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Courtney Yohey Wins Two Titles at AjPHA World Show

SpotMePerfect CYohey 072016Courtney Yohey & Spot Me PerfectJust a few days after their success at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby, Courtney Yohey and Spot Me Perfect (PT) earned two American Junior Paint Horse Association (AjPHA) World championships. The first came in the Youth Reining 14-18, where the duo marked an impressive 217, besting their nearest competitor by a 6.5-point margin.
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Horse Color Inspections Offered at AjPHA Youth World Show

SiennaAt the AjPHA Youth World Show, owners will the opportunity to test their minimally marked APHA-registered Paint Horses to see if they qualify for regular registry. • Photo by Kristin PitzerDo you have a minimally marked Paint Horse that you think qualifies for the American Paint Horse Association’s (APHA) regular registry? Head on over to Fort Worth, Texas, with your horse in tow for a complimentary color inspection during this year’s American Junior Paint Horse Association (AjPHA) Youth World Championship Show.

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Free Horsemanship Clinics Offered at AjPHA Youth World Championship Show

WhoWhizAPaintedChicMarissa Harrell rode Who Whiz Apaintedchic (PT) to two World titles at the 2015 AjPHA Youth World Championship Show. • Photo by Larry WilliamsBarbara Cox and Stormy Mullins – competitors, trainers and clinicians – will bring their special connection with horses to the 2016 American Junior Paint Horse Association (AjPHA) Youth World Championship Show through a pair of free horsemanship clinics on July 8-9 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center's John Justin Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

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APHA Rewards Paints at the NRBC

gunner-dun-it-againRidden by Andrea Fappani, Gunner Dun It Again marked a 228 to tie for fifth in the Level 4 Open at the NRBC and picked up an extra trophy buckle as the highest-scoring Paint horse in the class. • Photo by Kristin PitzerFor the third consecutive year, the highest-scoring registered Paint Horses and their exhibitors took home beautiful Gist Silversmiths trophy buckles at the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC), thanks to the American Paint Horse Association (APHA). The show, which took place April 17–24 in Katy, Texas, is one of the nation’s richest National Reining Horse Association (NRHA)-approved events, boasting purses exceeding $1 million.

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APHA Returns to NRBC

gunner-dun-it-againPaint Horses, such as 2015 Derby Levels 3 & 2 Open Champion Gunner Dun It Again, are eligible for extra prizes at the NRBC again in 2016. • Waltenberry photoThe American Paint Horse Association (APHA) and the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) are continuing their partnership for the third consecutive year. That means that exhibitors who have their horses' APHA registration papers in order at the 2016 NRBA are eligible to win custom-made Gist trophy buckles.

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APHA Convention Concludes in Richmond, Virginia

APHA HrzThe APHA Convention was held Feb. 26-29.The Annual Convention and Membership Meeting of the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) took place Feb. 26–29 in Richmond, Virginia, where leaders of the Association met to select the group’s Executive Committee, decide on rule change proposals, recognize outstanding regional clubs and individuals, induct the fourth class of APHA’s Hall of Fame, attend various educational seminars and work within committees to continue to advance the popular breed registry and membership association.

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Extra Paint Awards At The International

ColonelsSplashyGun AHonstetterRegistered Paint Horses will be eligible for additional awards at The International in Colorado this year.The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is offering exclusive reining awards for Paint Horses at The International, a reining event scheduled for Sept. 23–27 in Denver. The new partnership between APHA and The International features new opportunities for reining Paints. Custom Gist trophy buckles will be awarded to the highest-placing registered Paint Horses in an assortment of classes, including: Youth Freestyle National Championship; Futurity Open; Futurity Non-Pro; Mile High Derby & Maturity Open; and Loot For Grassroots Amateur.

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Paints Up For Special Awards At Tulsa Reining Classic

APHA logoAPHA logoThe American Paint Horse Association (APHA) began a new program in 2014, presenting special award buckles to winners at the Tulsa Reining Classic. The APHA has announced the renewal of this special partnership which brings the glitz and glamour of custom award buckles back to the 2015 show, set for Aug. 31-Sept. 6.

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Paints Will Shine at the Tulsa Reining Classic

TulsaAPHAThe 2014 Tulsa Reining Classic SmartPak Derby Prime Time Co-Champion Julie Ridgeway & Freckles Nu Lil Gun • Photo by WaltenberryThe American Paint Horse Association (APHA) began a new program in 2014, presenting special award buckles to winners at the Tulsa Reining Classic. In late May, the Tulsa Reining Classic and the APHA announced the renewal of this special partnership which brings the glitz and glamour of custom award buckles back to the 2015 show, set for August 31- September 6.