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APHA Announces Top 20 Shows of 2013

February 12, 2014

The paperwork has been submitted and the results have been checked twice—and that means APHA is pleased to announce the association’s Top 20 shows of 2013.

Leading the pack once again in 2013 was the Western Regional Zone 2 Zone-O-Rama, which took place May 23–25 in South Jordan, Utah. A perennial favorite among exhibitors, the show drew 1,147 entries per judge to clinch the No. 1 spot. The Zone 2 show has ranked first by total entries in five out of seven years.
Western Regional Zone 2 ZOR exhibitors (APHA File Photo)



Rising to No. 2 from its fourth-place finish a year ago was the Zone 12 European Paint Horse Championships, which took place September 2–8 in Kreuth, Germany, and drew 947 entries. The championship is consistently ranked as the largest APHA-approved show outside of the United States, and it was the only foreign show to make the 2013 rankings.

Following are the Top 20 APHA-approved shows, ranked by entries per judge, in 2013:


1.     Western Regional Zone 2 Zone-O-Rama
May 23–25, South Jordan, Utah, 1,147 entries/judge

2.     Zone 12 European Championships
September 2–8, Kreuth, Germany, 947 entries/judge

3.     World Wide Paint Horse Congress
July 31–August 3, Kansas City, Missouri, 837 entries/judge

4.     Texas Memorial Day Spectacular Zone 4
May 23–25, Waco, Texas, 817 entries/judge

5.     Texas Wildflower Celebration Paint-O-Rama
March 22–23, Waco, Texas, 790 entries/judge

6.     Zone 6 Deep South Zone-O-Rama
March 15–17, Tunica, Mississippi, 742 entries/judge

7.     Kentucky Paint Horse Club Spring Paint-O-Rama
April 5–6, Frankfort, Kentucky, 741 entries/judge

8.     Oklahoma Holiday Classic
January 1–2, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 723 entries/judge

9.     Fall Color Classic
October 26–27, Lansing, Michigan, 698 entries/judge

10.  Color on the Coast Show No. 1
July 18–19, Williamston, North Carolina, 681 entries/judge

11.  Rocky Mountain Rendezvous *
April 11–13, Denver, Colorado, 679 entries/judge

12.  Margarita Classic Paint-O-Rama
November 2–3, Waco, Texas, 671 entries/judge

13.  Arizona Copper Country *
December 30–31, Scottsdale, Arizona, 656 entries/judge

14.  IPHA Beginning of Season Paint-O-Rama
April 20–21, Gifford, Illinois, 656 entries/judge

15.  Memorial Weekend Bonanza *
May 25, Mason, Michigan, 644 entries/judge

16.  PPHC Fall Futurity & Paint-O-Rama Show
October 4–6, Clemson, South Carolina, 636 entries/judge

17.  Oklahoma Holiday Classic
December 29–30, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 634 entries/judge

18.  High Plains PHC Paint-O-Rama & Futurity
September 6–8, Loveland, Colorado, 609 entries/judge

19.  Northeast Connection Zone 7 Paint-O-Rama
August 10–11, Logan Township, New Jersey, 609 entries/judge

20.  Texas Paint Horse Club Power of Pink
March 2–3, Waco, Texas, 601 entries/judge

* Denotes show was unranked on 2012 Top 20 list

Complete Top 20 lists from the 2013 show season will be available in the April 2014 Paint Horse Journal. Subscribe, renew or purchase a back issue online or by calling (817) 222-6423.


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