APHA Open-Amateur World Show Dates To Change In 2017

Fort Worth or Oklahoma? For trainers, exhibitors and judges who love both Paints and Quarter Horses, the tough choice between the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Shows will be eliminated in a few short years. Based on feedback from APHA exhibitors and market analysis, the dates of the APHA World Championship Show will shift from November to September beginning in 2017.


APHA Investing Big Bucks In The Paint World Show

master-tangy-peppyWestern performance horses in the disciplines of cutting, reining and working cow horse will compete for an additional $80,000 at this year's APHA World Show. • Larry Williams PhotographyNearly $80,000 has been added to reining, cutting and working cow horse classes at the 2015 American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Show. When added to the existing $50,000 Farnam Pleasure Stakes payouts and more than $500,000 in additional cash and prizes, there are more reasons than ever to saddle up for the world’s premier Paint Horse show.

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Registering Cropout Horses with APHA is Easier Than Ever

APHA logoThough the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) has been registering cropout Paints - those colorful stock horses with Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred lineage only - since 2012, it’s now easier than ever to register these horses with the APHA. Thanks to a new rule change, cropout Paints must meet the same color-registration guidelines as horses with at least one Paint parent. Under the new guidelines, which go into effect immediately, more cropouts will be eligible for the APHA registration.


Diamonds N Guns Tops APHA Junior Reining

diamonds-n-gunsDiamonds N Guns & Devin WarrenThe 2014 American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Show kicked off on Wednesday, Nov. 5, with several reining classes, building up to the 3-Year-Old Reining Challenge on Thursday. The show is celebrating 50 years of crowning APHA World Champions.


Lenas Flyin Delta CT Dominates APHA World Working Cow Horse

lenas-flyin-delta-ctLenas Flyin Delta CT and Trapper RogersTo say that Lenas Flyin Delta CT (PT) (Colonel Rey Lena x Nu Delta x Delta Flyer) did well in the working cow horse events at the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Show is an understatement. In fact, the gelding is batting a thousand in the event.

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New Program For Paint Horses At Tulsa Reining Classic

APHA logoThe American Paint Horse Association (APHA) will bring a splash of color to the 2014 Tulsa Reining Classic (TRC), slated for Aug. 26-31. A new partnership has been created between APHA and the TRC, according to Cheryl Cody of the TRC Management Team.


Colors Of The World

diamondsngunsDiamonds N Guns and Devin Warren • photo by Larry WilliamsThe American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Show, held Nov. 4-17, 2013, always attracts beautifully colored and loudly marked horses to Cowtown. Reiners and working cow horses took over the John Justin Arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Complex in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 6-8, and Nov. 14-15, the cutters gathered in the Watt Arena for their chance at glory.


APHA Hall Of Fame Nominations Due Soon

HallOfFameThe American Paint Horse Association (APHA) recognizes it is only through the incredible contributions of both people and horses that the Association and the Paint Horse breed has achieved its present stature, and therefore honors both people and horses in the Hall of Fame. The initial induction to the Hall of Fame coincided with the 50th Anniversary of APHA in 2012, and that inaugural class was inducted during the 2012 Annual Convention. The second class will be inducted during the 2014 Convention in February 2014.