Steady Joe and Bud Lyon at the APHA World Championship in Fort Worth.
Steady Joe and Bud Lyon painted a pretty picture for judges at the APHA World Championship. Photo by Larry Williams

APHA talent passes with flying colors in Fort Worth

There was noticeably more color than usual at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Memorial Center in September for the American Paint Horse Association World Championship. Among the newly crowned world champions were Steady Joe and rider Bud Lyon, the Junior Reining World Championship titlists. 

Among those riders and horses winning more than one World Championship during the show were Kirstin Booth of Temecula, California, and her mare I Think I Gotta Whiz. They outperformed fellow competitors in the Amateur Reining class, as well as in the Limited Amateur Working Cow Horse class, with two world championships.

Check out the winners’ statistics below. See complete results for all money won.

Photos by Larry Williams Photography

Junior Reining
Steady Joe & Bud Lyon
14G (Lil Joe Cash x DA Steady Holiday x Steady Tradition)
Owner: Kerry Papendick, Rapid City, SD
Breeder: Greg & Kristen Lilley, Weatherford, TX
Score: 212

Senior Reining

Spooks Smoken Chex & Sebastian Petroll
13G (Colones Smoken Chex x Spooky Lil Lena x Spooks Gotta Gun)
Owner: Belinda Black , Jacksonville, TX
Breeder: Mary Jansma, Tioga, TX
Score: 217

Amateur Reining

I Think I Gotta Whiz & Kirstin Booth
12M (Spooks Gotta Whiz x One Stylish Chic x Playin Stylish)
Owner: Kirstin Booth, Temecula, CA
Breeder: David Warner, Farr West, UT 
Score: 214

Solid-Bred Reining

This Guns For Nic & Jarvis Anderson
07S (Nic It In The Bud x Katie Gun x John Gun)
Owner: J&S Partnership LLC, Hearne, TX
Breeder: Eric Storey, Henagar, AL
Score:216

Amateur Solid-Bred Reining

Chelsea Schneider on Chic Out My Guns at the APHA World Show in 2019.

Chic Out My Guns & Chelsea Schneider
15M (Gunners Special Nite x Sassolena x Smart Chic Olena)
Owner: Chelsea Schneider, Gainesville, TX
Breeder: Jodie Sharp, Battle Ground, WA
Score: 204

Junior Working Cowhorse 

Peptos Smart Cookie & Shane Steffen
14S (Cookin Merada x Uvaldes Cow Smart (PT) x Peptosmart)
Owner: Finally Farm Paints Inc., Elma, WA
Breeder: Laura Lindstrand, Elma, WA
Score: 439

Senior Working Cowhorse 

Big Diamonds To Cash & Rick Steed
10M (Big Chex To Cash (PT) x Like A Playgirl (PT) x Like A Diamond (PT))
Owner: Toni Steed, Okeechobee, FL
Breeder: Ty Jenkins, Idaho Falls, ID
Score: 207.5

Amateur Working Cowhorse

No Wright To Smoke & Glenn Kaplan
07M (Doc N Smoke (PT) x Wright On Racket (PT) x Lenas Wright Stuff (PT))
Owner: Glenn & Sandy Kaplan, Larkspur, CO 
Breeder: Glenn & Sandy Kaplan, Larkspur, CO
Score: 410.5

Limited Amateur Working Cowhorse

I Think I Gotta Whiz & Kirstin Booth
12M (Spooks Gotta Whiz (PT) x One Stylish Chic (PT) x Playin Stylish)
Owner:Kirstin Booth, Temecula, CA
Breeder: David Warner, Farr West, UT 
Score:216.5