2016 Miniature Horse WORLD Issues Fall/ November 2016 E-Magazine - Page 12

WORLD Show Wrapup 2016 Fort Worth, Texas K aycee Ann Lunde and Ten Ls Madison in The Buff were AMHA World Champions in the International Gamblers Choice Halter Class! This class offered any international guest a chance to show at the World venue. Exhibitors drew for the horse they would show in this special class and the beautiful horses were donated by top breeders and trainers. Congratulations to everyone who entered -some who had never shown before. Thanks to all who assisted in making this a memorable event for everyone! ! s n io t a l u t a r g n o C Susie Gunther of Dixie, WA was the Grand Prize Drawing winner of a FREE 4 night stay at the 2017 AMHA ANNUAL MEETING held at Southpoint Casino in Las Vegas. Courtesy of the AOTE Committee of AMHA Proceeds from this contest were used to fund the random awards given to the 3rd to 10th place winners of the AOTE World Show classes. (these chairs were a big hit with exhibitors!) Thank you AOTE Supporters and Sponsors! 10 Miniature Horse World FA L L 2016 Wall of Distinction The idea of featuring each of the AMHA World GRANDS on display at the World Show was vision of AMHA President, Joe Kahre and fulfilled by AMHA office staffers Earlene Tidwell, Rebecca Clark and Quintin Boehmisch. This amazing display offered everyone a glimpse into the colorful pageantry of past AMHA World Shows and methodical transformation of the winning horses pictured year to year. The exhibit proved to be one of the most popular and well received exhibits of the show. The final night of the World Show started with color guard performance organized by Bryce Baker of Piece of Me Miniatures. The exhibition was enhanced by an acapella version of America’s national anthem, masterfully sung by Tony Greaves of Little America Miniatures. The rendition along with the American flag flying -drill team performance brought teary eyes and chills. It was a most fitting ending to a ten-day extravaganza that will not soon be forgotten.