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Jackpot speed and roping classes add new fun to AjPHA Youth World Show

Exhibitors have the option to compete for jackpot money, as well as points & prizes

Fort Worth, TX—Youth are exclusively the focus of the 2011 American Junior Paint Horse Association (AjPHA) Youth World Championship Show June 24 – July 2 in Fort Worth. The AjPHA Youth World Show will showcase the talent of both the Paint Horse breed and the young people who exhibit them with 73 world-title classes in a full array of disciplines, in addition to a handful of assorted other classes specifically for the youth competitors.

Outside of the Youth World Show, most specialty events held for speed classes and ropers are “pay out” events – meaning that the top-placing finishers receive cash payouts instead of points. With that in mind, the Youth World Show this year will offer “jackpots” in the speed and roping classes so that participants who opt in by paying a separate $25 entry fee will be in the running for cash payout, in addition to the traditional breed registry points and prizes.

The fastest overall times in each class (regardless of division) will be eligible for the jackpot payouts. The classes included in the jackpot option include:

  • Barrel Racing  (Novice Youth 18 & Under, Youth 13 & Under, Youth 14-18)
  • Pole Bending  (Novice Youth 18 & Under, Youth 13 & Under, Youth 14-18)
  • Heading  (Youth 18 & Under)
  • Heeling  (Youth 18 & Under)
  • Steer Stopping  (Youth 18 & Under)
  • Breakaway Roping  (Youth 18 & Under)

Full details, premium books and class entry forms are available online at www.aphaworldshow.com. The pre-entry deadline is May 1, but entries are accepted until 5 p.m. the day prior to the class. The AjPHA Youth World Show is open to all youth with registered American Paint Horses.

More about the Youth World Championship Show
In addition to all of the activity inside the arena, the new AjPHA Executive Committee elections will be held, the new AjPHA Board of Directors will be installed, and the Youth Team Tournament will bring broad-base horse knowledge and teamwork to the forefront. The Youth Judging Contest will be held June 26 in conjunction with the World Show and sponsor Hart Trailers will present $500 scholarships to the high-placing junior and senior individuals.

Since APHA was founded 49 years ago, it has registered nearly 1 million American Paint Horses at a rate of around 30,000 horses per year. The Association currently serves approximately 85,000 active members in 59 nations and territories. APHA works not only to record Paint Horse pedigrees, but also to preserve and promote the history, breeding, training, racing, showing, sales and enjoyment of American Paint Horses. To learn more about APHA or AjPHA and how to become a member, contact the Association at (817) 834-2742, or visit apha.com.