Special to the E-T

Special to the E-T

OKLAHOMA CITY – Mark Johnson of Stephenville and his American Quarter Horse, Joe Dual, captured the Bank of America Amateur tie-down roping reserve world champion title at the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City Nov. 10.

In the tie-down roping, 32 entries competed for world champion honors. Johnson and Joe Dual, who is a 1995 chestnut gelding, won the reserve title and a prize package that includes a Montana Silversmiths sterling-silver buckle, sponsored by The American Quarter Horse Journal, medallion, custom-designed silver-tone trophy, specially designed and logoed Cripple Creek jacket, Professional’s Choice products, as well as a cash prize.

 Joe Dual is owned by Johnson, and is by Dual Pep and out of Fran Olena by Coral Lena. The gelding was bred by Bar H Ranch of Moscow, Tennessee.

 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.