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Paints claim 2018 mounted shooting world championships

Sparks flew and Paints ran hard at the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Wrangler World Show, held October 17–20 in Amarillo, Texas. APHA continued its exciting partnership with the CMSA in 2018 to honor talented Paints in the sport of mounted shooting by offering added money to the event and world championship titles up for grabs to Paints in four divisions: Open, Open Solid Paint-Bred, Amateur and Amateur Solid Paint-Bred.
APHA added $1,000 to the Open division and $1,000 to the Amateur division overall. Payouts were gender split and paid out by the CMSA payback system. To be eligible, both the owner and exhibitor must be current APHA members and ride an APHA-registered horse. Payouts were awarded to the exhibitor.
Congratulations to the following Paints and their connections:
Open Mounted Shooting
World Champion: M R Poppy Choice, exhibited and owned by Maria Mertz of Columbia, Missouri
Reserve World Champion: Tiz A Whoop, exhibited by Craig Stodart for Anthony Ivy of Boyd, Texas
Open Solid Paint-Bred Mounted Shooting
World Champion: JBS PDQ, exhibited by Sam Helms of John Brandreth of Canton, Georgia
Reserve World Champion: Red Hot French Kiss, exhibited and owned by Deanne Chapman of Larkspur, Colorado
Amateur Mounted Shooting
World Champion: Skips Tinker, exhibited and owned by Robert Boucher Jr. of Pleasant Hill, Oregon
Reserve World Champion: Just That Bad, exhibited and owned by Jerod Waymire of Ardmore, Oklahoma
Amateur Solid Paint-Bred Mounted Shooting
World Champion: Unzip Me Slowly, exhibited and owned by Lance Cochrane of Alberta, Canada
Reserve World Champion: I Cant Stop Smoking, exhibited by James Burgess for James & Patricia Burgess of Edmond, Oklahoma
APHA added-money winners were:

Men’s Open
$815 Sam Helms & JBS PDQ

Ladies Open
$815 De Chapman & Red Hot French Kiss

Men’s Amateur
$930 Rob Boucher & Skips Tinker
$620 Jerod Waymire & Just That Bad

Ladies Amateur
$605 Trena Moore & Phenomenal Z

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