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Horse bred by local man earns international honors
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Forsyth County News

A horse bred by a local American Quarter Horse breeder recently earned honors at the 2012 FedEx Open American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show.

Intoxikating, bred by Randy Wilson of Cumming, received top marks in the aged geldings category at the show last month in Oklahoma City.

The horse is owned by Jack Shawver of Olney, Ill. Intoxikating was born in 2006 and was shown at the world championship by Buddy Laney of Cherryville, N.C.

Laney competed for more than $4,000 and a prize package that included a gold trophy, belt buckle, jacket and items such as a blanket, neck wreath, medallion and 100 pounds of feed for Intoxikating.

The world championship show is the pinnacle event for American Q-uarter Horse owners and exhibitors around the world.

Competitors must qualify for the event by earning a certain number of points at other events.

More than 3,500 entries from the U.S., Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands competed for 97 world championships at this year’s event.