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Ranch horses showcase their versatility at APHA-ASHA Cowtown Ranch Classic

After most Youth exhibitors had packed up and headed for home after the 2016 AjPHA Youth World Championship Show drew to a close, ranch horse enthusiasts had extra incentive to stick around the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The first-ever ASHA/APHA Cowtown Ranch Classic kicked off July 6 with a free educational seminar by ASHA judge Katie Dove, followed by a full day of exciting ranch classes July 7. The show was open to all breeds, and Paints competed in APHA, ASHA or both associations’ events; classes were run concurrently, but placed separately.

The inaugural all-breed, all-ages event offered Paint ranch-horse exhibitors an additional chance to qualify for the APHA World Championship Show in November with ranch-horse classes, ranch pleasure, ranch trail, ranch reining and ranch cattle classes. Opportunities for both Regular Registry and solid Paint-bred horses were included, and high-point titles were awarded in all APHA and ASHA divisions.

“We are excited to partner with ASHA to provide a new venue for Paints and all breeds to compete in ranch horse events while showcasing our talented breed and programs to other competitors,” APHA Senior Director of Show and Contest Holly Slaughter said.

Congratulations to the following horses and their exhibitors:

  • APHA High-Point Open: CD Lightly Sparked, a 2011 sorrel overo mare shown by Adam Schwalm of Richmond, Texas
  • APHA High-Point Amateur: Lets Get Snappin, a 2011 sorrel tobiano mare shown by Laura Hoelscher of Kerrville, Texas
  • APHA High-Point Novice Amateur: RT Hug Me Doc, a 2007 bay tobiano mare shown by Amanda Sanchez of Farmersville, Texas
  • APHA High-Point Youth: Cougarazzle Dazzle, a 1996 gray overo gelding shown by Kale Miller of Royse City, Texas
  • APHA High-Point Short Stirrup/Walk-Trot: LBS Radical Formula, a 2001 bay overo gelding shown by Miley Adkins of Abilene, Texas
  • ASHA Limited Non-Pro: Blond Jaymze Blond (QH), shown by Nancy Cloud
  • ASHA Green: Blond Jaymze Blond (QH), shown by Nancy Cloud
  • ASHA Youth: Highly Spotageous (ApHC), shown by Teresa Job 


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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 creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.