APHA Regional Championship Program

 

The APHA Regional Championship program is a series of classes held in conjunction with select APHA-approved shows or predetermined set of APHA-approved shows, referred to as a “circuit”. The program was designed to increase amateur and youth participation and provide national recognition to exhibitors who primarily show regionally.

Who is Eligible to Participate in the Regional Championship Program

  • The exhibitor must meet the eligibility criteria set forth to be eligible to compete in the APHA Regional Championship classes.
    • Amateur and Youth exhibitors must be enrolled in the APHA Amateur or AjPHA Youth Program and meet the ownership/lease requirements asper Rule AM-020 and YP-015 respectively
  • Both the exhibitor and the horse owner/lessee must be current APHA members to be eligible to compete
  • Both exhibitor and horse owner/lessee must be residents of the Zone in which the show or circuit is held
  • Horses much be registered with the APHA and shown in their respective APHA Regional Championship breed registry class – Regular Registry or Solid Paint-Bred
    • Exhibitors are not required to compete in APHA classes held by the hosting APHA approved show to be eligible for the championship classes.
  • Exhibitor must reside in the Zone in which the show or circuit is held per APHA records and be a current member of APHA
    • Exception: For zone’s 1 & 10, if an exhibitor is declared for a zone, they can only participate in the Regional Championship taking place in the zone in which they are declared for
  • Halter classes: An exhibitor who has placed in the Top 5 in a halter class at an APHA Amateur or AjPHA Youth World Championship Show WITHIN THE LASTFIVE (5) YEARS is NOT eligible to compete in that APHA Regional Championship halter class. In addition, an exhibitor who has won a Regional Champion halter class the previous year is ineligible to compete in that class for one year, but may compete in any others.
    • Example: Susie placed 5th at the 2017 AjPHA Youth World Championship Show in Youth Geldings. Susie is NOT eligible to compete in that APHA Regional Championship program Amateur or Youth halter classes.
  • Performance classes: An exhibitor who has placed in the Top 5 in a performance class at an APHA Amateur or AjPHA Youth World Championship Show WITHINTHE LAST FIVE (5) YEARS is NOT eligible to compete in that APHA Regional Championship performance class. In addition, an exhibitor who has won a Regional Champion performance class the previous year is ineligible to compete in that class for one year, but may compete in any others.
    • Example: John was the Reserve World Champion at the 2019 APHA World Championship Show in Amateur Horsemanship. John is NOT eligible to compete in an Amateur Horsemanship Regional Champion performance class.
    • EXCEPTIONS:
      • Amateur/Youth Walk-Trot, Novice Amateur/Novice Youth and Intermediate Exhibitor World Show placings and placings in non-pointed World Show classes such as Sweepstakes, Challenge and Futurities DO NOT impact eligibility in regular Amateur or Youth APHA Regional Championship classes.
      • Amateur/Youth Walk-Trot World Show placings DO count towards exhibitor eligibility criteria in Amateur/Youth Walk-Trot Regional Champion classes
      • Novice Amateur/Novice Youth World Show placings DO count towards exhibitor eligibility criteria in Novice Amateur/Novice Youth Regional Champion classes

How to host Regional Championship Program Classes

Show/Circuit Eligibility

  • Each Zone will be given the opportunity to offer one APHA Regional Championship program annually
  • Each Zone Coordinating Committee will be responsible for selecting the APHA- approved show or circuit within their Zone in which to offer the APHA Regional Championship program.
  • Each Zone Coordinating Committee shall accept bids annually from interested APHA Regional Club sponsored one-, two-, three- or four-judge shows or circuits within their Zone that wish to hold the APHA Regional Championship program and be responsible for selecting the show or circuit to recommend to the APHA. Final approval by APHA Performance Department required.
  • The APHA Regional Championship program shall not be held in conjunction with an APHA Zone Show. Exception: Zone 10, 11 or 12.

Show Management Guidelines

  • Classes
    • It is up to show management’s discretion to determine the specific Amateur and Youth classes to offer with approval by APHA
    • If the Regional Championship Program is to be held at a circuit, the circuit sponsors are in charge of tabulating the Regional Champion to beawarded
  • Scheduling
    • Classes may be run concurrently with other APHA-approved classes. Awards presentations must be held in the arena at the completion of the class or the class of the last show in the circuit
    • APHA Regional Championship classes may not be held back-to-back with corresponding APHA class
  • Judges
    • Classes may be judged by one, two, three or four judges
  • Entry Fees
    • It is up to show management to determine the entry fee to help offset costs; however, the class entry fee must not be more than$20/class.
    • A $2 Awards Fee is due to the APHA per entry per class. If the program is held in a circuit, exhibitors will be charged the $2 fee once during the circuit.
  • Results
    • Results of the Regional Championship classes must be submitted to the Program Coordinator in a timely manor so that champions can be recognized throughout the year. Champions will be posted in the results section below. Results must be submitted according to the template provided.

Awards

APHA will sponsor awards for up to 10 classes per Regional Championship Program in a zone annually. This will consist of a championship buckle for each class. If a show or circuit wants to offer additional classes, the show or circuit can purchase the additional awards for these classes.

2021 APHA Regional Championship Program Criteria PDF

ONLINE APHA Regional Championship Application (preferred)

APHA Regional Championship Program Results Submission Template

 

 

For more information about the Regional Championship Program, please view this webinar presented by the Director of Performance Development Elizabeth Lawhorn

2021 APHA Regional Championship Schedule

Zone 1 Northwest Regional Championship

INPHC Summer Spectacular, Nampa, ID, August 12, 2021

Website

Status: Approved

Zone 2 Western Regional Championship

CCPHC Western Paint World, Rancho Murieta, CA, November 10, 2021

Website

Status: Approved

Zone 7 Northeast Regional Championship

GSPHC September to Rembember, Logan Township, NJ, September 25, 2021

Website

Status: Approved

Zone 10 Western Canadian Regional Championship

APHC Sunny South, Claresholm, AB Canada, July 17-18, 2021

Website

Status: Approved

APHA Regional Champions

Class Name
Horse Name
Exhibitor Name
Owner Name
Amateur WT ShowmanshipAll B A SensationSamantha MasonSamantha Mason
Novice Youth ShowmanshipHot for an InviteNevaeh Smeeton-CormierNevaeh Smeeton-Cormier
Novice Youth Hunter Under SaddleVS Too Die ForTaylor McDonoughSheila McDonough
Novice Amateur Hunter Under SaddleTo Lazy to DanceKatrina VazquezKatrina Vazquez
Amateur English EquitationGotta Luva CowgirlNancy HollenwegerNancy Hollenweger
Youth 18 & Under English EquitationAllThat GoldReese YatesReese Yates
Novice Amateur Ranch Pleasure GroupSonnys Music ManDawn EdmondsDawn Edmonds
Amateur WT TrailIma Rio Big DealLindsey BixlerLindsey Bixler
Amateur Yearling In Hand TrailQuarantinedLindsey BixlerLindsey Bixler
Novice Youth HorsemanshipThe American GigoloAngelica ZizzaAngelica Zizza
Youth 18 & Under Western PleasureThe American GigoloAngelica ZizzaAngelica Zizza
Amateur Western PleasureBig DrillerJohn GillJohn Gill
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Class
Horse
Exhibitor
Owner
Amateur MaresHCF Baby DarlingShayla JohansonMaddie Barry
Amateur ShowmanshipGonna Be SomebodyLieke PoierLieke Poier
Amateur Walk/Trot Western PleasurePP Shez Invited InShayla JohansonSandra Johansson
Amateur Western HorsemanshipSimply EncounteredDevon SmithCathy Glover
Novice Amateur Hunt Seat EquitationMachined FancyMalyk, CaitlynMalyk, Laura
Novice Amateur TrailZips Silky LaceDebra TooleyDebra Tooley
Novice Youth Hunter Under SaddlePP Dressed In BlackRae-Lynn DixonRae-Lynn Dixon
Youth 18 & Under Western PleasureSpotless GentlemanTeaira TracksellTeaira Tracksell
Youth GeldingsGQ ZensationalKalley HawgKalley Hawg
Youth Walk/Trot 5-10 ShowmanshipPP Shez Invited InMaddie BarrySandra Johansson
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