APHA’s Paint Horse Championship program is back for 2018 and already approved for several events this year—the first of which is the Southeast Paint Horse Championship Show taking place at the Palmetto Paint Horse Club May Madness Show held May 5–6, 2018 in Camden, South Carolina.
APHA is sponsoring awards for each show, consisting of beautiful Gist Silversmiths buckles for first place and medallions for second-sixth place in each event.
2018 Southeast Paint Horse Championship events include:
- Open Halter Geldings
- Open Halter Mares
- Open Western Pleasure
- Open Hunter Under Saddle
- Amateur Showmanship
- Amateur Western Pleasure
- Amateur Hunter Under Saddle
- Novice Amateur Showmanship
- Amateur Walk-Trot Showmanship
- Amateur Walk-Trot Western Pleasure
- Youth Showmanship 18 & Under
- Youth Western Pleasure 18 & Under
- Youth Hunter Under Saddle 18 & Under
- Novice Youth Showmanship 18 & Under
- Novice Youth Western Pleasure 18 & Under
In 2018, to be eligible to compete in any Paint Horse Championship halter class in any division, an exhibitor cannot have placed in the Top 5 in a halter class at an APHA World Championship Show within the last 10 years (2009-2018) or won a Paint Horse Championship halter class the previous year.
For performance classes, an exhibitor who has placed in the Top 10 in a performance class at an APHA World Championship Show within the last 10 years (2009-2018) or won a Paint Horse Championship performance class the previous year is not eligible to compete in any Paint Horse Championship performance class in any division.
For more information regarding this upcoming event, please visit pphc.net.
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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 in 1962. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.