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Zone 5 riders rock the Midwest Paint Horse Championships

Talented Paints brought the action to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the Zone 5 show April 22–23, and several regional riders rode home with extra hardware, thanks to the Midwest Paint Horse Championships.

Midwest Paint Horse Championships class winners received beautiful Gist Silversmiths buckles, and medallions are presented to second–sixth place; awards are courtesy APHA, and the show can earn up to $3,500 in additional award incentives.

Congratulations to the following Paints and their connections:

(based on unofficial results)

  • Youth Mares: Kloie Huffman-Heins and Tees Cool Scotch
  • Amateur Mares: Michelle Terpening and All Spicey
  • Youth Geldings: Sydney Hatcher and Only Good Intentions
  • Amateur Geldings: Kari Palashewski and Fancy Red Hustler
  • Youth Walk-Trot Showmanship: Delaney Good and Kewl Zippin Strider
  • Amateur Walk-Trot Showmanship: Meghan Keller and Only For Pleasure
  • Novice Youth Showmanship: Lexa Winn and Heza Flamin Cajun
  • Novice Amateur Showmanship: Jenelle Aldrich and Zips Baby Doll
  • Youth Showmanship: Morgan Edwards and Im Cool With That
  • Youth Hunt-Seat Equitation: Morgan Edwards and Im Cool With That
  • Novice Youth Trail: Alexa Hattan and Yours Only
  • Youth Walk-Trot Western Pleasure: Izzy Hostetler and Zipped Up Fancy
  • Amateur Walk-Trot Western Pleasure: Jordan Hanson and Only A Fantasy
  • Novice Youth Western Pleasure: Hanna Inchiostro and Machine Shop
  • Novice Amateur Western Pleasure: Alicia Michel and Whitetrashmillionaire
  • Novice Youth Horsemanship: Lexa Winn and Heza Flamin Cajun
  • Novice Amateur Horsemanship: Sarah Durrance and Its Only Showbiz
  • Youth Horsemanship: Ilse Johnson and Your One And Only

Don’t forget! The Paint Horse Championships eligibility received a makeover in 2017:

The eligibility criteria for Paint Horse Championship classes largely stays the same. Top 10 APHA World Show placings in Yearling Longe Line and Yearling In-Hand Trail do not impact a horse’s eligibility in any other performance class, and championship classes—selected at the discretion of show management—may be judged by one or two judges. Read the full eligibility requirements here.


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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.