Northwest NEWS

August 31, 1998

Local News

Bothell rider competes in world championship


Jamie Cheatham and her quarter horse, Double My Bizness

   American Quarter horse enthusiast, Jamie Cheatham, daughter of Dale and Nikki Cheatham of Bothell, competed in the 27th annual American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show and Convention in Fort Worth Texas, Aug. 7-15.
   She was among 2,000 youths, ages 18 and under, from the U.S. and several countries who participated in the show. She competed with her American Quarter Horse, Double My Bizness, a 6 year old gelding, in the Hunter Under Saddle class. She was also an alternative to compete in Hunt Seat Equitation. Jamie trains with McAuslan Quarter Horses of Woodinville.
   Although Jamie did not place, she had a wonderful time. Both she and her mother were amazed at the high level of the riders' skills and the quality of the horses. Nikki reported that Jamie is looking forward to competing again next year.
   The AQYHA World Championship Show is an invitational event which serves as the showcase for top American Quarter Horse Youth exhibitors. Young competitors vying for 30 world championship titles, as well as prizes, must have earned a predetermined number of points at American Quarter Horse Association approved shows between May 1, 1997 and April 30, 1998, or be one of two entries in each event nominated to represent each state's Quarter Horse youth association.