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APHA and Breeders Halter Futurity partner to offer big money incentives

A total of $20,000 will be available in 2016 for Paint Horses competing at both the APHA World Championship Show and the Breeders Halter Futurity, thanks to a new partnership between APHA and the premier halter competition.

The additional bonus money will be paid to weanling foals that show in the 2016 Breeders Halter Futurity and also show in one of the following Amateur weanling halter classes at the 2016 APHA World Championship Show.

  • Amateur Weanling Stallions
  • Amateur Weanling Mares
  • Amateur Weanling Geldings
  • Amateur Solid Paint-Bred Weanling Stallions & Geldings
  • Amateur Solid Paint-Bred Weanling Mares


The $20,000 bonus—contributed equally by APHA and the Breeders Halter Futurity—will be paid at the APHA World Championship show, based on final placings at that competition; exact payout distribution will be announced at a later date.

“This is a way to bring more value to Paint halter horses through partnership. It’s unique, forward thinking and the way equine organizations need to collaborate,” APHA Executive Director Billy Smith said.

The 2016 Breeders Halter Futurity takes place September 8–11 in Des Moines, Iowa. This progressive halter competition is open to registered Paints, Appaloosas and Quarter Horses sired by participating stallions; the Breeders Halter Futurity awards cash and prizes valued at more than $1 million annually. To learn more, visit breedershalterfuturity.com.

The 2016 APHA World Championship Show takes place November 2–12 in Fort Worth, Texas. The premier competition for registered Paint Horses, the APHA World Show features nearly 300 classes across a variety of disciplines, including world championship classes, added-money events and its own Breeders’ Futurity classes. Horses must qualify to compete at the World Show based on participation at APHA-approved shows during the qualifying period, though weanlings are among those horses exempt from the qualifying requirements. To learn more about the APHA World Show, visit apha.com/oawcs.



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About APHA

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 creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.