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Special honors at the 2015 APHA World Show

Each year at the APHA World Championship Show, champions are crowned in events ranging from roping to halter to hunter under saddle—but a select group of horses are presented with special awards designed to remember the great horses who came before them. Not only do these special awards create a perpetual memory of those great horses, but they also honor excellence in specific events.

Congratulations to the following Paints and their teams:

nwp1_947-nwp1-2876Too Sleepy For Candy Memorial Award, presented by Susan E. Juroe of Longmont, Colorado

$500 cash prize and a custom glass trophy awarded to the world champion in Novice Amateur Western PleasureChampion: Send Roses Please, owned and exhibited by Jill Silverberg of Montecito, California

Scarlet Print Award, presented by the Joe Engle Family of Bakersfield, California

Custom trophy awarded to the mare that wins world championships in the Open, Amateur and Youth divisions of a halter mares class in a single year

Champion: Red Hot N Stylish, exhibited by Bob Cassata in Amateur Yearling Mares, Philip Groeb in Youth Yearling Mares and Jason Smith in Open Yearling Mares; owned by Double C Acres of Morganton, North Carolina

divinechromeAwesome Chrome Bonus, presented by the Awesome Chrome Partnership of McAllen, Texas

$1,000 bonus split between the Top Three horses sired by Awesome Chrome competing in the Paint Barrel Racing Incentive Program futuritiesDivine Chrome, owned and exhibited by Bryan Ford of Sallisaw, Oklahoma-$500

theawesomechickThe Awesome Chick, owned and exhibited by Brandi R. Manning of Elgin, Oklahoma-$300

shawneflyShawne Fly, owned and exhibited by Haley Paradis of Dover, New Hampshire-$200



wr3_947-wr3-0704What A Attitude Award presented by Lauren Willis, Karen Qualls and Joy Davis and also in memory of William Sprecht

Custom Cowboy Bronze trophy awarded to the world champion in Senior Western Riding
One Flashy Sensation, exhibited by Sara Simons and owned by Taylor Lynn Prince of Boston, Massachusetts

hm5_947-hm5-8232Sun Princess Award presented by Russell and Valarie Yarger and Rockin G Ranch of Freeport, Michigan

Engraved carafe awarded to the world champion in Aged MaresMNC Kupcakez, exhibited by Jason Smith and owned by Diamond 2M Show Horses LLC of Sanger, Texas

For complete coverage of the 2015 APHA World Show, check out the January 2016 issue of the Paint Horse Journal. Not yet a subscriber? A one-year subscription for APHA members starts at only $30, and you’ll also get Flash, our annual supplement issue focused on speed-bred Paints.


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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.