For more information, contact:
Amy Stapleton, APHA Director of Amateur Activities & Show Marketing
November 26, 2012
Magnificence and Money Draw Paint Horse Owners to the 2012 Open/Amateur World Championship Show
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) welcomed some of its best and brightest to Will Rogers Memorial Center November 7–17, 2012, for the industry’s spotlight event: the APHA World Championship Show.
The second of two world showcase events held annually by the Fort Worth-based equine organization is dedicated to competition for Amateur and Open competitors in a full range of disciplines in a total of 241 classes.
In addition to the 173 classes held for world champion titles, the association also hosted slot, Breeders’ Futurity, challenge and sweepstakes classes that featured cash payouts in lieu of traditional titles. In all, more than $320,000 in prize money was distributed over the course of the show, which drew 965 horses and 2,158 entries.
All world and reserve world champions received customized Gist Silversmiths trophy buckles to commemorate their win; with Top 5 finishers all receiving prize packages due in large part to the generosity of sponsors. Hart Trailers presented the owner of the All-Around Open Horse a beautiful 3-horse gooseneck slant-load aluminum trailer.
Corporate sponsors who support the mission and membership of APHA year-round include: Farnam, Fort Worth Business Press, Gist Silversmiths, Hart Trailers, JW Brooks Custom Hats, Purina, Markel Insurance and Merial. World Show sponsors were: Alliance Saddlery, Arena Werks, Big D, Blue Ribbon Custom Tack, Cowboy Bronze, eyeD, Hodges Badge Company, Jerry’s of Weatherford, Larry Williams Photography, Metro Golf Cars, NRHA, NSBA, Paint Horse Journal, Paint Horse Racing, Platinum Performance, Southern Belle Invitation, Tioga Territory, Video Horse World and WCHA.
One major highlight of the 2012 APHA World Show was the Farnam 2-Year-Old Western Pleasure Stakes class, which drew a large crowd and paid out $40,000. Agent Dinozzo, owned by Ann Cowan of Auburn Hills, Michigan, and shown by Randy Wilson was named champion with a payout of $12,800 in the inaugural event. Only horses sold through the Farnam Breeders’ Trust Select Sale Yearling Stakes Session are eligible to compete in the Farnam 2-Year-Old Pleasure Stakes classes the following year. The 2013 purse is anticipated to be at least $50,000.
APHA recognized the top equine and human athletes with high-point and all-around honors. The amateur awards ceremony was held on November 13, while the open awards ceremony closed out the show on November 17.
ALL-AROUND OPEN HORSE + OSCAR CRIGLER CATTLE AWARD
LOOKIE A DIAMOND STAR, a 2007 chestnut overo mare by Lookie A Diamond x Rubys Star Image
Owner/Breeder: Candace May & Lee Felts of Kenedy, Texas
Exhibitors: Clay Logan, Leslie Temple
RESERVE ALL-AROUND OPEN HORSE, HIGH-POINT ENGLISH HORSE and RESERVE SUPER GELDING
ILL BE SENSATIONAL, a 2004 red roan overo gelding by Zippos Sensation x Hidin My Lace
Owner: LeRoy Poignant, Pilot Point, Texas
Exhibitors: Ryan Painter, Karen Qualls
HIGH-POINT WESTERN HORSE and RESERVE OSCAR CRIGLER CATTLE AWARD
GAY BAR DRUMMER, a 2000 dun tobiano stallion by Drum N Up Spots x Gay Bar Gold Dust
Owner/Breeder: Joni Voloshin of Craig, Colorado
Exhibitor: Jack Wright
RESERVE HIGH-POINT WESTERN HORSE and SUPER GELDING
INTHESWEETSHOP, a 2007 bay tobiano gelding by Three Chips x Endless Zippo
Owner: Jenny Hansen of Elkhorn, Nebraska
Exhibitor: Sara Beth Simons, Aubrey, Texas
RESERVE HIGH-POINT ENGLISH HORSE
ROSES AND CHOCOLATE, a 2003 sorrel overo gelding by Chocolua (QH) x Lil Pine Mardella
Owner: Foxfield Farms LLC of Aurora, Oregon
Exhibitors: Ryan Painter, Lisa Ligon, Mason Lyon
RYAN PAINTER of Pilot Point, Texas
Exhibited: Bigger Is Better, Gallant Zippo, Gotta Be Sensational, Ill Be Sensational, Im Real Sensational , Laced In Krymsun, Real Me In, Real Sensational, Roses And Chocolate
RESERVE HIGH-POINT EXHIBITOR
JACK WRIGHT of Penrose, Colorado
Exhibited: Gay Bar Drummer, Gay Bar Lucky Jac, QTS Cajun Cub, Rolex Bar Twister
ALL-AROUND MASTERS AMATEUR
COLEEN BULL of Reed City, Michigan
TIMELESS ASSETS (2005 bay overo gelding) Frozen Assets x This Times Divine
RESERVE ALL-AROUND MASTERS AMATEUR
MELISSA HABERKORN of Beaufort, South Carolina
VR KNOCKYOUR SOCKSOFF (1999 sorrel overo gelding) VR Legend x Jets Jenni
ALL-AROUND CLASSIC AMATEUR
HEATHER MEYER of Tucson, Arizona
IM ORIGINAL (1994 sorrel overo gelding) Impress A Skip (QH) x Bettys Cry Baby (QH)
RESERVE ALL-AROUND CLASSIC AMATEUR
ERICA SUNNARBORG of Chandler, Arizona
BAILEYS BLUE EYES (2000 sorrel overo gelding) Chase N Eagle x Silver Creek Tanna (QH)
ALL-AROUND NOVICE AMATEUR
JOHN ZELDENTHUIS of Fruita, Colorado
MAYBE TOMARNO (2000 sorrel tobiano gelding) Impressive Art x Sirtainly A Plus
RESERVE ALL-AROUND NOVICE AMATEUR
KATHRYN SCHEXNAYDER of New Roads, Louisiana
ZIPS LITTLE PINE BAR (2005 sorrel tobiano gelding) I Know Jack Zip x Lil Pine Goldfleet
Successful Pat Parelli Clinic
On Saturday, November 10, APHA welcomed the community to partake in a free 3-hour clinic by world renowned horseman Pat Parelli. The clinic, which was sponsored by eyeD, drew a crowd of more than 900 enthusiasts to learn from Pat’s techniques. He worked through one horse’s fear of loading into a trailer and helped another understand lead changes. Additionally, one lucky attendee was chosen for a $500 shopping spree in the Colors of the Season Gift Show.
Farnam Breeders’ Trust Select Sale
Twenty horses changed hands during the Farnam Breeders’ Trust Select Sale on November 12, including 10 of 35 yearlings consigned to the Sale Stakes session. These 35 horses are considered a hot commodity as they are the only ones eligible to participate in next year’s $50,000 Farnam 2-Year-Old Pleasure Stakes classes.
The high-selling horse of the sale was By Far Top Shelf, a double-registered chestnut overo filly, consigned by Ty Sauder and purchased by Kevin Smith of Rockin Bar S LLC in Magnolia, Texas for $21,500.
The January issue of the Paint Horse Journal will contain full class results with winner photos, as well as details about the most notable competitors. Visit oawcs.apha.com to research results and entry numbers in the meantime.
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 celebrates 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.