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Paint reiners at Euro Futurity and Italian Championship to win APHA buckles

Riding a Paint at the 2020 NRHA European Futurity and Italian Reining Horse Association Championship? APHA will be in Cremona, Italy, November 20–28 to reward flashy reining horses as part of our Paint Reiner Buckle Incentive Program.

The buckle incentive program rewards APHA members riding registered Paint reiners—to qualify, participants must sign up in advance of their classes and must have a current APHA membership; participation is free. To sign up for the buckle incentive program, look for our representative on site: APHA Professional Horsewoman Helga Hommel. You may also reach her by phone (+49 160 95692458) or email (helga.hommel at gmx.net).

At this highly anticipated event, APHA will award beautiful Gist Silversmiths trophy buckles to the high-placing Paint participant in four select classes:

  • NRHA European Futurity―Open Level 4
  • NRHA European Futurity―Non-Pro Level 4
  • Italian Championship― Para-Reining
  • Italian Championship­―Youth

APHA buckles were also awarded at:

  • Florida Reining Classic in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Summer Slide in Denver, Colorado
  • National Reining Breeders Classic in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Low Roller Reining Classic Idaho in Nampa, Idaho

The APHA awards custom jackets at the incentive program’s sixth and final event of the year, the NRHA Futurity, November 26–December 5 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Do you have a horse that’s eligible for APHA registration? Let’s take care of getting your paperwork up-to-date before the event—you can email most work to [email protected] (use of Rush fee is advised) or complete simple transfers of ownership online. Double-registering your eligible reining horse with APHA is especially easy: include a copy of his AQHA registration certificate with the registration application, photos and fees. Email [email protected] for more details.


[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 promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.