Industry Support Provides Unprecedented Scholarship Awards Program for Exhibitors at 2013 AjPHA Youth World Championship Show
FORT WORTH—Youth exhibitors at the upcoming 2013 AjPHA Youth World Championship Show will be the beneficiaries of an unprecedented number of scholarships when they arrive in Fort Worth for showcase competition June 29-July 6 at Will Rogers Memorial Center.
Thanks to the support and planning of Paint Horse breeder Judy Ford of Whitesboro, Texas, along with Larry Morse and Robin Robinett of Brazil, Indiana, a group of individuals within the halter industry (see list below) are awarding scholarships to every World Champion and Reserve World Champion in halter classes at the Youth World Show. Each Youth halter World Champion will receive a $1,000 scholarship while each Youth halter Reserve World Champion will receive a $500 scholarship.
All-Around winners in Novice Youth, 13 & Under, and 14-18 divisions at the AjPHA Youth World Show will each receive a $1,000 scholarship thanks to Larry Jordan, the Oklahoma Paint Horse Club and Kevin Smith.
Additionally, APHA corporate partner Hart Trailer will recognize our Superior Sportsmanship winner with a $500 scholarship and one participant in the Boot Camp will be selected for a $500 scholarship.
Hart Trailer also sponsors scholarships for the High-Point Overall Junior and Senior finishers at our annual Youth Judging Contest, held in conjunction with the Youth World Show. Each will receive a $500 scholarship.
Whether it’s halter horses or riding horses, the Paint community is proving its commitment to Youth and education.
Learn more about the AjPHA Youth World Show at ywcs.apha.com
Halter Scholarship Contributors (in alphabetical order): Joe & Nancy Berry; Christensen Show Horses–Jerm & Kelly Christensen; Cole Equine Center–Fred & Vanessa Cole in honor of Matthew L. Cole; Phil & Sue Drawdy; Double C Acres–Bob & Joyce Cassata; Daranne Folino; Ford Farms–Tommy & Judy Ford; Maggie & Sally Griffin; Lazy LN Ranch; Butch & Lisa Maxwell; MPH–Larry Morse & Robin Robinett; Rancho Poco Loco–Henry & Bobbie Atkinson; RJN Farms–The Nightingale Family; Rocking W Ranch–Jackie & Dave Weatherman; Walt & Annie Schobel; Stallings Show Horses–Ronny & Michelle Stallings.
About the American Paint Horse Association
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is the world’s second largest equine breed association. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, it celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. In fulfillment of its global mission to collect, record and preserve pedigrees of the breed, APHA recognizes and supports 111 regional and international clubs, produces championship shows, sponsors trail rides and creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses. APHA has registered more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded, and now serves more than 55,000 active youth and adult members around the world. For more information about the American Paint Horse Association, visit apha.com or connect with Paint Horse fans globally at facebook.com/americanpainthorse or on Twitter @APHANews and @WorldShow.