2014 APHA World Championship Show Generates More Entries, Big Money & Top Competition
The American Paint Horse Association recently celebrated the successful conclusion of its annual APHA World Championship Show, which took place November 5–15 in Fort Worth, Texas. The 50th anniversary of the world’s premier Paint Horse show featured a number of landmark events and new classes, and numbers were up across the board.
Nearly 1,000 Paint Horses gathered at the Will Rogers Memorial Center to compete in 265 classes during the 11-day World Show, which featured 180 world championship classes along with other added-money, futurities and special events. Owners and exhibitors represented 42 U.S. states plus Canada, Australia, Mexico, Poland and Paraguay.
The show boasted nearly 2,800 entries, competing for more than $500,000 in cash and prizes. Total entries were up more than 8 percent and total horses increased by 4.8 percent, when compared to 2013 numbers. A total of 306 unique horses and 276 unique exhibitors were named champions or reserve champions at the show.
“This year’s World Show was something special – not only did we see an increase in horses and entries, but we also were able to showcase some new exciting events and experienced a renewed energy and enthusiasm at the show from all that participated,” APHA Senior Director of Shows Holly Slaughter said. “It was an exciting time for us and we plan to continue to build on this for years to come.”
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