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Raise, Train, Show & Win with APHA’s all-breed Youth Futurity Project

Are you a young horseman or -woman with a passion for training and showing young horses? Are you raising a yearling or 2-year-old futurity horse project of your own and doing the work yourself?

Get the recognition you deserve for your hard work by participating in APHA’s Youth Futurity Project, and shine on the big stage of the 2023 APHA World Championship Show in these special classes, taking place June 24-27 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Details

  • Open to all breeds, with special prizes for Paint Horses (Regular Registry or Solid Paint-Bred)
  • Exhibitor must be a current AjPHA member
  • Only the Youth exhibitor may train the horse after April 15 of the current show year, through the last APHA Youth Futurity Project class. Verbal guidance is encouraged, but the Youth themselves must do all of the actual training on the horse.
  • 2 divisions:
    • Youth Yearling Futurity Project: in-hand trail, longe line, showmanship, logbook & interview
    • Youth 2-Year-Old Futurity Project: walk-trot trail, walk-trot rail, walk-trot pattern, logbook & interview
  • Open to pleasure-, hunter- or ranch-type projects
  • Emphasis will be on training and horsemanship over movement
  • Logbook & Interview are required for all participants; any or all of the performance classes may be entered.
  • Only one Youth Futurity Project per division (maximum of one yearling and one 2-year-old per exhibitor)

Pre-enter by May 15 for the best rates; entries accepted until 5 p.m. the day before classes take place.

More entry details online: apha.com/youthfuturityproject


  • Top Six placings will be recognized in each individual class for both divisions.
  • Overall placings will be awarded to the Top Three in each division.
    • Classes: 25% each; Logbook & Interview: 25%
  • The overall Highest-Placing Paint Horse will be awarded in each division.


The APHA World Championship show takes place June 23-July 9 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Details and entry information online at apha.com/worldshow.


[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 in 1962. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.