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September 4, 2013
Corporate partner extends cash offerings for Paints in PBRIP Barrel Racing Sweepstakes, USTRC Cowtown ShootOut and Ranch Horse Pleasure Sweepstakes
FORT WORTH—The pool of added money for special events at the upcoming American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Show continues to increase with a new influx of cash from APHA corporate partner Farnam Horse Products.
Last year, Farnam entered onto the scene by sponsoring the Breeders’ Trust Select Sale and the $40,000 added Farnam 2-Year-Old Western Pleasure Stakes class. Since then, Farnam has worked with APHA to develop the Farnam Breeders’ Trust Youth Scholarship as well.
When APHA introduced the slate of classes for the 2013 World Show, Farnam’s interest was piqued by the way the association is reaching out in a number of markets: barrel racers, team ropers and ranch horse pleasure in particular.
Farnam is showing their support by infusing an additional $7,000 in cash for participants in these events: $3,000 from Farnam will be added to the PBRIP Barrel Racing Sweepstakes classes (bringing the minimum total to $10,250 added), $3,000 from Farnam will be added to the USTRC Cowtown ShootOut (bringing the grand total to $8,000 added for eligible Paints), and an additional $1,000 from Farnam will be added to the Ranch Horse Pleasure Sweepstakes (bringing the grand total to $2,000 added).
APHA has waived the late fees and qualifying requirements for the classes mentioned immediately above, as they are new for the 2013 World Show.
By the numbers, the 2013 APHA World Show has something for everyone—with 240 total classes. And while the majority of 168 World Championship classes require qualification in order to participate, 109 do not require qualification.
- 240 total classes
- 168 World Championship classes
- 109 non-qualifying classes
- 106 Open division classes
- 90 Amateur & Novice Amateur division classes
- 35 Solid Paint-Bred classes
- 56 Breeders’ Futurity classes
- 17 new classes
- $79,250 added money (excluding Breeders’ Futurity and Farnam Stakes payouts)
- 99 opportunities for affiliate recognition
- 18 Intermediate Exhibitor classes (class-within-a-class)
- 8 Southern Belle Breeders’ classes (class-within-a-class)
- 2 NSBA Stallion Incentive Fund classes (class-within-a-class)
Additional activities – Boot Camp, Ride the Pattern, Gift Show, Sale, Clinics
Besides the classes in the arena, APHA has added other activities for exhibitors and spectators to get more enjoyment out of their time at the World Show. The pre-show Amateur Boot Camp will offer a full day’s worth of honing skills and polish for Amateur and Novice Amateur exhibitors who are interested in getting help from industry professionals. Held on November 5, Boot Camp will be followed immediately by APHA’s “Ride the Pattern” seminar. Ride the Pattern is a free opportunity for all exhibitors to hear from a World Show judge what the judges will be watching for—while the patterns are being demonstrated live.
The Farnam Breeders’ Trust Sale festivities kick off November 9 with the Sale Preview Party. The following day, November 10, the Farnam Breeders’ Trust Sale Preview will begin at 5:30 pm and the Sale will begin at 6:30 pm. Two sessions will be held: the first for Breeders’ Trust horses of any age, or those in foal to a Breeders’ Trust stallion; the second for yearlings whose owners are making them eligible to compete in the 2014 Farnam Sale Stakes classes (with anticipated payout exceeding $50,000).
Two free clinics are scheduled, which are open to World Show attendees and the community at large. On November 9, horse trainer and Chrome columnist Kalley Krickeburg will demonstrate her “pre-saddle training” methods in the Watt Arena. On November 10, dog trainer and Chrome columnist Hilton Butler will share techniques he uses successfully in his work.
Shoppers will find a wide array of treasures and holiday gift items in the Colors of the Season Gift Show. Now with an expanded venue, the gift show will be open daily during the World Show from 9 am to 6 pm, with extended hours the weekend of November 8-11. Interested vendors may contact Shannon Rogers at 817-222-6433.
Enter. Compete. Win. Celebrate.
Full details, tentative class schedule, premium books and class entry forms are available online at www.aphaworldshow.com. Pre-enter by the September 10 deadline for the best pricing, stall location and RV spaces. Entries are accepted until 5 p.m. the day prior to the class.
About the American Paint Horse Association
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is the world’s second largest equine breed association. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, it celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. In fulfillment of its global mission to collect, record and preserve pedigrees of the breed, APHA recognizes and supports 111 regional and international clubs, produces championship shows, sponsors trail rides and creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses. APHA has registered more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded, and now serves more than 55,000 active youth and adult members around the world. For more information about the American Paint Horse Association, visit apha.com or connect with Paint Horse fans globally at facebook.com/americanpainthorse or on Twitter @APHANews and @WorldShow.