January 17, 2014
More than 900 entries are expected this weekend at the Texas Paint Horse Club show held in conjunction with the 2014 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas. Based on expected estimates from TPHC Immediate Past President Renee Robinson, show entries have more than doubled as compared to its 2013 numbers—last year, the mid-January show garnered 416 total entries.
The astonishing growth for 2014 was due to several factors, Renee says.
“Bruce McCarty and Lauren Lovelace, Horse show managers for the Fort Worth Stock Show, gave us the opportunity to add another judge and make this show a four-judge Paint-O-Rama,” she said. “We also added the new APHA Green Division classes as well as walk-trot classes. The Texas Paint Horse Club also gives out high-point and reserve high-point buckles at this show for each division, and, we support the Fort Worth Stock Show scholarship fund. Youth Paint Horse exhibitors can win up to $4,000 in scholarship money, and even more if they write a two-page essay.”
Exhibitors at the 2013 Fort Worth Stock Show Paint Horse competition—more than 900 entries are expected for this year’s event (APHA File Photo).
The Texas Paint Horse Club and APHA are joining forces at this weekend’s show to extend open arms to new and veteran exhibitors, as well as anyone who wants to learn more about Paint Horses and opportunities afforded by APHA.
“This year for the first time, the Paint Horse exhibitors will have a hospitality room in the Brown-Lupton Building,” Renee said. “We will have breakfast and lunch available on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19 compliments of the American Paint Horse Association and the Texas Paint Horse Club. We want to encourage our exhibitors to have a bite to eat, some fellowship and great competition at one of the finest venues in the United States.
“The FWSS is a very prestigious show and so full of Texas heritage. We want to continue to build the entries to make it the very best stock show in the country. The Texas Paint Horse Club board of directors is both pleased and honored to host a show of this caliber.”
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The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest 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.