Canadians converged on Ponoka, Alberta, August 4–7 for the Western Canadian Paint Horse Championship and Zone 10 show. With strong turnout in many championship classes, exhibitors in 15 specially selected classes walked away with Gist Silversmiths championship buckles and others took home customized medallions for top placings, courtesy of APHA.
To be eligible for the Western Canadian Paint Horse Championship, exhibitors and horse owners must reside in Zone 10—which includes Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories—and meet other eligibility requirements. APHA sponsored awards for up to 15 Paint Horse Championship classes, with the show selecting the specific events to offer.
“With 15 classes offered and 112 entries over the course of the show, APHA’s championship class program was a huge success and a fantastic addition to the Zone 10 Show,” Zone 10 President Ronni Nordal said.
Congratulations to the following Paints and their connections:
- Yearling In-Hand Trail—The Party Impulse, exhibited by Tyrel Phillip Poier
- Solid Paint-Bred Yearling In-Hand Trail—LP Spotless Tallent, exhibited by Nicole Gauthier
- Yearling Longe Line—Lopin For The Ladiez, exhibited by Judy Ashbacher
- Amateur Walk-Trot Horsemanship—Only For The Boys, exhibited by Laura Bouchard
- Amateur Walk-Trot Western Pleasure—Only For The Boys, exhibited by Laura Bouchard
- Amateur Showmanship—Ultimate Reputation, exhibited by Shelby Devet
- Youth Showmanship 14-18—Aneasterpaintedzippo, exhibited by Cassidy Boxall
- Youth Hunter Under Saddle 14-18—Love My Charisma, exhibited by Tessy Rupert
- Novice Amateur Hunter Under Saddle—Ppdiamondsr Anasset, exhibited by Samantha Boxall
- Amateur Halter Geldings—FF Just N Time, exhibited by Brittany Campbell
- Youth Halter Geldings—You Bet Im Invited, exhibited by Romy Malcolm
- Aged Geldings—FF Just N Time, exhibited by Brittany Campbell
- Amateur Halter Mares—RMS Sizzlin Secret, exhibited by Heather Haseloh
- Aged Mares—ZI Sienna Supreme, exhibited by Lynsay Atchison
- Color Class—Im The New Kinda Hot, exhibited by Mikayla Patrick
Photos are courtesy Charbonneau Photography. Find more at charbonneauphoto.ca.
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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.