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Oceania Paint Horse Championship debuts in Australia

APHA’s Paint Horse Championship program is going international for its third event of 2019.  The Oceania Paint Horse Championship Show will take place during Australia’s Zone Championship Show July 15 in Maryborough, Australia, at Maryborough Equestrian Park.

APHA is sponsoring awards for each show, consisting of beautiful Gist Silversmiths buckles for first place and medallions for second-through-sixth place in each event.

2019 Oceania Paint Horse Championship events include:

  • Amateur Hunter Under Saddle, All Ages
  • Youth Hunter Under Saddle 18 & Under
  • Open Hunter Under Saddle
  • Amateur Western Pleasure, All Ages
  • Youth Western Pleasure 18 & Under
  • Open Western Pleasure
  • Amateur Trail, All Ages
  • Youth Trail 18 & Under
  • Open Trail
  • Amateur Ranch Riding, All ages
  • Youth Ranch Riding 18 & Under
  • Open Ranch Riding
  • Amateur Reining, All Ages
  • Youth Reining 18 & Under
  • Open Reining
  • Grand Champion Mare

In 2019, to be eligible to compete in any Paint Horse Championship halter class in any division, an exhibitor cannot have placed in the Top Five in a halter class at an APHA World Championship Show within the last 10 years (2009–2018) or won a Paint Horse Championship halter class the previous year.

For performance classes, an exhibitor who has placed in the Top 10 in a performance class at an APHA World Championship Show within the last 10 years (2009–2018) or won a Paint Horse Championship performance class the previous year is not eligible to compete in any Paint Horse Championship performance class in any division.

For more information regarding this upcoming event, please contact Jeffrey Hall at [email protected]

View the full 2019 Paint Horse Championship criteria.

[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.]
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