The 2017 World of Color Gift Show, which takes place June 26-July 8 during the AjPHA Youth World Championship Show and ApHC National Appaloosa Show in Fort Worth, Texas, is looking like the most colorful one yet. With a mix of veteran vendors and new faces, exhibitors and show spectators are sure to be in for a treat when it comes to great shopping at the Youth World Show.
The 2017 Youth World Show takes place at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth June 26–July 9. The tentative schedule is available on the Youth World Show website, apha.com/ywcs; the premium book is coming soon, so check back often for the latest details and announcements. The pre-entry deadline is coming up on May 15—this is for entries, stall reservations and RV reservations to give you the best rates.
While exhibitors compete in the arena for top placings and awards, everyone’s shopping needs will be met in one “shop ’til you drop” gift show. Vendor types include boutiques, tack, show apparel, stalls, pet boutiques, specialty dog treats, colorful patio art, fine jewelry, etched glass and many more. Though there are still months left until the Youth World Show, the World of Color Gift Show is officially sold out!
“It’s exciting to see the variety of vendors with great products we have coming this year,” APHA Trade Show Manager Jackie McGinnis said. “We’re always on the hunt for outstanding vendors to showcase to our members, and we have got a superb group this year. We’re delighted to have such a fabulous gift show prepared, and we know our members will love it as well.”
Even though the Youth World Show Gift Show is sold out, prospective vendors still have options. Contact Jackie to get on the waiting list or to reserve your spot for the Colors of the Season Gift Show, taking place during the Open/Amateur World Championship Show in September. Spots are filling fast for both lists, so be sure to contact Jackie at 817-222-6432 or [email protected] to reserve your spot today.
To fill out your vendor application, visit apha.com/ywcs/giftshow/.
To view the Youth World Show schedule, visit apha.com/ywcs/schedule/.
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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’s mission is to inspire, nurture, promote and provide meaningful experiences to generations interested in preserving the versatile Paint Horse.