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Doors opened for new disciplines, new horses and new exhibitors at upcoming 2013 APHA Open/Amateur World Championship Show

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Amy Stapleton
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August 23, 2013

Green classes, barrel racing sweepstakes, USTRC roping, and increased payouts

FORT WORTH—Preparations are underway for the American Paint Horse Association’s (APHA) 2013 Open/Amateur World Championship Show. The second of two premier events hosted by the association annually, the Open/Amateur World Show is slated to take place November 6-17 at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth.

Doors have been opened for new disciplines, new horses and new exhibitors. New disciplines introduced to the World Show class list take several forms. A Ranch Horse Pleasure Sweepstakes presented by Farnam with $2,000 added offers followers of this popular new discipline an opportunity to shine on the World stage. The sweepstakes format means qualifying is not required for participation.

Sweepstakes classes pairing 2-year-old performance horses with non-professional riders make their debut in 2013. The Non-Pro 2-Year-Old Western Pleasure Sweepstakes and Non-Pro 2-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle Sweepstakes are non-qualifying events that offer $1,000 added money in each discipline.

Additionally, APHA is stepping up its game for barrel racers and team ropers. The new incentive program for barrel racers, Paint Barrel Racing Incentive Program (PBRIP), has received a strongly positive reception at barrel events across the country. Donors and supporters have already put together $5,000 in added money to be split between two PBRIP sweepstakes classes at the World Show. A minimum of $2,500 will be distributed in each of two PBRIP Sweepstakes classes—one for Regular Registry horses and the other for Solid Paint-Breds. Plus, $3,000 will be awarded to the fastest time overall courtesy of Farnam, along with another $2,250 to be split between second and tenth places courtesy of APHA.

Team ropers on all breeds of horses are encouraged to enter the new USTRC Cowtown ShootOut event, which will be held in conjunction with the APHA World Show. Dates for the roping are set for November 15-17 in Will Rogers Coliseum. Produced by USTRC, this roping will be included as one of the USTRC’s 2014 80+ fully sanctioned qualifier ropings. A $8,000 cash bonus for Paint Horses from APHA and Farnam has been set aside and will be offered in addition to the regular USTRC payout and prize line. If the rider of a registered Paint Horse has a TRIAD Classification number of six (#6) or greater, and is high money winner with that classification, the owner of the horse will earn a $4,000 cash bonus. The same $4,000 incentive bonus will be awarded to the owner of the registered paint horse whose rider was the high money winner classified as an Elite #5 and below. The owners must be APHA members to receive the bonus.

Added money for the World Championship Ranch Sorting Sweepstakes classes at the APHA World Show increased for 2013. Thanks to a sponsorship by Ranch Sorting National Championships, both the Open Ranch Sorting and Amateur Ranch Sorting classes will offer $2,500 payout in their mixed World Championship/Sweepstakes format.

By the numbers, the 2013 APHA World Show has something for everyone—with 240 total classes. And while the majority of 168 World Championship classes require qualification in order to participate, 109 do not require qualification. Among them, all Challenge and Sweepstakes classes, all classes for weanling and yearling horses, and classes for 2 and 3-year-old performance horses, plus the entire set of Breeders’ Futurity classes. Additionally, the four new Green classes (Green Western Pleasure, Green Hunter Under Saddle, Green Trail and Green Western Riding), the PBRIP Barrel Racing Sweepstakes classes, and the new Ranch Horse Pleasure Sweepstakes are non-qualifying as well.

  • 240 total classes
  • 168 World Championship classes
  • 109 non-qualifying classes
  • 106 Open division classes
  • 90 Amateur & Novice Amateur division classes
  • 35 Solid Paint-Bred classes
  • 56 Breeders’ Futurity classes
  • 17 new classes
  • $72,500 added money (excluding Breeders’ Futurity and Farnam Stakes payouts)
  • 99 opportunities for affiliate recognition
  • 18 Intermediate Exhibitor classes (class-within-a-class)
  • 8 Southern Belle Breeders’ classes (class-within-a-class)
  • 2 NSBA Stallion Incentive Fund classes (class-within-a-class)

Additional activities – Boot Camp, Ride the Pattern, Gift Show, Sale, Clinics

Besides the classes in the arena, APHA has added other activities for exhibitors and spectators to get more enjoyment out of their time at the World Show. The pre-show Amateur Boot Camp will offer a full day’s worth of honing skills and polish for Amateur and Novice Amateur exhibitors who are interested in getting help from industry professionals. Held on November 5, Boot Camp will be followed immediately by APHA’s “Ride the Pattern” seminar. Ride the Pattern is a free opportunity for all exhibitors to hear from a World Show judge what the judges will be watching for—while the patterns are being demonstrated live.

The Farnam Breeders’ Trust Sale festivities kick off November 9 with the Sale Preview Party. The following day, November 10, the Farnam Breeders’ Trust Sale Preview will begin at 5:30 pm and the Sale will begin at 6:30 pm. Two sessions will be held: the first for Breeders’ Trust horses of any age, or those in foal to a Breeders’ Trust stallion; the second for yearlings whose owners are making them eligible to compete in the 2014 Farnam Sale Stakes classes (with anticipated payout exceeding $50,000).

Two free clinics are scheduled, which are open to World Show attendees and the community at large. On November 9, horse trainer and Chrome columnist Kalley Krickeburg will demonstrate her “pre-saddle training” methods in the Watt Arena. On November 10, dog trainer and Chrome columnist Hilton Butler will share techniques he uses successfully in his work.

Shoppers will find a wide array of treasures and holiday gift items in the Colors of the Season Gift Show. Now with an expanded venue, the gift show will be open daily during the World Show from 9 am to 6 pm, with extended hours the weekend of November 8-11. Interested vendors may contact Shannon Rogers at 817-222-6433.

Enter. Compete. Win. Celebrate.

Full details, tentative class schedule, premium books and class entry forms are available online at www.aphaworldshow.com. Pre-enter by the September 10 deadline for the best pricing, stall location and RV spaces. Entries are accepted until 5 p.m. the day prior to the class.


About the American Paint Horse Association
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is the world’s second largest equine breed association. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, it celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. In fulfillment of its global mission to collect, record and preserve pedigrees of the breed, APHA recognizes and supports 111 regional and international clubs, produces championship shows, sponsors trail rides and creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses. APHA has registered more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded, and now serves more than 55,000 active youth and adult members around the world. For more information about the American Paint Horse Association, visit apha.com or connect with Paint Horse fans globally atfacebook.com/americanpainthorse or on Twitter @APHANews and @WorldShow.