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DL man wins championship title in horse team penning

Pictured are AHQA manager of publicity Sarah Davisson, Scot Stetler, Bill Borgen, Sharon Lee Kuebker, Darby Freeman with Adequan, AQHA First Vice President Johnny Trotter and Kristen Lindhom and Valerie LaCrosse with SmartPak. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE JOURNAL

A Detroit Lakes man has captured a world championship title in team penning.

Bill Borgen of Moorhead, Sharon Lee Kuebker of Gurnee, Ill., and Scot Stelter of Detroit Lakes, captured the world championship title in team penning at the 2013 Adequan Select American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show on Aug. 25 in Amarillo.

Stelter showed his American Quarter Horse Wranglers Little Nic. The 2004 bay mare, sired by Starlights Wrangler and out of Smart Like Jewel, was bred by Travis Filipek of Oregon, Wis.

Borgen showed his American Quarter Horse Park It Hot. The 1994 sorrel mare, sired by The Hot Express and out of Park N Tina, was bred by Perry Corder of Crockett, Texas.

Kuebker showed her American Quarter Horse Athenacatalena. The 2009 sorrel mare, sired by Athena Puddy Cat and out of Salena Gold, was bred by Gerald Clement of Thompsons Station, Tenn.

In the team penning class, 114 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $22,800. World champions received a prize package that included a custom-designed gold trophy, Montana Silversmiths buckle, specially designed logoed jacket, courtesy of Cripple Creek Outerwear, product from Tex Tan or WeatherBeeta, neck wreath, a medallion and 100 pounds of Nutrena feed.

The Adequan Select World is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse exhibitors ages 50 and over from 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 1,280 entries from the United States and Canada competed for 44 world championships at this year’s event, Aug. 23-31, at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo.

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