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Paints shine at The International reining

 It pays to show Paint Horses, as several exhibitors discovered firsthand at The International, an exclusive reining competition that took place September 23–27 in Denver, Colorado. There, top-placing registered Paint Horses were recognized with exclusive Gist Silversmiths trophy buckles, presented in several events by APHA.

The buckles came in addition to the competition’s rich purses and prizes, designed to recognize top APHA performers in select classes while also encouraging the registration and transfer of Paint Horses. Exhibitors, owners and show management alike were abuzz with excitement when word got out about the great APHA-sponsored awards.

“The buckles were a big hit,” said Alden Corrigan, sponsorship director for the event’s producer, Horsepower, Inc. “We loved having APHA as one of our partners, and we look forward to welcoming you all back to our 2016 shows!”

Congratulations to the following exhibitors, who left Denver with a little extra buckle bling:
Loots for Grassroots Amateur:
Bubblegun, a 2009 chestnut overo mare by Colonels Smokingun and out of Rondalena Chex (QH), exhibited and owned by Kimberly Tillman of Tioga, Texas
international15-2Nutrena Non-Pro Futurity:
Its Me, a 2012 sorrel solid gelding by Who Whiz It (QH) and out of Berryinfinitesurprise, exhibited by Sharee Schwartzenberger, owned by Steve and Dori Schwartzenberger of Longmont, Colorado
Nutrena Open Futurity:
The Trashman, a 2012 chestnut overo stallion by Gunnatrashya and out of Dexceptional, exhibited by Cody Stark, owned by Dennis and Cindy Lien of Vale, South Dakota
Mile High Open Derby & Maturity:
Doc Bars Smokingun, a 2007 palomino overo stallion by Colonels Smokingun and out of Docs Dunnit Bar (QH), exhibited by Shane Brown, owned by Glo Tazi of Castle Rock, Colorado

For complete results, visit theinternationalreining.com.



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About APHA
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.