European Paint Horse exhibitors will have a chance to shine at the 2016 European Paint Horse Championships with the addition of EuroPaint Zone Championship classes, taking place August 28–September 3 in Kreuth, Germany.
Paint Horse Championship classes are designed to encourage participation at the local level and offer a competitive avenue for Paint exhibitors. To compete in the 15 designated EuroPaint Zone Championship classes, owners/lessees, exhibitors and their Paints must reside in Zone 12 and may not have earned a medal at the European Paint Horse Championships within the last five years.
The following classes will be offered as part of the EuroPaint Zone Championships:
- Amateur Senior Western Pleasure
- Amateur Senior Hunter Under Saddle
- Amateur Ranch Riding
- Amateur Trail
- Amateur Solid Paint-Bred Showmanship
- Amateur Solid Paint-Bred Western Pleasure
- Solid Paint-Bred Trail
- Solid Paint-Bred Reining
- Aged Mares
- Overo Color
- Junior Western Pleasure
- Green Trail
- Youth Western Pleasure
- Youth Showmanship
- Youth Western Horsemanship
Winners will be awarded Gist Silversmiths championship buckles, and medallions will be presented for second through sixth place; the awards are sponsored by APHA.
Questions about the Zone 12 Paint Horse Championships can be directed to Show Secretary Isabell Weber-Elsner. For more information about eligibility and the 2016 Paint Horse Championships, click here.
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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 creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.