Joaquin Youth Takes Equine I.Q. Win at Fort Worth Stock Show

January 19, 2018 Fort Worth, Texas – Lucinda Rose David of Joaquin, Texas, won first place in the Junior Division of the Equine I.Q. Contest January 15 at the legendary Fort Worth Stock & Rodeo. She is a third grader and the daughter of Chance and Julie David.

Created in partnership with the Texas A&M University Equine Initiative, the Equine I.Q. contest is designed to test a youth’s knowledge in a variety of fields such as horse anatomy, feeding, care, terminology and similar topics.

Entrants participated in three age divisions, Juniors – ages 8 to 10, Intermediate – ages 11 to 13, and Senior – ages 14 to 18. A format requiring both oral and written answers challenged the participant’s ability to not only write well, but respond extemporaneously. Senior finalists presented a five-minute speech on current issues facing the horse industry. A total of $40,000 in scholarships were offered.

The Texas A&M University Equine Initiative combines the experience of the equine programs and faculty at Texas A&M to better serve the equine industry of Texas, the nation and the world. More information can be found at

Elite rodeo action, top livestock and equestrian competition, and outstanding entertainment during 23 fun-filled days, January 12 through February 3, is what makes the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo the place to be. Get your tickets today and enjoy a lively western heritage experience. For more information or to purchase tickets visit Ordering tickets is also made easy by calling (817) 877-2420. Get ready for Buck, Sweat & Steers – get out to the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

To see the complete 2018 Equine I.Q. Contest Results, click here.