APHA Youth World champions Madison Pokluda and Jh Gunmetal blue
This year's APHA Youth World Show will offer more than $160,000 in scholarships for competitors. The show has a wide range of classes, including some Western performance horse contests. Last year, Madison Pokluda and JH Gunmetal Blue were the Novice Reining Champions. • Larry Williams photo.

APHA Youth World Offers $160,000 in Scholarships

More than $160,000 in scholarship money will be up for grabs at the 2020 American Paint Horse Association (APHA) Youth World Show. This year’s APHA Youth World will be held in Fort Worth, Texas.

Officials with the association say say each class in the show, scheduled for June 22-July 5 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, will offer at least $1,300 in scholarships as well as other prizes. These scholarships can go toward each contestant’s education at the college, university or a trade school of their choice.

The APHA said in a statement that young riders can earn thousands of dollars in scholarships, giving the example of rider Ady Kallay, who has earned $8,200 in scholarships in three years of showing in Walk-Trot and 13 & Under competition. 

The APHA Youth World has annually award scholarships to top finishing competitors at the event. The show features a wide variety of contests for riders aboard horses registered with the association, including some Western performance horse contests.

In 2019, Madison Pokluda won the Novice Reining World Championship with JH Gunmetal Blue and Raeanna Thayn rode Coded N Color to the Youth Reining 18 & Under World Championship. The Youth Working Cow Horse World Championship went to Bucki Jae Smith and Frosty Starlight.

The pre-entry deadline for APHA Youth World is May 15. For details or questions, email [email protected]

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