Local Paint Horse youth competitor Tanner Baker of Alvord captured a World Championship title recently at the 2009 Summer World Championship Paint Horse Show. The show, held in Fort Worth June 24 through July 4, is one of the American Paint Horse Association’s (APHA) premier events.
Baker captured the Championship in Youth Goat Tying 13 & Under showing Watch Me Paint, a 20-year-old gelding owned by his rider. In the class, contestants are timed on their ability to tie three legs of a goat, which is tied to a stake in the center of the arena. Baker bested a field of five for the win.
Youth are classified as competitors aged 18 and under who are required to show a self- or family-owned horse.
Stevi Jay Roubion of Paradise captured two World Championship titles at the 2009 Summer World Championship Paint Horse Show.
Roubion claimed the Championships in Amateur Goat Tying and Amateur Heading showing Little Joe Black, a 10-year-old gelding owned by Steve and Sondra Roubion. The pair bested fields of seven and 24, respectively.
Amateurs are competitors age 19 and over. They are required to show a self- or family-owned horse and cannot show, ride, judge or train horses for payment.
Jack Waggoner of Bridgeport captured the Championship in Amateur Cutting showing Cats Illusion, a 6-year-old stallion owned by Jack and Susan Waggoner. In the class, horses must calmly enter a herd of cattle, drive and separate a single cow then keep it from re-entering the herd. This is repeated until time runs out. Jack bested a field of 19 for the win.