2017 Lucas Oil Superhorse Crowned

Courtesy of American Quarter Horse Association

BFR Igniting Sparks wins the Lucas Oil Superhorse title at the 2017 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show.

Top exhibitors and horses from around the world competed at the 2017 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. The 2017 Lucas Oil Superhorse Award is the top honor at the Lucas Oil World. The Lucas Oil Superhorse title is awarded to the horse that earns the most points in three or more Level 3 events in three categories during the show. This year, 27 contenders competed to take home this prestigious award.

On November 16, BFR Igniting Sparks, owned by Beechfork Ranch of Weatherford, Texas, was crowned the 2017 Lucas Oil Superhorse. The 2009 palomino stallion by Shining Spark and out of Sliden Wright By was bred by G. Scott Gaddy of Clements, California. BFR Igniting Sparks was shown by Matt Koch of Douglas, Wyoming; Jeff Chapman of Union, Mississippi; Jay Lyn Wadhams of Pueblo, Colorado; and Dustin Rogers of Pueblo, Colorado. The team earned 51 points by earning the world championship title in senior working cow horse, reserve world championship title in senior heading and placed fourth in senior tie-down roping, placed ninth in senior ranch riding and aged stallions, and was a finalist in senior heeling and senior reining.

Placing fifth in the Superhorse race was Satin Lil Kat, owned by Shank Stephens of Hinton, Oklahoma. The 2011 bay stallion, by Hesa Peculiar Cat and out of Ripped In Satin, was bred by Yarenis Diaz and Alberto Gonzalez of Miami. Satin Lil Kat was shown by Steven Orth of Guthrie, Oklahoma, and earned a total of 23 points. Satin Lil Kat placed fifth in senior heading and senior heeling and 10th in performance halter stallions.