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South Central Paint Horse Championship returns to Zone 4 Show

The South Central Paint Horse Championship returns deep in the heart of Texas to the 2016 Texas Memorial Day Spectacular Zone 4 Show, which will take place May 28–30 in Waco, Texas. The Zone 4 show also offers a ranch horse special event dual-approved with the American Stock Horse Association.

Exhibitors can not only compete in a full spectrum of APHA classes ranging from ranch horse trail to hunter under saddle, but 20 Championship classes will provide special recognition to zone exhibitors. To compete in the Championship classes, exhibitors must reside in Zone 4, which consists of New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Exhibitors also cannot have placed in the Top Five in a halter class or Top 10 in a performance class at an APHA World Championship Show in the past five years. Click here for full eligibility requirements.

The Paint Horse Championships celebrate the success of exhibitors at the regional level and encourages local participation. APHA sponsors awards for up to 15 classes, along with up to $3,500 in awards for Zone classes. Paint Horse Championship class winners each receive a custom Gist Silversmiths belt buckle, and 2nd–6th place receive medallions.

Classes offered at the South Central Paint Horse Championship include:

  • Amateur Halter Stallions
  • Youth Halter Geldings
  • Amateur Halter Geldings
  • Youth Halter Mares
  • Amateur Halter Mares
  • Youth Showmanship
  • Amateur Showmanship
  • Youth Hunt Seat Equitation
  • Amateur Hunt Seat Equitation
  • Youth Hunter Under Saddle
  • Amateur Hunter Under Saddle
  • Open Hunter Under Saddle
  • Youth Western Horsemanship
  • Amateur Western Horsemanship
  • Youth Western Pleasure
  • Amateur Western Pleasure
  • Open Western Pleasure
  • Youth Trail
  • Amateur Trail
  • Open Trail


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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 in 1962. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.