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Published 11/26/2014 - 10:00 a.m. CDT

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Approved at the 2014 APHA Convention, the new show lease program will be effective January 1, 2015. Photo © APHA
A plethora of reasons might lead you to decide that leasing a Paint is the best option for you, and starting in 2015, leasing is a viable option for APHA exhibitors. Whether you're saving up to buy your Paint outright, trying out the show scene on an experienced veteran or checking out the fun of the APHA family, the association's new show lease program could be perfect for your situation.


 
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Published 11/16/2014 - 11:52 a.m. CDT

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World championships in Junior Hunter Under Saddle and Junior Hunter Hack helped All Rise clinch his first High-Point English Horse award. Photo © APHA
It’s never too late to try something new, and for All Rise, the 2014 APHA World Championship Show was the perfect place to put his newfound skills to the test. A veteran world champion in hunter under saddle—he won his third consecutive title in Junior Hunter Under Saddle and his second championship in Classic Amateur Junior Hunter Under Saddle at this year’s show.


Published 11/16/2014 - 8:30 a.m. CDT

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Parks rode Sensational Design to the NSBA and APHA championship titles and $3,701 for owners Melvin and Pamela Mousley. Photo © NSBA

Wade Parks and Shannon Gillespie took a final victory lap around the John Justin Arena, after taking the world and reserve champion titles in the Three Year Old Western Pleasure Challenge on Saturday afternoon at the Will Rogers Equestrian Complex in Fort Worth, Texas. The two were celebrating not only their victories, but the end of the APHA World Championship Show’s performance classes. “I may not ride a pleasure horse for eight months,” declared Parks. “From now on it will be Trail and Western Riding!”

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Published 11/14/2014 - 9:13 p.m. CDT

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Too Hot To made Emma Stubblefield's dreams come true at her first APHA World Championship Show, carrying her to the All-Around Novice Amateur Award. Photo © APHA/The Paint Horse Journal
Had Emma Stubblefield won the Novice Amateur Western Horsemanship at her first visit to the APHA World Championship Show and left otherwise empty-handed, she would have been ecstatic. “I’ve always loved horsemanship,” Emma said. “It’s such a test of your hard work, ability and your connection with your horse."


Published 11/12/2014 - 11:52 p.m. CDT

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“It means so much to have this opportunity! It has been nerve-wracking, challenging, exciting, and I’ve had no sleep!” laughed Sabrina Seehafer. Sabrina pictured here with Kendra Weis.
No one quite knew what to expect in February 2014 when the APHA Board of Directors approved Amateur Walk Trot Classes for the 2014 APHA World Championship Show. But if the numbers booming at the World Show this past week have proven anything, it’s that the move was a very positive one for the association.



 
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Published 11/11/2014 - 11:00 p.m. CDT

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Pictured here newly crowned APHA World Champions John Simon and Erin Bradshaw with their trainer Scott Weiss. Photo © Delores Kulwein
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the APHA World Championship Show, and it’s just getting better with age. If you’re waffling about whether or not to attend the show, read on for some of our favorite things for the November 5–15 show, held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas.


Rating: 12
Published 09/09/2014 - 6:00 a.m. CDT

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After seven days Germany led the medal count with 37 gold medals, Austria was second in the ranking, followed by the Czech Republic. Photo © Leonie Keuthmann
Two weeks after the European Championship of Quarter Horses the facility of Gut Matheshof in Kreuth, Germany, held another - yet more colorful - European Championship. The Euro-Paint is the largest APHA approved show outside North America and this year was its 15th year. 


 
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Published 08/04/2014 - 3:09 p.m. CDT

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Exhibitors took home several great awards including Phil Harris work saddles; Show and Tell Saddle blankets; Pessoa Saddles and a $750 gift certificate to Barbara's Custom Hats.
With a new location and several new class offerings, the 2014 World Wide Paint Horse Congress in Tulsa, Oklahoma wrapped up on a high note. This year kicked off the inaugural Beth Buechler Limited Series which was a major success. Exhibitors took home several great awards including Phil Harris work saddles; Show and Tell Saddle blankets; Pessoa Saddles and a $750 gift certificate to Barbara's Custom Hats.



Published 07/07/2014 - 9:04 a.m. CDT

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ShyAnn presented a buckle to the world champion in Novice Youth Trail 14–18 as part of a trip sponsored by Western Wishes. Photo © Larry Williams
Even though ShyAnn Courtwright loves horses, an accident late last year left her unable to ride. But at the 2014 AjPHA Youth World Championship Show, ShyAnn presented a buckle to the world champion in Novice Youth Trail 14–18 as part of a trip sponsored by Western Wishes. 



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