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OKLAHOMA CITY — American Quarter Horse Hava Blue Boy, owned by Emily Houston Barton of Bluff Dale, captured the world champion junior tie-down roping title at the FedEx Open American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City on Nov. 20.

In the junior tie-down roping, 29 entries competed for world champion honors. Barton and Hava Blue Boy, who is a bay roan gelding, won the title and a prize package that includes a Montana Silversmiths sterling-silver buckle with 14-karat gold overlay, neck wreath, custom-designed gold-tone trophy, specially designed and logoed Cripple Creek jacket, medallion, pair of smooth ostrich Techno Crepe boots courtesy of Justin Boots, Professional’s Choice products, 100 pounds of Nutrena feed as well as a cash prize.

Hava Blue Boy was ridden by Robbie Schroeder of Gainesville.

Hava Blue Boy is sired by Duals Blue Moon and out of Dont Hava Cow by Freckles Playboy. The gelding was bred by Kay Floyd of Stephenville.

The 2010 AQHA World Championship Show is 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 classes representing English, western and halter disciplines. More than 3,300 entries from 13 countries are competing for more than $2.6 million in cash and prizes at this year’s event, Nov. 6-20, at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.