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Big Payouts = Big Increase at APHA World

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