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2018 APHA Youth World Show Premium Book now available

We can’t wait to see you and your Paint Horse in Fort Worth for the 2018 APHA Youth World Championship Show—the Premium Book is now available at apha.com/ywcs/forms, including entry forms and details. Time to start dreaming big and making plans to attend the biggest and best all-Youth Paint Horse show in the world!

2018 APHA Youth World Show Premium Book


The 2018 Youth World Show features MORE THAN $250,000 in scholarships & prizes awarded to APHA youth! Check out the full schedule here.

Scholarships Galore

Every world championship class features scholarships awarded to 1st – 3rd place exhibitors, as well as one randomly selected exhibitor—it’s a perfect opportunity to win cash for college by doing something you love. All-Around Youth 13 & Under, 14-18 and Novice Youth champs, along with the Youth Power Performance champ & reserve champ and the Robyn Hannah Sportsmanship Award winner, also take home $1,000 scholarships as part of their winner packages.

New Classes

Youth Performance Halter Mares
Youth Performance Halter Geldings
Youth Solid Paint-Bred Ranch Riding
Youth Versatility Ranch Horse Challenge (open to Regular Registry, Solid Paint-Bred and Appaloosa horses)

New Solid Paint-Bred Opportunities

Solid Paint-Bred horses are now eligible to compete with Regular Registry Paints in all non-World Championship, non-pointed classes at the Youth World Show.

New Youth World Show Eligibility Requirements

All horses must be owned/leased by the exhibitor or an eligible family member per Rule YP-015 as recorded by APHA postmarked by the pre-entry deadline, May 15. Youth or eligible family members who own/lease their horses after the May 15 postmark deadline (as recorded by APHA) are eligible to compete for Youth World Show titles and awards upon payment of a $500 fee (applied to the APHF Youth World Show Scholarship Fund), but they will not be eligible to earn scholarship money.

 Other Highlights

World of Color Gift Show – June 25-July 7
Youth World Games – June 27-July 3
Western Horseman Fence & Boxing Challenge (all breeds, all ages) – July 5-6
ACHA/APHA Cowtown Cutting (all breeds, all ages) – July 6-8


Get the full scoop and enter at apha.com/ywcs. Questions? Email Senior Director of APHA Events Holly Slaughter at [email protected].

And keep the 2018 APHA Open/Amateur World Championship Show on your radar too—this premier event takes place September 17-30 in Fort Worth, Texas (qualifying via participation or fee is required); details at apha.com/oawcs.


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

About APHA
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 promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.