classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. More than 1,400 entries competed for top honors at the SmartPak West Novice Championship. The show was held October 2-6 at South Point Arena & Equestrian Center.
For full results and coverage from the Novice championship shows, visit www.aqha.com/novicechampionships.
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 280,000 people in 86 countries and has registered more than five million horses in 95 countries.
SmartPak is proud to be the title sponsor for the SmartPak West Novice Championship. Other corporate partner and show event contributors include Adequan, B&W Trailer Hitches, Farnam, Justin Boots, Merial, Nutrena, Professional’s Choice, WeatherBeeta and Michael Gaughan’s South Point Arena and Equestrian Center.