2012 Youth Yearling Geldings

Story & Photo by Jessica Hein | Paint Horse Journal | June 24, 2012

Bartwo Sweet Mr helped 15-year-old Quinn McCulley earn his second world championship buckle, coming in Youth Yearling Geldings. .

Bartwo Sweet Mr makes it two for Quinn McCulley.

At the 2011 AjPHA Youth World Show, Quinn McCulley of Brenham, Texas, finally captured his first world championship title after five previous tries, winning the Youth 3-Year-Old Geldings class with Bartwo Classic Kid. For 2012, Quinn handed Bartwo Classic Kid’s lead shank to his sister, Kaitlyn, and instead showed Bartwo Sweet Mr, a yearling gelding. The decision proved wise: Quinn nabbed a world championship with “Rudy” in Youth Yearling Geldings and then watched Kaitlyn win a reserve world championship with his former horse. The Paint Horse Journal caught up with Quinn after his class. 

Q: Congratulations, Quinn! Tell me about your horse.

Quinn: His name is Bartwo Sweet Mr; he’s a yearling gelding. He can be a handful. Once you get used to showing him, he’s OK, but he makes you work for it.

Q: What do you think the judges appreciated about Rudy?

Quinn: Just his massive muscle.

Q: What was your goal coming into the World Show?

Quinn: Just to have fun.

Q: What do you like about the World Show?

Quinn: You get to hang out with friends, do what you love, and hang out with horses.

Q: Do you have any more classes to show?

Quinn: No, but my sister is showing.

Q: How are you going to celebrate your win?

Quinn: Go have more fun!

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World Champion Stats

Horse: Bartwo Sweet Mr, a 2011 red roan overo gelding
Pedigree: The Package (QH) x Sweet And Decisive
 Quinn McCulley, Kenney, Texas
Owner: Robert and Susan McCulley, Kenney, Texas
Trainer: Josh Larman, Pilot Point, Texas
Breeder: John Tuder, Columbia, Tennessee
Total Class Entries: 7

World Champion Prizes: Gist buckle, courtesy of APHA; monogramed jacket, courtesy of APHA and Tioga Territory; travel chair, courtesy of Paint Horse Journal; $50 APHA General Store gift certificate, courtesy of APHA; and AjPHA letter jacket patch, courtesy of APHA.