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Northwest Paint Horse Championships add extra color to Zone 1 Show

Returning to Zone 1 for the third year, the Northwest Paint Horse Championships welcomed fresh faces with open arms and celebrated the achievements of regional exhibitors.

Exhibitors from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana traveled to Albany, Oregon, August 11–14 to compete at the Northwest Paint Horse Championships, held in conjunction with the  Zone 1 Show. Show manager Tammie Whitt says she has seen the benefits of the Paint Horse Championship program.

“Exhibitors really like the Northwest Championship classes. It adds a higher level in recognition to the show, and encourages people fairly new to APHA to try something new; the overall feedback was very positive,” Tammie said. “Zone One numbers were up substantially in both numbers of horses and goes per judge from 2015. We tried some new things this year, and the exhibitors really responded favorably.”

 To be eligible for the Northwest Championship classes, exhibitors and the horses’ owners were required to live in Zone 1—Washington, Oregon, Idaho or Montana—and be current APHA members. Also, neither horse nor exhibitor may have placed in the Top Five of a halter class or the Top 10 in a performance class at the APHA World Championship Show within the last five years. Click here for a list of qualification criteria. APHA sponsored awards for up to 15 Paint Horse Championship classes, with the show selecting the specific events to offer.

Congratulations to the following Paints and their connections:

  • Amateur Mares: FP Hey Fellas, exhibited by Gerry Dinning
  • Youth Mares: Lopin To Heaven, exhibited by Nevada Littleton
  • Amateur Geldings: Special Te Forces, exhibited by Tracy Olney
  • Youth Geldings: Fool Of Irony, exhibited by Blayne Bell
  • Novice Amateur Showmanship: Sensational Effect, exhibited by Kimberly Stock
  • Classic Amateur Showmanship: JZA Jewelontherange, exhibited by Tori Heinricher White
  • Masters Amateur Showmanship: One Fancy Dream, exhibited by Tracy Shultz
  • Amateur Walk/Trot Western Pleasure: This Sheik Rocks, exhibited by Lindsay Bates
  • Amateur Walk-Trot Horsemanship: Fancy Cutie, exhibited by Caitlin Johnson
  • Classic Amateur Horsemanship: JZA Jewelontherange, exhibited by Tori Heinricher White
  • Classic Amateur Hunt-Seat Equitation: Zip Is It, exhibited by Nadine Miller
  • Green Trail: Its All About Da Ride, exhibited by Josephine Mootz
  • Senior Trail: Sensational Effect, exhibited by Sarah
  • Senior Western Riding: Three More Chips, exhibited by Kim Gately


[Reprinting all or part of this news release is permitted, so long as credit is given to the Paint Horse Journal and a link provided back to apha.com.]


About APHA

The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international 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.