Kaydee Bennett, of Perry, is a world champion after competiting in the American Quarter Horse Youth Association world championship show in Oklahoma City. The competition started Aug. 2 and runs through Aug. 11.


Bennett, 14, is the world champion in the level 2 showmanship class for 13 and under. She went up against 161 in her class and came out as the world champion with her horse, Seventies Hotrod, or Kelso as Bennett calls him.


Bennett was also ninth overall in the level 2 showmanship class for 18 and under. She next competes in the level 3 showmanship class, as well as hunter under saddle.


Look for more updates on the Perry Chief website, www.theperrychief.com, as the competition finishes up this week.