2021 AQHA VRH World John Deere VRH Double-Qualifying Incentive Recipients

2021 AQHA VRH World John Deere VRH Double-Qualifying Incentive Recipients

AQHA awarded $20,000 to competitors through the John Deere Double-Qualifying Incentive at the 2021 AQHA VRH World.

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The American Quarter Horse Association awarded $20,000 through the John Deere VRH Double-Qualifying Incentive to exhibitors at the 2021 AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships. This special side pot was available only to AQHA VRH World competitors who met the qualifying requirements in 2020 and 2021.

The John Deere Double-Qualifying Incentive awarded a total side pot of $20,000 to the highest-placing 2020 and 2021 qualifiers in each division:

  • Junior Division

      • CR Wood She Bea Star and Charles Pellham – $2,000

      • Chica Three Boons and Michelle Pellham – $1,000

  • Senior Division

      • Raised On It and Mike Major – $2,000

      • Bourbon N Branch and Leanne E. Jetton – $1,000

  • Cowboy Division

      • TRR Lil Shining Palo and Kaitlin H. Kirsch – $1,700

      • Rusty Dun It Smart and Susan Crews Major – $800

  • Amateur Division

    • Precious Metalz and Stefani Wagley – $2,000

    • Opus Cat Olena and Jecca Ostrander – $1,000

  • Limited Amateur Division

    • Boots Be Tuff and Larry Walker – $2,000

    • Angies Metallic Time and Melinda Mayes-Kelly – $1,000

  • Youth Division

    • Boons Gallito Rojo and Lane Andrew Johnson – $1,000

    • Rey Out There and Mead William Gerfen – $500

  • Limited Youth Division

    • SF Jack Pot and Caleigh Iwanski – $1,000

    • DCC Sabe Pepto and Brie Riley – $500

AQHA also presented an additional incentive to recognize exhibitors who missed their last year of youth and horses who missed their last year of junior eligibility due to the cancellation of the 2020 AQHA VRH World. A $1,000 award and custom-made set of romal reins were presented to Megan Newlon, riding Langtrees CD, as the highest-placing rider born in 2001, who was qualified to compete as an all-around youth or limited youth at the 2020 AQHA VRH World. Raised On It, shown by Mike Major, was the highest-placing American Quarter Horse foaled in 2014 that was qualified to compete as an all-around junior horse at the 2020 AQHA VRH World. Raised On It received $1,000 and a custom-made set of romal reins.

For more information about the AQHA VRH World, visit www.aqha.com/versatility.

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