The last three days of the APHA World Show were action-packed thanks to cutters from across the country. Horsemen and -women showed up in impressive numbers October 2-4, 2020, for a chance at great prizes and cold, hard cash.
The world championship cutting classes saw a 35% increase in entries over 2019, but the big story was the Challenge classes where entries jumped from 18 in 2019 to 41—a 128% increase. Entries remained steady in the 3-Year-Old Cutting Challenge but doubled in the 4-Year-Old Challenge from 2019. The 5- & 6-Year-Old Cutting Challenge saw a whopping 450% increase over 2019 and the Non-Pro Cutting Challenge was up 129%.
Overall, the Chrome Cash Cutting Challenge classes paid out a total of $34,415 to registered Paint Horses. In addition, the American Cutting Horse Association Cowtown Cutting paid out an additional $22,900 over two days.
Even in a challenging year, the APHA World Show, as a whole, saw big increases across the board. Champions were crowned, dreams became a reality and there were lots of reasons to celebrate. Overall, APHA World Show entries were up 12% across all disciplines with 1,536 horses competing at the event—an increase of 18.7% over the (combined) total horses in 2019.
APHA thanks everyone who believed in this show and worked together to make it a success in such an uncertain year.
Start making plans now for the 2021 APHA World Show.
June 25 – July 11, 2021:
- Open/Amateur/Youth World Championships
September 25-October 3, 2021:
- APHA Weanling & Yearling Halter World Championships
- APHA Breeders’ Futurity Halter Classes
- WCHA Breeders’ Championship & Big Money Halter Futurities
No qualifying required!
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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 in 1962. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.