They say money talks, and that seemed to be the case at this year’s American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Show.
Officials say the show experienced a 38 percent increase in added-money classes, which included Western performance horse events, at the show held June 24 to July 10 in Fort Worth, Texas.
The association not only paid out challenges/sweepstakes, but also awarded payouts for Texas-bred, tobianos, jackpots and all-breed competitors.
The monetary highlights from 2022 APHA World Show:
- Reining – $132,084 paid out
- Notable: 44% increase in reining entries
- Ranch – $176,975 paid out
- Notable: 50% increase in APHA ranch entries (not including all-breed events)
- Barrel Racing/Pole Bending – $56,770 paid out
- Cutting – $39,207 paid out
- Working Cow Horse – $31,560 paid out
- Roping – $18,430 paid out
- Mounted Shooting – $11,431 paid out
- Western Pleasure/Hunter Under Saddle/Trail/Longe Line/Equitation/Horsemanship/Showmanship – $246,971 paid out