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2016 APHA World Show judges announced and online entry open

The countdown is on for the 2016 APHA World Championship Show, taking place November 2–13 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Wondering who’s judging APHA’s premier competition? We’ve got the answer at apha.com/oawcs/judges:

Open/Amateur Judges
Gigi Bailey – Maribel, WI
Dean Bogart – Delray Beach, FL
Kelly Boles Chapman – Bellevue, MI
Sally Jo Ward Freund – Kennewick, WA
Lori Gordon – Washington, PA
Larry Hansch – Nocona, TX
Sandy Jirkovsky – Kearney, NE
Tom McBeath – Union, MS
Michele Pearson – Cave Creek, AZ
Terry Thompson – Aubrey, TX

Halter Specialty Judges
Wayne Halvorson – Guthrie, OK
Greg Holden – Hamilton, OH
John Lawrence – Welch, MN
Linda Pigg – Gordonville, TX
Kathy Smallwood – Pilot Point, TX
Ronald Stratton – Blountville, TN
Gary Werner – Lees Summit, MO

Reining/Working Cow Horse/Speed Events/Roping Specialty Judges
Bobby G. Harrison – Vancleave, MS
Karen McCuistion – Wilson, OK

Cutting Specialty Judges
Eddie Wayne Bottom, Jr. – Byars, OK
Don Hagglund – Weatherford, TX
Sarah Morine – Weatherford, TX
Daniel E. Popeck – Lipan, TX
Lee Wood – Granbury, TX

Each of these veteran judges bring years of experience to the APHA World Show, and we’re excited to have them on the team.

Online entries for the 2016 show are now open—act now for fast, convenient and secure processing that saves you money and time!

Enter Online Now

Credit card payments are required when using the online entry platform, and make sure you submit one online entry for each horse/exhibitor combination.

Remember, beginning September 16 post-entry fees will be applied to all class fees. Entries are accepted until 5 p.m. the day prior to the class you wish to enter. The following transactions must be submitted by completing the entry/reservation forms and returning to APHA by mail, fax or email for processing. (Exception, RV Reservation form is available online)

  • Stall Reservation
  • RV Reservation (unless using online RV reservation form)
  • Farnam Stakes classes
  • Breeders’ Futurity classes
  • Ranch Sorting classes
  • Speed event rollover option
  • Southern Belle Breeders’ classes

Got questions? Contact the APHA Performance Department at [email protected].


[Reprinting all or part of this news release is permitted, so long as credit is given to the Paint Horse Journal and a link provided back to apha.com.]

About APHA

The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded in 1962. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.