Story by Tonya Ratliff-Garrison | Photo by Laura Stevens | Paint Horse Journal | November 17, 2012
For the fifth time, Ryan Painter was won the APHA World Championship Show High-Point Exhibitor award, massing 209 points, five world championships and one reserve world championship in 15 classes.
Exhibitor: Ryan Painter, Pilot Point, Texas
All-Around Champion Prizes: $500 cash courtesy of APHA; custom bronze trophy courtesy of APHA; saddle pad, splint boots, bell boots and duffel bag courtesy of Purina.
Number of Classes: 15
Class Placings: World championships in Junior Hunter Hack, Senior Hunter Hack, Junior Working Hunter, Junior Pleasure Driving and Senior Pleasure Driving; reserve world championship in Senior Working Hunter; third and fourth places in Junior Working Hunter; fourth in Senior Western Riding; fifth in Junior Hunter Under Saddle; 10th in Senior Trail; and 15th Senior Western Pleasure.
Story by Jessica Hein | Paint Horse Journal | November 17, 2012
Though the 8-year-old sorrel overo gelding Ill Be Sensational is no stranger to the spotlight, winning the High-Point English Horse award was somewhat of a surprise for owner LeRoy Poignant of Pilot Point, Texas. Equally strong under English and Western tack, it was in the hunt-seat events that "Milo" truly shined at the 2012 APHA World Championship Show. Named the world champion in Senior Hunter Hack and Senior Pleasure Driving with exhibitor Ryan Painter, Milo rocketed to the top of the High-Point English Horse charts at the end of the show, earning 54 points to take home the coveted title.
Horse: Ill Be Sensational, 2004 red roan over gelding
Pedigree: Zippos Sensation x Hidin My Lace
Exhibitor: Ryan Painter and Karen Qualls
Owner: LeRoy Poignant, Pilot Point, Texas
Breeder: Gene Burchfield, Cleburne, Texas
All-Around Champion Prizes: English saddle package courtesy of Alliance Saddlery USA by Lynn Palm; $500 cash courtesy of APHA; splint and bell boots courtesy of Purina; boot accessory tote courtesy of Purina; 11"x14" photograph courtesy of Larry Williams Photograph.
Class Placings: World champion Senior Hunter Hack and Senior Pleasure Driving