Relanders of Aledo breed AQHA World Champion

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The 2006 bay American Quarter Horse gelding One Lazy Investment earned the world championship in junior western pleasure on Nov. 19 at the 2011 American Quarter Horse Association FedEx Open World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. One Lazy Investment was bred by Steve and Tanya Relander of Aledo, Tanya won the amateur western pleasure world championship on the horse in 2010.

One Lazy Investment was shown by Kenneth Lakins Jr. of Wilmington, Ohio. The gelding was sired by Lazy Loper and out of January Investment.

In the junior western pleasure class, 40 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $22,898. One Lazy Investment and owner Peek Owen of Piedmont, South Carolina, received a prize package that included a custom-designed gold trophy, Montana Silversmiths buckle, specially designed logoed jacket sponsored by Cripple Creek Outerwear, a pair of smooth ostrich Techno Crepe boots courtesy of Justin Boots, Professional’s Choice products, 100 pounds of Nutrena feed, neck wreath and medallion.

The AQHA Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open World Championship Show is the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show and 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 94 classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. The 3,572 entries at this year’s event represent competitors from 42 of the United States, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico and Venezuela. The show is being held November 5-19 at the Oklahoma City State Fair Park.

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