OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Natalie Vargo, of Plain City, captured the world championship title in hunter hack at the 2015 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show on Sunday, Aug. 2 in Oklahoma City.
Vargo showed her American Quarter Horse Art Of The Deal. The 2003 brown gelding, sired by Artful Investment and out of Skamokawa, was bred by Charlie Cole and Jason Martin, of Pilot Point, Texas.
In the hunter hack, 58 entries competed for world champion honors. 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; world champion patch; neck wreath; and gold medallion.
The Ford Youth World 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 2,100 entries from the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom are competing for 35 world championships at this year’s event, July 31 through Aug. 8 in Oklahoma City.
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