Champlin wins world title |

Champlin wins world title

Special to The R-C

Laurel Champlin of Gardnerville captured the world championship title in amateur hunter under saddle at the 2012 Bank of America Amateur American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show on Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

Champlin showed her American Quarter Horse Look N Hott a 2007 bay gelding. Look N Hott, sired by Hot N Blazing and out of Regal Marie, was bred by Susan Bernhard of Germantown, Wis.

In the amateur hunter under saddle class, 46 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $13,611.40.

World champions received a prize package that included a custom-designed gold trophy, Montana Silversmiths buckle, specially designed logoed jacket, courtesy of Cripple Creek Outerwear, a WeatherBeeta embroidered blanket, neck wreath, a medallion and 100 pounds of Nutrena feed.

The AQHA World Show is 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 classes representing halter, English and western disciplines.

More than 3,590 entries from the United States, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom and the Netherlands are competing for 97 world championships at this year’s event, which runs through Nov. 17 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.