The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) will continue its new Paint-specific reining awards program at the 2014 High Roller Reining Classic, set for Sept. 13-20 in Las Vegas.
The new partnership created between APHA and the High Roller Reining Classic features new opportunities for reining Paints.
Custom Gist buckles will be awarded in both aged events and ancillary classes. In aged events, the buckles will be awarded to the highest-placing registered Paint Horses. In the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Non-Pro, Rookie Non-Pro, Youth and Open classes, the buckles will go to the high-point Paint that competes in both slates of classes.
12 APHA buckles will awarded in the following events:
Lucas Oil Open Derby
Protect the Harvest Non-Pro Derby
High Roller Reining Classic Non-Pro Futurity
High Roller Reining Classic Open Futurity
Whizkey N Diamonds Open Stakes
Whizkey N Diamonds Non-Pro Stakes
SmartPak Non-Pro Maturity
Paint entries at Vegas are eligible for some important additional benefits, too. Exhibitors or owners who still need to register his or her horse with APHA can save $15 by doing so with the fast and easy online registration program. An older horse registration promotion of $100 for the Regular Registry and $50 for the Solid Paint-Bred Registry is also in effect, offering deep discounts for performance-age horses.
Call MemberCare at (817) 222-6423 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.
Owners who opt to submit registration paperwork by mail should write HIGH ROLLER REINING on the front of the envelope to receive complimentary rush processing. For information on the High Roller Reining Classic, go to www.highrollerreiningclassic.com.