MAY 1996 BACK ISSUE
Part of Horse Previews Magazine website. Posted on 5/1/96; 10:00:00 AM.
APHA: 1996 APHA World Championship Show
The 1996 American Paint Horse Association's World Championship Show will be held July 5-14, at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The World Championship Show is a non-qualifying show open to all APHA-registered horses. With 172 classes, 15 futurities, a select sale, trade show and many other special activities, this show is the single largest and most prestigious exposition of American Paint Horses in the world. An estimated 1,400 horses and 6,000 people are expected to attend.
Youth, amateurs and professionals will exhibit APHA registered horses in the non-qualifying Championships during the nine-day Paint Horse extravaganza. These competitors from across the nation and Canada will demonstrate skills in halter, Western, English, cattle, driving and speed classes.
If you are looking to purchase a top quality American Paint, don't miss the 1996 APHA World Showcase Sale on Saturday, July 13 at noon. The World Showcase Sale will offer Paint Horses to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. Managed by Milt Bradford Productions, this select sale is restricted to 100 head. Detailed sale catalogs featuring consigned horses will be available on site during the World Show. A preview of sale horses will be held Friday, July 12.
Commercial exhibitors also will be on hand, offering the horse industry's latest styles and innovative products. This year's trade show, held in conjunction with the APHA World Championships, will feature more than 75 vendors. Old favorites will be back, along with exciting new offerings, including horse hair hitchers, a mobile tack repair service and custom rawhide braided tack.
Special activities for youth and amateurs provide additional opportunity to meet Paint Horse enthusiasts. Highlights include the AJPHA Horse Judging Contest, the Amateur Awards Banquets, the Youth Team Tournament, and a variety of other social events just for youth.
The APHA is the third largest equine Registry in the United States, based on the number of foals registered annually. The association has more than 54,000 members from every U.S. State, Canadian province and 28 foreign countries. To be registered with APHA, a horse must have a minimum amount of white hair with underlying unpigmented skin. Also, the horse must be the offspring of a mating between American Paints, Quarter Horses or Thoroughbreds.
Admission to all performances and activities is free throughout the show. For more information on the APHA World Championship Show, contact the APHA at P.O. Box 961023, Fort Worth, TX 76161 or call 817/439-3400.