Published 01/29/2014 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

Channing Marley aboard Impulsive Sensations were back-to-back Champions in the Solid Paint-Bred Youth Western Pleasure at the APHA World Show. Photo © Paint Horse Journal.
Over the years, there have been heated discussions for and against allowing solid Paint-Bred horses (SPB) to show in the regular registry classes at the APHA shows. GoHorseShow asked several people involved in the paint industry about their thoughts on this controversial issue. Please let us know what you think in the comments section of the article and vote in our poll at the end of the article.

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Published 11/13/2013 - 3:48 p.m. CDT

Everyone having fun at the 2013 APHA World Show. Photo © Erin Bradshaw
Here's how you can keep up with coverage from the Official American Paint Horse Association Open/Amateur World Championship Show. Text APHA to 99000 for exclusive deals from the vendors in the Colors of the Gift Show + OAWCS updates. Watch the free live feed. If you have an iPhone, iPod or iPad, be sure to download the free App. The feed is available on smartphones, computers and tablets with an internet connection.

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Published 07/15/2013 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

"I think we should welcome any paint horse owner that wants to participate in our world championships," Ryan Painter says, pictured here with youth client, Drew Rogers.
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) Executive Committee recently announced the elimination of the qualifying requirements for horses for the 2014 AjPHA Youth World Championship Show.. GoHorseShow asked several trainers, leading industry professionals, and exhibitors what they thought about the new change. Please let us know your thoughts about the revision of this rule and whether you think it will be good or bad move for the paint industry.

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Published 07/12/2013 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

Congratulations to GoMag advertiser, Sarah Orsak and My Cowboy Cadillac on their AjPHA World Championship in NY 14-18 Showmanship and Equitation.
As we approach August and the World Shows continue, GoHorseShow would like to congratulate the following advertisers for their amazing achievements at the AjPHA Youth World Championship Show.

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Published 07/11/2013 - 9:16 a.m. CDT

“We anticipate that eliminating qualifying beginning at our 2014 Youth World Show will have a positive effect on entry numbers,” said APHA Executive Director Billy Smith. Photo © The Paint Horse Journal
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) Executive Committee announced the elimination of the qualifying requirements for horses beginning for the 2014 AjPHA Youth World Championship Paint Horse Show. Introduced in 2011 to encourage entries to shows produced by APHA Regional Clubs, qualifying for APHA World Shows is achieved strictly through participation.

Published 07/04/2013 - 8:20 a.m. CDT

“Showing horses has always been my favorite thing to do. It's fun and rewarding. Every horse show has so many memories with our group--there's never a dull moment,” says Carr. Photo © roddaphotograpy.com

Everything in life has a beginning and for Sarah Beth Carr her beginning was a humble one. The now 18 year-old is finishing up her last youth year in AQHA and APHA. She is currently showing a double registered AQHA/APHA six year-old mare named, Some Sweet Machine, in the 14-18 All-Around events.

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Published 06/21/2013 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

"My motto: it's not if you win or lose, it's about the ride--but it does feel awesome when your effort results in a ribbon or buckle." Orsan states. Photo © Jeff Kirkbride
Eleven year-old Rana Orsan of Frontenac, Missouri is just off an impressive showing at the 2013 Pinto World Championships. Orsan and her horse, Zippos Fancy Feet (Fancy), came away with two PtHA World Championships in the Walk Trot Pleasure and Horsemanship. The duo also ended up third in the Walk-Trot Showmanship. "It was really cool to win because I was like I knew that I had good rides and stuff but I didn't know that it was good enough to win," Orsan excitedly told GoHorseShow.

Published 06/11/2013 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

Rogers compares her equine partner, Fran, to a typical girl. "She loves candy, a little sassy at times, very loving, and always gives me 110%." Pictured here with her trainer, Ryan Painter.
Fifteen year-old Drew Rogers of Bakersfield, California has just moved up to show with the big girls. Last year, Rogers and her horse, Shez Eye Candy (Fran), were the APHjA World Champions in the 13 and Under Western Pleasure. In 2013, this team is ready to make their mark in the 14-18 all-around events. This show season they will be showing in the showmanship, hunter under saddle, western pleasure, horsemanship, trail, equitation, and western riding under the guidance of Ryan Painter.

Published 05/22/2013 - 6:29 p.m. CDT

"I had to re-learn how to ride after my accident. I had to learn how to balance without a leg and to feel confident again in the saddle," Katie recalls.
At the young age of twenty three years-old, Katherine Holland of Billings, Montana has already overcome challenges that many people never have to face during their lifetime. At the age of seventeen, Holland lost her leg in a tractor accident while working at a barn during her senior year of high school. 

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