The 2019 APHA World Championship Show schedule of events is now posted at apha.com/oawcs/show-schedule. Some highlights of this year’s event—which takes place September 16–29 in Fort Worth, Texas—include the following:
New Classes Offered
- Ranch Rail Pleasure – Open, Amateur, Novice Amateur, Open Solid Paint-Bred, Amateur Solid Paint-Bred
- Ranch Cutting – Open, Amateur, Novice Amateur (Regular Registry only)
- Note: Qualifying is waived for Ranch Cutting this year due to it being a new class (as of April 1, 2019) and announced after the qualifying deadline. If horses are to be shown in other world championship classes in addition to Ranch Cutting, they must qualify as per guidelines.
- Ranch Riding – splitting into Junior & Senior events (taking place concurrently with the Sweepstakes class)
- Reining Challenge – 7-year-old horses can now compete in the 4-, 5-, 6- & 7-Year-Old Reining Challenges (Open & Non-Pro)
- 4-, 5-, 6- & 7-Year-Old Reining Challenge (NRHA Levels 1–4) – $15,000 added
- Non-Pro 4-, 5-, 6- & 7-Year-Old Reining Challenge (NRHA Levels 1–4) – $15,000 added
- 2-Year-Old Longe Line – Open and Amateur (Regular Registry only)
- Cowboy Mounted Shooting (more details coming soon)
- Timed Team Roping Sweepstakes (more details coming soon)
New Intermediate Division Classes Added
- Ranch Riding – Open, Amateur (Regular Registry only)
- Ranch Trail – Open, Amateur (Regular Registry only)
More Solid Paint-Bred Added-Money Opportunities
Solid Paint-Bred horses are eligible to compete in all non-pointed, non-world championship classes with Regular Registry Paints.
Continued & New Alliance Partnerships/Events
- WCHA Breeder’s Championship Futurity and The Big Money Futurity, held in conjunction with the 2019 APHA World Show
- 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
- Patriot Team Roping
- Ranch Work Championships
Platinum Trailer Giveaway, presented by Cowboy Trailer Sales
All Amateur exhibitors have a chance to win this gorgeous trailer—each Amateur world championship class entry gives you a chance to win!
John Deere Gator Giveaway, presented by John Deere
All Amateur exhibitors have a chance to win this versatile utility vehicle—each Amateur world championship class entry gives you a chance to win!
Complimentary class videos to all exhibitors
Provided by APHA & Equine Promotion
Get in on the fun and start planning your trip to Fort Worth! Find all the details about this event at apha.com/oawcs.
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