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!
The 2018 Youth World Show features MORE THAN $250,000 in scholarships & prizes awarded to APHA youth! Check out the full schedule here.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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 promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.