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New classes and cash payouts added to APHA World Championship Show

The big dance is about to get bigger; based on year-round regional show participation and exhibitor demand, new classes, opportunities and cash have been added to this year’s APHA Open and Amateur World Championship Show, which takes place November 4–14 in Fort Worth, Texas,

Keep an eye out for these new additions in the World Show schedule, which will be released later this month.

New Classes
Amateur Ranch Trail Sweepstakes (concurrent sweepstakes & world championship)
5-Year-Old Barrel Racing Breeders’ Futurity (Gold/Silver/Bronze)

New Award
Amateur Walk-Trot High-Point

Expanded Recognition
Intermediate exhibitor recognition will be expanded to include the following new classes. Exhibitors must meet limited eligibility requirements to qualify for these awards.

Junior and Senior Western Pleasure
Junior and Senior Western Riding
Junior and Senior Trail
Junior and Senior Hunter Under Saddle
Weanling Mares
Yearling Mares
2-Year-Old Mares
3-Year-Old Mares
Weanling Stallions
Yearling Geldings
Solid Paint-Bred Weanling Mares
Amateur Weanling Stallions
Amateur Weanling Mares
Amateur Yearling Mares
Amateur 2-Year-Old Mares
Amateur 3-Year-Old Mares
Amateur Yearling Geldings
Amateur Aged Geldings
Amateur Solid Paint-Bred Weanling Mares

Big Money

The following classes offer deep cash incentives for exhibitors. The listed amounts replace what has been previously offered for these disciplines.

Reining (Regular Registry Only)

  • 3-Year-Old Reining Challenge – $5,000 Added
  • Non-Pro 3-Year-Old Reining Challenge – $5,000 Added – NEW 
  • 4-, 5- & 6-Year-Old Reining Challenge – $15,000 Added – NEW
  • Non-Pro 4-, 5- & 6-Year-Old Reining Challenge – $15,000 Added – NEW
  • Working Cow Horse (Regular Registry Only)
  • 4- & 5-Year-Old Working Cow Horse Challenge – $7,500 Added – NEW
  • Non-Pro 4- & 5-Year-Old Working Cow Horse Challenge – $7,500 Added- NEW
  • Non-Pro Limited Working Cow Horse Challenge (Boxing) – $3,000 Added – NEW
  • Cutting (Regular Registry Only)
  • Non-Pro Cutting Challenge, All Ages – $3,500 Added – NEW
  • 3-Year-Old Cutting Challenge – $3,500 Added
  • 4-Year-Old Cutting Challenge – $3,500 Added
  • 5- & 6-Year-Old Cutting Challenge – $3,500 Added

NCHA-Approved, All Breed Classes (Open to Regular Registry and Solid Paint-Bred Horses)

  • NCHA Open Cutting – $1,500 Added – NEW
  • NCHA Non-Pro Cutting – $1,500 Added – NEW
  • NCHA Amateur Cutting – $1,000 Added – NEW
  • NCHA $2,000-Limit Rider Cutting – $1,000 Added – NEW

For more information about the APHA World Championship Show, visitapha.com/oawcs. Stay up-to-date on the latest news from the show by following APHA on Facebook.


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About APHA

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.