First things first, WELCOME! We’re glad you’ve joined APHA and chosen a breed that is Marked for Greatness!
APHA has many Regional Clubs and youth Regional Clubs to join. Visit our Regional Club Finder to locate a club near you. Can’t find one close enough for comfort? See what it takes to start a new club HERE!
Use APHA’s Event Calendar to find APHA sanctioned shows near you. Don’t see any nearby? APHA sanctioned classes can be dual-approved with existing shows, visit our Show Management page to learn how to hold your own APHA shows or classes!
For exhibitors who are ready to challenge all comers, the APHA offers classes that are “open” to everyone—professional and non-professional alike. With more than 20 different events in this division, there is virtually something for everyone – from cutting and reining to jumping and pleasure driving.
What you need:
If you would like to show in Open Green classes, you will need to verify that your horse is Green Eligible for the appropriate classes. To determine this, pull up your horse’s Performance Record on APHA Online or submit a Performance Record Request Form to determine their APHA earnings, and consult any other associations’ records that the horse has competed in.
Your horse must have less than 25 points (10 points in zones 12, 13, and 14), $2,500, no World or Reserve World Titles, or a bronze horse medal in the EWU in any division of the green class you are interested in, except for Walk/Trot, as of January 1 of the current show year.
If competition is what you crave, you should check out APHA’s Amateur program.
APHA has three Amateur Divisions that gives people the opportunity to compete comfortably at their skill level:
To show in the APHA Amateur Divisions, exhibitors must:
Please familiarize yourself with the Amateur Rules for eligibility, ownership, and competition in the APHA Rule Book.
READY TO SHOW? Check out the Amateur Division Homepage to see what you need to get started!
If youth competition is what you crave, you should check out AjPHA’s Youth program.
APHA has three Youth Divisions that gives kids the opportunity to compete comfortably at their skill level:
To qualify for the AjPHA Youth Program, exhibitors must:
Please familiarize yourself with the Youth Rules for eligibility, ownership, and competition in the APHA Rule Book.
READY TO SHOW? Check out the Youth Division Homepage to see what you need to get started!
APHA has many programs that makes it pay to have a Paint! Check out the following programs!
APHA no longer requires qualifying in order to exhibit at the APHA World Show and Halter Million! Check out the APHA World Show Homepage and APHA Halter Million Homepage to view the show schedule, premium book, and necessary forms.
The APHA represents a wide variety of horse-lovers with a wide variety of interests. If you are competitive by nature, check out these programs designed just for you! Get information about showing your Paint horse in APHA-Approved competition, the Paint Alternative Competition program or get involved in our Youth or Amateur programs. Research show records and show results or find a show near you! Get information about sponsoring an APHA approved show, becoming an approved judge or find resources useful for show managers and secretaries. Check out the many ways that you can get show your Paint with APHA below!