Visitors to the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) Fall World Championship Paint Horse Show will be treated to a colorful showcase of the best horses and riders in Paint Horse competition. Featuring nearly 1,000 horses, this year’s Fall World Show will take place Nov. 4-13, 2010 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
The APHA Fall World Championship Show is a competition between the best Paint Horses we well as a gathering of breeders, owners and exhibitors from around the world. The horses at this level of competition provide a diverse representation of the color and conformation that has made APHA the second-largest breed registry in the United States.
Open and Amateur competitors will be the focus of this show, in addition to the big payout classes such as the Slot, Challenge and Breeders’ Trust Futurity classes. Over $450,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded during the 10-day competition. Close to 1,000 Paint Horses will come to Fort Worth to showcase their talent and training.
APHA has added 15 World Championship classes, 13 of which are classes for Amateur competitors. Two new Slot classes were added, along with a barrel racing jackpot and 12 new Breeders’ Futurity classes.
Two of the challenge classes feature younger Paint Horses who are making their name known early in their careers. The 3-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle Challenge and 3-Year-Old Western Pleasure Challenge consists of some of the finest English and Western Paint Horses in the country, competing for money and bragging rights. APHA adds $5,000 to each Challenge class. For a complete class schedule visit: www.APHAWorldShow.com/Fall
The Hart Non-Pro Versatility Challenge is a class designed to showcase the versatility and athletic nature of the American Paint Horse and the riders. Each horse-and-rider team will compete in four events—hunter under saddle, Western pleasure, reining and barrel racing — with a grand prize of a new Hart horse trailer.
Breeders’ Trust Select Sale
On Saturday, Nov. 6, the Breeders’ Trust Select Sale will offer 48 Paint Horses enrolled in the APHA Breeders’ Trust program to be sold through a live auction in the John Justin West Sale Arena. The showcase preview will begin at 1:00 p.m., the sale begins at 2:00 p.m. The Breeders’ Trust Select Sale catalog is online at www.aphaworldshow.com/fall/sale to preview the horses available.
Also making an appearance at the show is the donated filly, A Catty Quixote, who is being auctioned off to raise money for Youth scholarships through USAhorseauctions.com, Lot#65 through Sunday, November 7 at 5:00 p.m. (CST).