Spirits ran high as exhibitors from across Europe battled it out to take home coveted EuroPaint Zone Championship awards during the European Paint Horse Championship, which took place August 26–September 3 in Kreuth, Germany.
To be eligible for the EuroPaint Zone Championship classes, exhibitors and horse owners must reside in Zone 12 and meet other eligibility requirements. APHA sponsored awards for up to 15 Paint Horse Championship classes, with the show selecting the specific events to offer.
Congratulations to the following Paints and their connections:
- Solid Paint-Bred Reining: GB Gentle Supergirl, exhibited by Kathrin Sedlmeier
- Solid Paint-Bred Trail: Eternal Prairie Rose, exhibited by Natascha Sauer
- Amateur Solid Paint-Bred Trail: Give Me A Heavy Loot, exhibited by Lea Laflaquiere
- Amateur Solid Paint-Bred Western Pleasure: Give Me A Heavy Loot, exhibited by Lea Laflaquiere
- Youth Western Pleasure: Gamblers Zexy Zip, exhibited by Freja Balslev Segelund
- Youth Showmanship: Titans Rain Girl, exhibited by Anna-Sophie Stein
- Youth Western Horsemanship: Gators Angeleyes, exhibited by Carlotta Springer
- Amateur Ranch Riding: Dunnit Quincy, exhibited by Karolina Rusak
- Amateur Senior Western Pleasure: Radical Roxanne, exhibited by Dr. Eniko Kunne-Kocsis
- Amateur Senior Hunter Under Saddle: Coosa Chic, exhibited by Nadine Chamier
- Amateur Trail: Ima Absolutesensation, exhibited by Lenka Zdrahalova
- Aged Mares: Miss Double Hot, exhibited by Laure Gillet
- Overo Color Class: Invitation Design, exhibited by Gabriela Herren
- Junior Western Pleasure: Olenas Rocks, exhibited by Bianka Tengg
- Green Trail: What A Brilliant Son, exhibited by Dora Gocze
Official photography courtesy Figure 8. View more photos from the show at figure-8.de.
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The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.