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APHA cutting world championships move to summer show

Paint cutting enthusiasts have plenty of reasons to load up and hit the road for Fort Worth this summer! In addition to the lucrative $9,500+added purse at the ACHA Cowtown Cutting July 5–7, Paints can also vie for coveted APHA world championship titles and $14,000 added challenge payouts July 5.


Previously taking place in September, APHA’s 2019 cutting world championship and challenge classes take place July 5 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center’s Watt Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.


Enter the APHA cutting world championships online


World championships are offered in the following divisions:

  • Open Junior Cutting
  • Open Senior Cutting
  • Open Solid Paint-Bred Cutting
  • Amateur Cutting
  • Novice Amateur Cutting
  • Youth Cutting


Paints can also contend for $14,000 added in APHA’s jackpotted challenge classes. Both Regular Registry and Solid Paint-Bred horses may compete in:

  • $3,500-added Open 3-Year-Old Challenge
  • $3,500-added Open 4-Year-Old Challenge
  • $3,500-added Open 5- & 6-Year-Old Challenge
  • $3,500-added Non-Pro Challenge, All Ages


Qualifying is not required for APHA cutting world championships and challenge classes in 2019. The pre-entry deadline is May 15; late entries are accepted for an additional fee until 5 p.m. the day before the class. Cutting events will not take place during the APHA World Championship Show during September.

“APHA is dedicated to listening to our exhibitors and working to provide the best possible competition environment,” Senior Director of APHA Events Holly Slaughter said. “By shifting our cutting world championship events to the summer, we hope to make this prestigious event easier to attend for more exhibitors. The date change also allows us to provide top-quality footing while keeping exhibitor costs down, thanks to a partnership with the National Cutting Horse Association’s Summer Cutting Spectacular, which immediately follows our events.”


Exclusive Paint-only prizes are also available during the all-breed ACHA Cowtown Cutting, which takes place July 5–7. The event includes a $9,500-added purse along with circuit awards and high-point Paint awards in each class. Learn more about the ACHA Cowtown Cutting at apha.com/ywcs/acha-cowtown-cutting and enter online at apha.com/ywcs/forms.


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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. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.