winning horse

Pictured with runner-up horse Fancy to a Tee are (from left) Ric Keele of Utah, Mark Huckabee, Kathy Gilbert, Jess Gilbert, Barbara Maitia (of Barbara’s Custom Hats) and Bill Huckabee. Fancy to a Tee was raised by the Huckabee Ranch in Stephenville.

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Kathy Gilbert, of Waco, captured the reserve world championship title in 2-year-old mares at the 2017 Select American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in September.

Gilbert showed the American quarterhorse Fancy to a Tee, owned by Jess and Kathy Gilbert. The 2015 sorrel mare, sired by I Gotta Cool Secret and out of Koko Lady Te, was bred by Bill Huckabee of Huckabee Ranch in Stephenville.

In the 2-year-old mare class, 19 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $2,660.

Reserve world champions received a prize package that included a custom-designed silver trophy, Montana Silversmiths buckle, a specially designed logo jacket and a ribbon.

The Adequan Select World competition is the pinnacle event for American quarterhorse amateur 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.

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