The paint is put away, the brushes are cleaned and the winners of the 2015 AjPHA Great Paint Brush-Off have been announced.
The Great Paint Brush-Off allows Youth members to show off their skills in a variety of artwork, from watercolor paintings to charcoal drawings to ink sketches. The contest has only two requirements: the contestants must be AjPHA members, and the artwork must somehow be related to Paint Horses.
The contestants are divided into three different age divisions: 9 and under, 10-14 and 15-18. Winning artwork will be spotlighted at the AjPHA Youth World Championship Show in Fort Worth, Texas, June 23–July 4 and then displayed at the APHA headquarters for the next year. Winners receive $100, and second-place finishers receive $75.
Congratulations to our 2015 Winners:
9 & Under Division:
1st place: Katie Chamblee of Hanceville, Alabama (7 years old)
1st place: Hadassah Bennetsen of Argyle, Texas (13 years old)
2nd place: Jessie Ferguson of Taber, Alberta, Canada (11 years old)
1st place: Teresa Job of Sonora, California (16 years old)
2nd place: Rachael Littlejohn of Athol, Idaho (17 years old)
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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.