APHA Changes Format for 2011 World Championships

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) announced at the APHA Annual Convention and Membership Meeting that the format of the World Championship Paint Horse Shows will change starting in 2011. The two-show format will remain intact, but the line dividing the two shows will be much more clear.

The summer show will now be the AjPHA Youth World Championship Show featuring the complete lineup of youth division classes and activities, and will no longer contain any open or amateur classes. The fall show will be called the APHA World Championship Show and will feature all of the open, amateur, slot, Breeders’ Futurity and other specialty classes. Both shows will remain at the Will Rogers Equestrian Complex located in Fort Worth, Texas.

“This is a great opportunity to showcase our vibrant youth members and youth program by holding strictly a Youth World Championship Show separate from the other divisions,” said Lex Smurthwaite, Executive Director of APHA. “And this will allow the organization to have two World Championship Shows, each with a strong focus.”

To learn more about the APHA World Show events, visit APHAWorldShow.com or call (817) 834-APHA (2742).

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