Northwest NEWS

August 7, 2000

Local News

Bothell rider to compete in World Championship


Jamie Cheatham and her American Quarter Horse, Gunna Rock.
Staff Reporter.

Quarter Horse enthusiast Jamie Cheatham, 16, of Bothell competed in the 29th Annual American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show & Convention in Fort Worth, Texas, August 4-12.
   Jamie was among 2,000 youths, age 18 and under, from the United States, Canada and several other countries participating in the show. She competed with her American Quarter Horse, Gunna Rock, an 8-year-old bay gelding in the Working Cow Horse and Reining events.
   The AQHYA World Championship Show is an invitational event which is a 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 AQHA-approved shows between May 1, 1999 and April 30, 2000; or be one of two entries in each event nominated to represent each provincial Quarter Horse youth association.
   Highlights of the show will air on "GMC America's Horse," AQHA's weekly television series on ESPN. The broadcast dates are Aug. 30, Sept. 6, and Sept. 13 all at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Jamie is the daughter of Dale and Nikki Cheatham of Bothell and is a senior at Bothell High. She trains with McAuslan Quarter Horses in Woodinville.