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Paints win custom Gist trophy buckles at 2017 Tulsa Reining Classic

They spin, they slide and they do it all with a flash of chrome—Paint Horses took top honors at the Tulsa Reining Classic, August 29–September 3 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

As part of a special partnership with the Tulsa Reining Classic, APHA presented a slate of Gist Silversmiths trophy buckles to the high-placing Paint Horses in select events.

Hollywoodstinseltown Open Futurity

  • Mega Mag, ridden by Casey Hinton, owned by Casey And Kathy Hinton

Open Derby and Whizkey N Diamonds Novice Horse Derby

  • Shining In Town (right), ridden by Jason Vandlandingham, owned by Jon Sather

Developing Horse Futurity 

  • FM Cottonwood, ridden by Franco Bertolani, owned by Carlton & Khris Crowe
  • Smoking Oak Gun, ridden by Jason Vanlandingham, owned by Lazaro Elizondo

SmartPak Non-Pro Derby & SmartPak Novice Non-Pro Derby

  • Baileys Not Painted (left), ridden by Mandy McCutcheon, owned by Tom & Mandy McCutcheon


Turnabout Farm Non-Pro Futurity 

  • One Last Gunner, ridden by Mandy McCutcheon, owned by Tom & Mandy McCutcheon
  • This Chic Guns It (right), ridden and owned by Kevin Ball

Short Stirrup

  • Bullet Proof Benz, ridden and owned by Faith Horner


  • Shootin For The Stars, ridden and owned by Teresa Goforth


  • A Girls Best Friend, ridden and owned by Cherie Bugg


  • Spooks Smoken Wimpy, ridden by Margaret Sue Dunn, owned by Margaret Valentine


Remember, select NRHA events like the Tulsa Reining Classic, are approved for APHA World Show qualification—the qualifying period for the 2018 World Show takes place June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. Paint Horse simply compete at four APHA-approved events during the qualifying period in order to qualify to compete at the APHA World Show.


[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 equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. Its mission is to inspire, nurture, promote and provide meaningful experiences to generations interested in preserving the versatile Paint Horse.