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The APHA Eastern and Western national championships are slated to happen in 2021. • Photo courtesy of APHA/Paint Horse Journal.

New Dates for APHA Eastern & Western Championships

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) announced new dates for its 2021 Eastern and Western national championships. One show also was relocated.

Sponsored by APHA, the National Championships are each four-judge shows offering championship trophies, prizes, APHA points and national championship titles. Qualifying is not required. 

Eastern National Championship Show

The 2021 APHA Eastern National Championship Show will now be held Sept. 16-19 at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Florida.

Officials with the APHA said they worked with the Florida Paint Horse Club to develop a mutually beneficial solution for the show, which also is being held in a new location. As a result at the date change, they say the Florida Paint Horse Club will relocate the APHA Southeast Regional Championship Show to a future date to allow for competitors to compete at both events.

Western National Championship Show

The APHA Western National Championship Show will be held Oct. 6-10 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This show will include the following:

  • October 6 – Silver State Paint Horse Club Youth/Amateur Show – 2 judges
  • October 7-10 – APHA Western National Championship Show – 4 judges

For more details on the Western National Championship Show click here.