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Special awards honor leading horsemen at 2023 Halter Million

Three leading horsemen awards honored outstanding owners, breeders and exhibitors at the 2023 APHA/WCHA Halter Million. The event took place September 23-October 1 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Halter Million is the premier halter competition for stock horses, awarding more than $1 million in cash and prizes in APHA and World Conformation Horse Association competitions. Though the event hosts all-breed WCHA classes, the following awards are presented to leaders based on APHA world championship class results.

Leading Owner

Winner: Walt & Annie Schobel, Running Springs, California

Horses: Cool And Delightful, Hes A Miracle Worker, Cool And Timeless, Intentionallydesigned, Shez Stylistic Too

Leading Breeder

Winner: Gary & Linda T. Gordon, Argyle, Texas

Horses: FG Southern Charm, Drippin In Diamonds, FG Excelusive Lady, FG Legacy, FG The X Factor, FG Miss Sassy Pants, JCS Ubtainable, FG Charismatic, Execute Elegance, FG Intense

Leading Owner/Breeder/Exhibitor

Sponsored by Lazy Lagoon Ranch/Edwin and Alecia Baxley
Winner: Kim Helburg, Gill, Colorado
DE Finest Legend, a 2021 sorrel overo gelding by Secrets Of A Legend (QH) x DE Stone Washed Denim
Owned & Bred by Kim Helburg


[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.