APHA’s Paint Horse Championship program is back for 2019 and already approved for a few events this year—the first of which is the Northeast Paint Horse Championship Show taking place at the Mid-Atlantic Paint Classic Show held May 11-12 in Culpeper, Virginia.
APHA is sponsoring awards for each Paint Horse Championship show, consisting of beautiful Gist Silversmiths buckles for first place and medallions for second- through sixth-place in each event.
2019 Northeast Paint Horse Championship events include:
- Open Halter Mares
- Open Performance Halter Mares
- Open Performance Halter Geldings
- Youth Showmanship 18 & Under
- Youth Hunter Under Saddle 18 & Under
- Youth Horsemanship 18 & Under
- Amateur Showmanship All Ages
- Amateur Solid Paint-Bred Showmanship All Ages
- Amateur Hunter Under Saddle Ages
- Amateur Horsemanship All Ages
- Amateur Walk-Trot Western Pleasure
- Open Trail
- Open Ranch Rail Pleasure
- Open Solid Paint-Bred Ranch Rail Pleasure
- Open Ranch Riding
In 2019, to be eligible to compete in any Paint Horse Championship halter class in any division, an exhibitor cannot have placed in the Top Five 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.
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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.