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Celebrate APHA’s 2023 Paint Alternative Competition winners

APHA’s Paint Alternative Competition program represents Paints who excel outside of traditional APHA breed shows; we are pleased to honor the 2023 year-end division champions below. The full year-end performance review, including the full list of Top 20 and Honor Roll winners, is available 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


Congratulations to our No. 1 Paint Alternative Competition champions

No. 1 Six PAC Top Five: Izzy Invited

Qualifying Credits: 343

Horse’s Details: A 2014 bay tobiano gelding by Special Invitation and out of Charlies My Daddy

Owner/Lessee: Cathie Batchelor, Jacksonville, North Carolina

Breeder: Kristin R. L. Duncan, Lincolnton, North Carolina


No. 1 Youth Six PAC Top Five: Zaidlyn L. Swain & Sheza Dynamic Rose

Qualifying Credits: 170

Horse’s Stats: A 2018 chestnut tobiano mare by Gentlemen Send Roses and out of A Star N Dee Dark (QH)

Owner/Lessee: Zaidlyn Swain, Bronson, Michigan

Breeder: Ruth Gray, Augusta, Kansas



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