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2020 APHA Youth World Show Premium Book now available

We can’t wait to see you and your Paint Horse in Fort Worth for the 2020 APHA Youth World Championship Show, June 22-July 5 — the Premium Book is now available at apha.com/ywcs/forms and it includes all the show details you’ll need. Entries open May 1 online. Time to start dreaming big and making plans to attend the biggest and best all-Youth Paint Horse show in the world!

APHA is planning on hosting the APHA Youth World Show as currently scheduled; however, we are continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow the direction and guidance of federal, state and local authorities. We will be sure to communicate any changes as soon as possible. Should the Youth World Show be canceled due to COVID-19, full refunds will be granted, so there’s absolutely no risk in sending in your pre-entries to qualify for the best rates!



Pre-Entry Deadline: May 29, 2020


The 2020 Youth World Show features MORE THAN $250,000 in scholarships & prizes awarded to APHA youth!

Scholarships Galore

Every world championship class features $1,300 in 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 champions, along with the Youth Power Performance High-Point Western Youth and Robyn Hanna Sportsmanship Award winner will also take home $1,000 scholarships as part of their winner packages.

New Classes for 2020

  • Youth Overo Color Class
  • Youth Tobiano Color Class

Ownership/Lease Requirement

Remember, 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 29. Youth or eligible family members who own/lease their horses after the May 29 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.


All APHA world championship and Chrome Cash Challenge cutting classes (for Youth, Open and Amateur) will also continue to take place in the summer, in conjunction with the Youth World Show. Cutting will not be held in September at the Open/Amateur World Show, except for Ranch Cutting. (No crossover is allowed between Cutting and Ranch Cutting.) No qualifying is required for cutting classes.

Plus, check out these special cutting opportunities:

Chrome Cash Challenge Classes – $18,000 Added

  • 4-Year-Old Cutting Challenge – $5,000 added + $1,000 Texas-Bred Incentive*
  • 5- & 6-Year-Old Cutting Challenge – $5,000 added + $1,000 Texas-Bred Incentive*
  • Non-Pro Cutting Challenge – $5,000 added + $1,000 Texas-Bred Incentive*

*Texas-Bred Incentive pays out to the top three placing horses foaled in Texas.

All-breed ACHA Cowtown Cutting July 3-5 – $10,800 minimum added

Show Management Team

New for 2020, An Equine Production will manage both APHA World Championship Shows along with the APHA National Championship Shows this year. An Equine Production is one of the country’s leading horse show management groups, managing approximately 125,000 AQHA entries annually along with a growing APHA exhibitor base.


Get the full scoop and enter at apha.com/ywcs. Questions? Email aphaevents@apha.com.

And keep the 2020 APHA Open/Amateur World Championship Show on your radar too—this premier event takes place September 21-October 4 in Fort Worth, Texas. Qualifying has been waived for 2020; details at apha.com/oawcs.


[Reprinting all or part of this news release is permitted, so long as credit is given to the Paint Horse Journal and a link provided back to apha.com.]
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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.