APHA Chrome Cash has $50K up for grabs in 2023

With $50,000 in Chrome Cash matching funds available to show organizers in 2023, now more shows than ever before will be able to pay out cash to Paint Horse owners.

APHA’s popular Chrome Cash program is growing in 2023. Now, there are three ways for your show to generate payouts for Paints! Already popular amongst cutting, reining and reined cow horse exhibitors, the 2023 Chrome Cash program is offered to all show organizers and Paint Horse owners.

Apply for Chrome Cash Matching Funds

We’ve got $50,000 in matching Chrome Cash available for distribution in 2023—your show applies for these funds, and agrees to offer matching cash at the event for eligible Paints! This DOUBLES the benefit to APHA members, while meeting exhibitors where they are—whether that’s at an APHA-approved show or discipline-specific event.

  • Any APHA-approved event can request matching funds between $5,000 to $10,000 per event.
  • All funds must be paid out to APHA-registered horses –Regular Registry and Solid Paint-Bred registered horses are eligible. Owners must be current APHA members.
  • Applications for funding may be submitted beginning December 27, 2022 for the 2023 show year and will be approved by staff discretion based upon their potential for growth and for generating memberships, registrations and transfers. Geographical location will also be a consideration.


2023 Chrome Cash Matching Funds Events 

Zone 2 Show and Paint-O-Rama

May 17-21, 2023- Las Vegas, NV

The Premier

May 26-June 3, 2023- Lexington, KY

Star Spangled Classic

July 21-23, 2023- Monroe, WA

Zone 10 Zone-O-Rama

August 4-6, 2023- Ponoka, AB

Goldmine Texas Edition

August 30-September 4, 2023- Fort Worth, TX

Virginia Color Classic

September 1-3, 2023- Lexington, VA

Florida Holiday Classic

December 1-3, 2023- Ocala, FL


Applications were accepted from December 27, 2022, until February 1, 2023 for the 2023 show year. Please check back at the end 0f  2023 for the 2024 application.  

Complete Program Rules

MORE INFO: Matt Arias

The Chrome Cash program gives exhibitors a direct incentive to show APHA-registered horses without complicated rules, ownership requirements or additional program enrollments.