Some of the industry’s top judging talent is slated to officiate at the 2016 European Paint Horse Championship coming up in Kreuth, Germany, from August 28 to September 3. They are Delena Doyle of Azle, Texas; Ann Jones of Flowery Branch, Georgia; Trisha Shorten-Armstrong of Cushing, Oklahoma; and Betsy and John Tuckey of Liberty, Kentucky.
Lifelong horsewoman and APHA judge Delena Doyle of Azle, Texas, has served as an APHA World Show judge and equipment judge throughout the years. She is carded with AQHA, ApHC, PHBA, PtHA, IBHA and NSBA.
With four decades of experience as an equine professional and rancher, Ann Jones of Flowery Branch, Georgia, has won many national and world titles in cutting and working cowhorse. She holds judges cards with 11 different associations, including APHA, ApHC and NSBA, and enjoys all aspects of judging. Ann has judged the Worldwide Paint Horse Congress, the Color Breed Congress and several world shows.
Involved in the horse industry for over 45 years, Trisha Shorten-Armstrong wears multiple hats as a breeder, trainer, instructor, exhibitor, and judge. The Cushing, Oklahoma resident has judging credentials with eight different breeds, including APHA, AQHA and ApHC. She’s judged the APHA World Show, AQHA Youth World Show, ApHC Youth National Show, and across Europe, Canada, Mexico and Australia.
Liberty, Kentucky resident Betsy Tuckey has spent the past 40 years as a breeder, judge, and chap maker. Holding judging credentials with APHA, AQHA, NRCHA, NRHA, and NSBA, Betsy has judged such prestigious shows as the APHA World Show, AQHA’s Youth, Select and Open world shows, NSBA World Show, NRHA Futurity and Derby, and the European Championships.
John Tuckey of Liberty, Kentucky, has been a horse trainer for more than 35 years. John holds cards with APHA, AQHA, NRHA, NRCHA, and NSBA. He has also judged the NRHA Futurity and Derby and the AQHA Youth, Open/Amateur and Select World Shows multiple times.
Last year, “EuroPaint” attracted 890 entries, making it the second largest APHA-approved show in the world and the largest held outside the U.S. and Canada. In addition to a full slate of Regular Registry and Solid Paint-bred classes offering coveted European titles and gold, silver and bronze medals, the week will include Paint Horse Championship classes, the Youth World Games, the Nation’s Cup and Paint Horse Club Germany’s annual futurity.
Full details and entry forms can be found at www.euro-paint.info/en/.
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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.