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APHA rewards 2023 High-Point Ranch Horses

Congratulations to the following horses and exhibitors, who earned high-point ranch horse awards from APHA. They each score a Bob’s Custom Saddle for their 2023 accomplishments.

The full year-end performance review appears in the special year-end digital supplement of the Paint Horse Journal.

Click to read the Paint Horse Journal Year-End Performance Review for 2023


Youth Ranch Horse: Kennedy G. Beltz & PS Remington

Qualifying Points: 111

Hometown: Friendswood, Texas

Horse’s Stats: A 2017 bay overo gelding by Spooks Gotta Gun and out of Smart Chic Toy

Owner/Lessee: Kennedy Beltz

Breeder: Patsy Shelton Schultz, Pottsboro, Texas


Novice Youth Ranch Horse: Cannon D. Tamburello & Hot Lil Appointment

Qualifying Points: 83

Hometown: Harper, Texas

Horse’s Stats: A 2015 black tobiano mare by By Appointment Only and out of Principally Hot (QH)

Owner/Lessee: Angela Lynn Tamburello, Harper, Texas

Breeder: Rita Norris, Liberty Hill, Texas


Amateur Ranch Horse & Open Ranch Horse: Tracy Billing & Whizin To Tinseltown

Qualifying Points: 216 (Amateur), 187.5 (Open)

Hometown: Pilot Point, Texas

Horse’s Stats: A 2016 bay overo gelding by Gunners Tinseltown and out of Whizin Off Sparks (QH)

Owner/Lessee: Tracy Billing

Breeder: Rosanne Sternberg, Aubrey, Texas


Novice Amateur Ranch Horse: Susan Scott & Mizzen Tricks

Qualifying Points: 102.5

Hometown: Granbury, Texas

Horse’s Stats: A 2017 sorrel overo gelding by Tricked Out Spook and out of Smart Chicody Sue (QH)

Owner/Lessee: Susan Scott

Breeder: Tanya Jenkins, Sanger, Texas


Open Solid Paint-Bred Ranch Horse: The Poker Face

Qualifying Points: 90

Horse’s Stats: A 2014 sorrel solid gelding by Wimpys Little Step (QH) and out of A Gal With A Gun

Owner/Lessee: Susan Ensor, Weatherford, Texas

Breeder: Jana Leigh Simons, Aubrey, Texas


[Reprinting all or part of this news release is permitted, so long as credit is given to the Paint Horse Journal and a link provided back to apha.com.]


About APHA

The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association. Since it was founded in 1962, APHA has registered more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses. Learn more at apha.com.