MAY 1997 BACK ISSUE
Part of Horse Previews Magazine website. Posted on 5/1/97; 10:00:00 AM.
1997 APHA World Championship Show
The 1997 American Paint Horse Association's (APHA) World Championship Show will be held July 4-13, 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 179 classes, 23 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 1,500 horses and 6,000 people are expected to attend.
Youth, amateurs and professionals will exhibit APHA-registered horses during this 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 1997 APHA World Showcase Sale on Saturday, July 12, 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 11.
Commercial exhibitors also will be on hand, offering the horse industry's latest styles and innovative products. This year's Colors of the West Trade Show and Exhibition, held in conjunction with the APHA World Championships, has moved top the Amon Carter Exhibit Hall and will feature more vendors than ever. Your favorite gear and products will be back, along with exciting new offerings.
Special activities provide an additional opportunity for Paint Horse enthusiasts to meet. Highlights include the AJPHA Horse Judging Contest, the Amateur Awards Banquet, the Youth Team Tournament, Horse & Rider Educational Series Seminars and a variety of other social events just for youth.
The APHA is the second largest equine registry in the United States, based on the number of foals registered annually. The association has more than 62,000 members from every U.S. state, and Canadian province, and from 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 have American Paints, Quarter Horses or Thoroughbreds in their pedigrees.
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, Texas 76161 or call 817-439-3400 ext. 331.