Image courtesy Horse of a Different Color Photography
Talented Paint Horses and their riders colored South Carolina as they battled it out for the chance at commemorative championship buckles. The 2018 Southeast Paint Horse Championship took place at the Palmetto Paint Horse Club May Madness Show on May 5–7 2018 in Camden, South Carolina.
The winners received gorgeous Gist Silversmith buckles, and medallions were awarded for second-sixth place, courtesy of APHA.
The 2018 Southeast Paint Horse Championship winners (based on unofficial results) were:
Open Halter Mares: A Gift For All, exhibited by Sheldon Hehr
Open Halter Geldings: Real Hot Jazz, exhibited by Amanda Palmer
Amateur Walk-Trot Showmanship: Iwannabea Cute Dancer, exhibited by Beate Schueppel
Youth 18 & Under Showmanship: Its All About Da Ride, exhibited by Emily Smith
Novice Youth Showmanship: Zippin Good Machine, exhibited by Morgan Marlett
Novice Amateur Showmanship: Premium Invitation, exhibited by Anne Marie Faulk
Amateur Showmanship: Fancy And I Know It, exhibited by Leslie Dentinger
Amateur Hunter Under Saddle: Fancy And I Know It, exhibited by Leslie Dentinger
Youth 18 & Under Hunter Under Saddle: Its All About Da Ride, exhibited by Emily Smith
Open Hunter Under Saddle: Ima Fancy Machine, exhibited by Bree Cooke
Novice Youth Western Pleasure: Shez Just Sensational, exhibited by Emma Haseldon
Amatuer Walk-Trot Western Pleasure: Socket to Me Sonny, exhibited by Audrey Shoptaw
Youth Western Pleasure: Shez Just Sensational, exhibited by Emma Haseldon
Amateur Western Pleasure: Colorfully Hot, exhibited by Sarah Kunkle
Open Western Pleasure: R U Sensational, exhibited by Ray Dail
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.