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$40,000+ added up for grabs in the inaugural Ranch Horse Triple Crown Challenge at Paint World

Big bucks are on the line for ranch horses at the APHA World Championship Show, thanks to the Ranch Horse Triple Crown Challenge, presented by Four Star Quarter Horses.

This unique, all-breed competition format has divisions for Open and Non-Pro exhibitors in ranch riding, ranch trail and ranch rail pleasure, with a total of $40,000 added guaranteed. Entry fees bolster the purse, with combined totals reaching nearly $200,000 with at least 50 entries.

Enter individual classes, or try all three for a shot at a $10,000 bonus payout to the Triple Crown Challenge Champion, payable to the Open and/or Non-Pro who wins all three classes in their respective division.

“It was always my goal to make the Ranch Horse Triple Crown Challenge into the single-greatest ranch event in the country,” Creator Daniel Patton said. “The team at APHA is one of the best ever assembled—they are forward-thinking and constantly working to give back to exhibitors as much as possible. That’s the partnership I wanted. Having this event at the APHA World is simply going to be spectacular.”

The APHA World Championship Show takes place June 24-July 10 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Details are in the APHA Premium Book, and entry forms will be released soon. Double down on your ranch horse in this exciting competition with huge payback opportunities.


Ranch Horse Triple Crown Challenge Highlights:

  • 2 divisions
  • All-breed
  • 6 classes (ranch riding, ranch trail, ranch pleasure)
  • Payouts to the Top 10 in each class
  • Great prizes —Continental Saddlery trophy saddles to each class winner, trophy chairs to class reserve champions, and trophy headstalls to class third-place winners
  • $10,000 bonus for Triple Crown Challenge winners
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APHA World Championship Show
June 24-July 10
Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, Texas

World Show Premium Book


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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.