7 Events to Add Some Extra Fun to Your APHA World Show Visit

October 22nd, 2015 11:29 AM | No Comments

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[photo credit: the Paint Horse Journal]

[photo credit: the Paint Horse Journal]

Though your eyes might be on those glorious APHA World Championship Show prizes and beautiful Paints, there’s more than buckles and ribbons to be had at the show—there’s room for some fun, too! 

Don’t miss these ​seven events for some extra fun, camaraderie and excitement during your trip to Fort Worth November 4–14.

1. Amateur Boot Camp

Join fellow Amateur exhibitors November 3 for this pre-show clinic with top-level trainers. Perfect for the first-timer or do-it-yourselfer, Boot Camp offers time in the arena and expert insights to help you nail your pattern classes. Boot Camp is limited to the first 25 riders, and one lucky participant will win a free pair of Anderson Bean boots. Boot Camp is $50 per rider and is limited to the first 25 Amateurs. Don’t miss out! Sign up today. 

2. Paint Strong Raffle Baskets

Help support Youth scholarships and you could bring home some extra goodies from the World Show! Be on the lookout for AjPHA members selling raffle tickets November 4–8. Then, pick your favorite basket—each valued at $100 or more—and drop your ticket in the raffle jar. It’s that simple! Fourteen themed baskets are available, and the winners will be randomly selected November 8. 

3. Hospitality Cart

Be on the lookout for APHA Executive Director Billy Smith’s Hospitality Cart making its rounds each morning and afternoon. Joined by generous sponsors, Billy will be handing out free coffee and cinnamon rolls or cookies and lemonade to keep you refreshed as your prepare for your classes. 

4. Farnam Preview, Sale & Classes

No matter if you’re showing, selling or just watching, APHA’s Farnam Breeders’ Trust Select Sale and classes are can’t-miss events. 

Sale Preview Party—4:30 p.m. November 6 in the Multi-Purpose Building
Sale Consignors & Buyers Reception—1:30 p.m. November 7 in the John Justin Concourse       
Sale Preview—2:00 p.m. November 7 in the John Justin Arena
Select Sale—3:30 p.m. November 7 in the West Sale Arena

5. Happy Hours and Socials

Enjoy hor d’oeuvres and drinks, courtesy of our generous World Show sponsors. Be sure to stop by and thank each host for their support of APHA!

Texas Paint Horse Club Happy Hour—6:30 p.m. November 4 in the John Justin Concourse
Amateur Welcome Reception by Ron and JoAnna Shelly—6 p.m. November 5 in the John Justin Concourse
Happy Hour by Invited To The Dance—6:30 p.m. November 7 in the John Justin Concourse
Breeders’ Futurity Breakfast—7 a.m. November 8 in the Watt Arena Concourse
Happy Hour by Heather Brower Show Horses and Carly Odom—3 p.m. November 8 in the John Justin Concourse
Exhibitor Breakfast Reception honoring Youth Scholarship Donors—7 a.m. November 9 in the Watt Arena Concourse
Happy Hour by Arkansas Paint Horse Club—6:30 p.m. November 9 in the John Justin Concourse
Executive Committee Candidate Meet and Greet—2:00 p.m. November 10 in the John Justin Concourse
Happy Hour by the Paint Horse Journal—6:30 p.m. November 10 in the John Justin Concourse
Happy Hour by Lopin Lazy and Parks Show Horses—6:00 p.m. November 11 in the John Justin Concourse 
Happy Hour by The Gift Of Midas and Never Compromise—6:00 p.m. November 12 in the John Justin Concourse

6. Pet Parties

Enter your barn dog in the championship dog races for a shot at some extra cash and fun, pet-friendly prizes. No dog in the race? Adopt one from the City of Fort Worth Animal Shelter, which will be at the show Saturday, November 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Richardson-Bass ​sidewalk. 

7. Worship

Join together with fellow horsemen and -women on Sunday, November 8 at 8 a.m. in the West Sale Arena for a special non-denominational church service led by Lone Star Park Chaplain Sam Ed Spence with special music provided by J.T. and Sydney Thomas. 

 

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