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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2012 9:00 am | Updated: 2:44 pm, Mon Jun 10, 2013.

Award-winning horse trainer and coach Quintana Garcia, of Garcia Performance Horses in Union, added a few more titles to her credit after competing in the 2012 American Ranch Horse Association (ARHA) World Championship Show held July 16-21 at Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio.

She took first, second and third in the Junior Ranch Horse Trail with three horses.

Pinecone took first as World Champion; Sandy placed second and was named Reserve World Champion; and J.C. (named so because he was born on Easter) placed third.

Ten horses from all over the country competed.

Horses had to navigate through typical obstacles they would encounter on a trail ride, said Garcia, things like opening a gate, stepping off of a log, walking over a log and walking over a bridge, for example.

Garcia and J.C. also won the 2-year-old In-Hand Trail competition, similar to the Junior Ranch Horse Trail only for horses just 2 or younger. There were five entries.

And Garcia and Sandy won Reserve World Champion in the Junior Ranch Riding for Horses 5 and Under. There were 11 horses in the contest.

Garcia is the only trainer in the American Ranch Horse Association who cross enters horses in various categories.

Training since she was 16, Garcia has been competing since 2007 and has won numerous awards.

In 2008 she won the National High Point All-Around Horse on Lady Bird Lark, who is now retired.

Garcia also is a carded ARHA judge.

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