By Josie Fladager
“I feel like the APHA is welcoming barrel racers with open arms.”
Amanda Clark and Dancin For Fame, a 2014 buckskin solid mare, are going home to Norman, Oklahoma $2,909 richer. The pair flew into Will Rogers Coliseum to stop the clock at 16.518 seconds and win the 1D in the PBRIP Sweepstakes at the 2022 APHA World Championship Show in Fort Worth, Texas. “Dancer” was bred and raised on Amanda’s family ranch near Velma, Oklahoma, and also won the Amateur and Senior barrel racing classes.
Brittani Johnson and Hindsight won second overall, the Texas-bred side pot and the Futurity with a time of 16.765, for a total pay day of $6,845. The PBRIP Barrel Racing Sweepstakes was the show’s largest class; overall, $52,620 was awarded to Paint barrel racers—a 35 percent increase to the payout compared to last year.
As a women’s boutique owner and mother of two, Amanda and her family are grateful for the added money and investment that has been made into Paint barrel horses.
“There are so many paint incentive barrel races and it has been a really good thing for our horses,” Amanda said. “Anytime we can ever get a horse registered as a Paint, we are always doing it because it’s such a big incentive.”
Full results: apha.com/worldshow/results (click on “Sweepstakes”)
The Paint Barrel Racing Incentive Program isn’t just a World Show event; PBRIP-approved events take place around the country year-round and are your ticket to vie for Paint-only payouts and exclusive year-end awards wherever you like to run. PBRIP is presented by State Line Tack. Learn more at pbrip.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 in 1962. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.