The buckle incentive program rewards APHA members riding registered Paint reiners—participation is free; exhibitors just sign up in advance of their classes, and must have a current APHA membership. At the Low Roller, APHA awarded beautiful Gist Silversmiths trophy buckles to the high-placing Paint participant in three select events. Winners were:
- Youth: Mason McDowell on Gunnersspecialwright, a 2013 sorrel solid gelding by Colonels Nite Special x Taris Slidin Wright (QH)
- Non-Pro: Josie Dilworth on Oaks Lectric Gun, a 2009 bay tobiano gelding by Colonels Lil Gun x Oaks Lectric Belle
- Rookie: Ric Keele on Moonshine N Juice, a 2006 sorrel overo stallion by Smart Like Juice (QH) x Wind Her Up Shiner (QH)
The APHA reining buckle incentive program’s fifth and final event of 2019 is the NRHA Futurity in November (Oklahoma City). Classes are selected by APHA and include a mix of Open and Non-Pro events. To sign up for the buckle incentive program, look for our APHA booth on site at those evens, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
These events are part of a select group of NRHA shows approved for APHA World Show qualification, too! The APHA World Show features more than $40,000 added money for reiners in leveled challenge classes (no qualifying required) in addition to world championship events—the 2020 World Show takes place September 21–October 4 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Do you have a horse that’s eligible for APHA registration? Let’s take care of getting your paperwork up-to-date before the event—you can email most work to email@example.com or take care of simple transfers of ownership online. Double-registering your eligible reining horse with APHA is especially easy — include a copy of his AQHA registration certificate with the registration application, photos and fees. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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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 promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.