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WCHA Breeders Futurity and Big Money Halter Futurity growth fueled by new venue at the APHA World Show

The World Conformation Horse Association is excited to announce that both association memberships and futurity entry numbers are up significantly.
WCHA membership has increased by almost 20% since year end 2016 and the number of stallions nominated to the 2017 Big Money Halter Futurity increased 100% as well. Entry numbers for the 2017 WCHA Breeders Champion Futurity has already grown 33% as of August 18, and Big Money Halter Futurity entries are up 60%. This gain is partially due to increased participation by APHA and ApHC registered horses competing for an added $5,000 to be awarded in the color classes of the Big Money Halter Futurity. Both the WCHA Breeders Champion Futurity and Big Money Halter Futurity take place in conjunction with the APHA World Championship Show in Fort Worth, Texas.
“The growth in the halter horse industry is evident,” WCHA President Anne Prince said. “WCHA is elated and encouraged by the increase in numbers we have seen this year.”
More than $315,000 is on tap for halter exhibitors competing at the 2017 APHA World Championship Show, which takes place September 20-October 1 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth. Enter the show and learn more about qualifying guidelines at apha.com/oawcs — if you have a halter horse, there’s a place for you at this event!

[This press release is courtesy of WCHA, with modifications by APHA.]


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. Its mission is to inspire, nurture, promote and provide meaningful experiences to generations interested in preserving the versatile Paint Horse.

About the World Conformation Horse Association
The World Conformation Horse Association is an organization which promotes and stimulates interest by providing competitive opportunities for enthusiasts of the conformation horse. The Association is committed to protecting, preserving and promoting the conformation standard of the horse and constantly pursuing growth in the industry.