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Twelve NRCHA Shows Approved For APHA World Show Qualifying

LenasBuddyNic BButtarsLenas Buddy Nic, a Paint gelding shown by Brandon Buttars and owned by Bitterroot Springs Ranch, at the 2014 NRCHA Hackamore Classic, an event that counts toward APHA World Show qualification.The quest to qualify Paint working cow horses for the American Paint Horse Association (APHA’s) annual World Show is now simpler, thanks to an agreement between APHA and the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA).

Twelve NRCHA shows will automatically count toward APHA’s qualifying requirements for the 2014 or 2015 World Shows, which offer world championship and added money classes for Open and Amateur competitors. 

Each of the following shows counts for a minimum of one show. The number of judges is indicated with each show. To qualify for the APHA World Show in working cow horse classes, a Paint Horse must have participated in at least two shows and been seen by four judges. Full qualification requirements for the APHA World Show are online at oawcs.apha.com/qualifiers; no qualification is required to participate in the AjPHA Youth World Championship Show, which takes place annually in June and July. 

2014 World Show Qualifying (August 1, 2013-July 31, 2014)

March 30 – April 5:  NRCHA Stakes – Las Vegas, NV  (5 judges)

April 30 – May 4:  NRCHA Hackamore Classic – Pueblo, CO  (2 judges)

May 16 – 18:  Twisted Wire Derby & Horse Shows 1, 2 & 3 – Great Falls, MT  (1 judge)

May 23 – 25:  Southwest RCHA May Shindig Derby – Graham, TX  (2 judges)

June 9 – 14:  NRCHA Derby – Paso Robles, CA  (5 judges)

June 20 – 22:  Colorado RCHA Mountain High Horse Show & Bridle Spectacular – Estes Park, CO  (1 judge)

June 21 – 22:  North Central RCHA Slide Into Summer Horse Show – North Branch, MN  (1 judge)

July 3 – 6:  Colorado RCHA Firecracker Special – Castle Rock, CO  (2 judges)

July 16 – 20:  East Coast Reined Cow Horse Classic – Murfreesboro, TN  (2 judges)

2015 World Show Qualifying (August 1, 2014-July 31, 2015)

August 14 – 17:  SRCHA Rode To Reno – Fort Worth, TX  (2 judges)

Sept 22 – Oct 4: NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity – Reno, NV(5 judges)

Oct 23 – 26:  SRCHA Fall Festival- Stephenville, TX  (1 judge)

APHA has a similar agreement in place with the National Reining Horse Association and hopes to have one with the National Cutting Horse Association soon.