Amy Stoney, 20, of McClave, CO, showed Skeets Whizard to capture the World Championship title in Amateur Reining at the 2016 Lucas Oil American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show on November 13, 2016 in Oklahoma City. They also placed 6th in the 2016 Lucas Oil American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show Amateur Ranch Riding.
The American Quarter Horse, Skeets Whizard, is a 2009 sorrel gelding sired by Skeets Peppy and out of Whiz And Smoke, by Whizard Jac. He was bred by Tim Long of Eaton, CO. The Stoneys purchased Skeets Whizard, a.k.a. “Wilson”, as a 4 year old from long-time friend and fellow reiner, Tim Long, after seeing him at a reining event. He had been trained by Tim and professional horseman, Cody Stark. The pairing of Amy and Wilson has proved to be a match made in heaven. The team has earned a total of $47,375 at the most prestigious AQHA and NRHA (National Reining Horse Association) events over the past 3 years.
Amy also piloted a 2nd mount, Dunitwishashineyface, to a 7th place finish in the Level 2 Amateur Reining. Dunitwithashineyface is a 2012 bucksin gelding sired by Pale Face Dunit out of Shine On Tejon, by Tejons Peppy Doc.
At this year’s Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show, Amateur Reining entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $11,137. World champions received a prize package that included a custom-designed gold trophy, courtesy of the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show; Montana Silversmiths buckle; specially designed logoed jacket and world champion patch, courtesy of Cripple Creek Outerwear; neck wreath; and 100 pounds of Nutrena feed.
The Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship 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 4,900 entries from the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Switzerland, South Africa and the United Kingdom are competing for 99 world championships and 83 Adequan® Level 2 championship titles at this year’s event, November 3-19 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.