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Added money and APHA world champion titles to be presented at the 2017 CMSA World Championship

New this year, APHA will be awarding world championship titles in cowboy mounted shooting in conjunction with the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association’s Wrangler World Championship, taking place October 18–21 in Amarillo, Texas.

The world championship titles—presented in four divisions—will be awarded to the highest-placing registered Paint Horse; both owner and exhibitor must be current APHA members to be eligible. The Top Five highest-placing Paints in each division that meet the eligibility requirements will be recognized by APHA.

Additionally, APHA will also add $1,000 to the Open division and $1,000 to the Amateur division overall. Payouts will be gender split and paid out by the CMSA payback system. To be eligible, both the owner and exhibitor must be current APHA members. Payouts are awarded to the exhibitor.


  • Open
  • Open Solid Paint-Bred
  • Amateur
  • Amateur Solid Paint-Bred

For more information about the CMSA Wrangler World Championship and the qualifying requirements, visit cmsaevents.com/home/.


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About APHA

The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded in 1962. Its mission is to inspire, nurture, promote and provide meaningful experiences to generations interested in preserving the versatile Paint Horse.