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Stars & Stripes Summer Spectacular returns to the Youth World Show

Equestrians with disabilities will take the stage at the Stars & Stripes Summer Spectacular June 27 in Fort Worth, Texas. APHA and the Appaloosa Horse Club are joining forces again to offer this special opportunity for challenged riders to take the stage during the 2017 AjPHA Youth World Championship Show and World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show.

Learn more & enter today!

The event is open to all breeds of horses, and awards in each class include a champion buckle and jacket, reserve champion buckle and ribbons for the Top 10 exhibitors. Select classes are dual-approved by APHA, ApHC and the National Snaffle Bit Association; exhibitors showing registered Paint Horses can qualify for awesome year-end awards through APHA’s CHAMPS program.

Classes at the 2017 Stars & Stripes Summer Spectacular are:

  • Supported Walk-Only Trail
  • Supported Walk/Jog Trail
  • Veterans Supported Walk-Only Trail
  • Independent Walk-Only Trail
  • Veterans Independent Walk-Only Trail
  • Independent Walk/Jog Trail
  • Independent Walk/Jog/Lope Trail
  • Showmanship Level 1
  • Showmanship Level 2
  • Showmanship Level 3
  • Veterans Supported Walk-Only Horsemanship/Equitation
  • Supported Walk-Only Horsemanship/Equitation
  • Independent Walk-Only Horsemanship/ Equitation
  • Veterans Independent Walk-Only Horsemanship/Equitation
  • Supported Walk/Jog Western Horsemanship Veterans
  • Independent Walk/Jog Western Horsemanship
  • Independent Walk/Jog Western Horsemanship
  • Independent Walk/Jog/Lope Western Horsemanship
  • Veterans Independent Walk/Jog/Lope Western Horsemanship
  • Independent Walk/Jog Para Reining
  • Independent Walk/Jog/Lope Para Reining
  • Independent Walk/Trot/Canter Hunt-Seat Equitation on the Flat
  • Supported Walk/Trot Hunt-Seat Equitation on the Flat


Entries are due June 2. The show requires a $25/exhibitor entry fee for ApHC or APHA members or $50/exhibitor fee for those who are not a member of ApHC or APHA. Fees include stalls for exhibitors only entered in the Stars & Stripes event. This fee entitles the exhibitor to enter all classes for which the exhibitor is eligible and qualified to participate.

The 2017 AjPHA Youth World Show features more than $165,000 in scholarship money awarded to exhibitors, and no qualification is required. Learn more about the Youth World Show at apha.com/ywcs.

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