The 2018 APHA Open/Amateur World Show schedule is now posted online!
- Full slate of Ranch Classes for Open, Amateur & Novice Amateur divisions (Regular Registry)
- Amateur Solid Paint-Bred Ranch Riding
- Amateur Solid Paint-Bred Ranch Trail
- 3-Year-Old Trail Sweepstakes (Open/Non-Pro divisions held concurrently)
- 4- & 5-Year-Old Trail Sweepstakes (Open/Non-Pro divisions held concurrently)
- 4-Year-Old & Older Western Pleasure Sweepstakes (Open & Non-Pro)
- 4-Year-Old & Older Hunter Under Saddle Sweepstakes (Open & Non-Pro)
- Western Yearling Longe Line (Open & Amateur)
- Hunter Yearling Longe Line (Open & Amateur)
- Amateur Performance Halter – Stallions, Mares & Geldings
Solid Paint-Bred horses now eligible to compete in all non-pointed, non-World Championship classes with Regular Registry Paints.
Continued Alliance Partnerships/Events
The following events will take place in conjunction with the 2018 APHA World Show:
- WCHA Breeder’s Championship Futurity and The Big Money Futurity
- The Breeders Halter Futurity (Des Moines, IA) $20,000 Bonus Payout
- Lynn Simons Memorial Halter Futurity
- Southern Belle Breeders’ Classes
- APHA HorseIQ World Championship Judging Contest
- ACHA Cowtown Cutting
More details and entry forms will be released soon at apha.com/oawcs. To compete in most world championship classes, horses must qualify by competing at two APHA-approved events within the qualifying period (June 1, 2017 – June 4, 2018) or pay a $1,000 per show qualifying fee; some qualification exemptions exist—see the full qualification requirements and exemptions at apha.com/oawcs/qualifiers.
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