Each year, the APHA World Championship Show brings the best Paints from across the country—and beyond—to Fort Worth, Texas, for a showdown of talent and a celebration of the breed. Even more excitement can be expected in 2014, as a growing number of Paints will put their best hooves forward at the Will Rogers Memorial Center November 5–15.
Compared to 2013, this year sees a jump from 805 horses to 890, as well as an increase in overall entries—from 2256 in 2013 to 2486 this year. The new Amateur Walk-Trot division has attracted new faces to the show, and increases are also noted in Open, stakes and Breeders’ Futurity classes.
“We’re incredibly excited about the considerable increase in our show numbers, as well as the new classes we’ve made available,” APHA Senior Director of Shows Holly Slaughter said. “As always, we’re working hard to offer a one-of-a-kind show experience with top-notch events, awards, events and opportunities.”
Although pre-entries are now completed, exhibitors can enter until 5 p.m. the day before a class.
Learn more about the show, look up World Show class entries, schedules and more at oawcs.apha.com.
More than Classes
When you’re not showing with your Paint, take advantage of all the World Show has to offer.
- Exhibitor Parties
Food, fun and socializing, galore! Exhibitor parties and receptions on the John Justin or Watt arena concourses let you watch your favorite classes and meet fellow exhibitors.
- Farnam Fever
Pick your next project prospect and get your bidding strategy ready for the Farnam Breeders’ Trust Select Sale. This year’s event and recent additions of Farnam stakes classes for older sale alumni means there are even more prizes up for grabs when you buy from the sale. Learn more about the sale and related classes and events online or contact Director of Breeders’ Trust Steven Imhof at (817) 222-6441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Can’t-miss Concert
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jeffrey Steele will be playing in the West Sale Arena on Friday, November 7, at 8 p.m., to benefit AjPHA President Meredith Milton’s presidential project, which aims to increase the Youth World Championship Show’s superior sportsmanship scholarship from $500 to $2,500. Learn more about this exciting concert and buy your tickets online.
- More in Store
Learn more about the excitement that awaits you at the World Show by reading your October Paint Horse Journal, which contains the show’s program. Subscribe, renew or order back issues of the Journal today!
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.