Achievements of top horses and exhibitors celebrated at APHA World Show
Most noteworthy honors bestowed upon high point and all-around competitors
FORT WORTH—The American Paint Horse Association recognized the top equine and human athletes of the APHA World Championship Paint Horse Show with High Point and All-Around honors. A total of 935 horses and 2,583 entries were judged over the course of the association’s premier 11-day show, which was held November 6-16 at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
In addition to naming 168 World Champions over the course of 11 days, APHA held a total of 242 classes and paid out more than $500,000 in cash and prizes.
All World and Reserve World Champions received custom Gist Silversmiths trophy buckles to commemorate their win; with Top 5 finishers all receiving prize packages due in large part to the generosity of sponsors.
Amateur, Novice Amateur and Open division high point and all-around awards were presented to the most outstanding equine and human athletes. Each received a bevy of prizes for their achievements, including cash, saddles, custom trophies, tack, grooming supplies, embroidered gear and photographs. Hart Trailers awarded one-year use of a three-horse aluminum slant-load trailer to the All-Around Horse.
ALL-AROUND OPEN HORSE + OSCAR CRIGLER CATTLE AWARD
+ HIGH-POINT WESTERN HORSE
ROLEX BAR TWISTER 2005 bay tobiano stallion
A Tru Rolex x Odes President Gal
Owner: Ron & Marie Kettle of Craig, Colorado
Exhibitors: Jack Wright, Rodger Montgomery, Jay Wadhams
RESERVE ALL-AROUND OPEN HORSE + RESERVE OSCAR CRIGLER CATTLE AWARD + RESERVE HIGH-POINT WESTERN HORSE
GAY BAR DRUMMER 2000 dun tobiano stallion
Drum N Up Spots x Gay Bar Gold Dust
Owner: Joni Voloshin of Craig, Colorado
Exhibitor: Jack Wright of Penrose, Colorado
DEZ ADD TO THE ASSETS 2004 chestnut overo gelding
Hes Got The Assets x Added Dimension
Owner/Exhibitor: Tammy Botsford of Rockyview, Alberta, Canada
HIGH-POINT ENGLISH + RESERVE SUPER GELDING
BIG EXPECTATIONS 2007 sorrel overo gelding
The Big Sensation x Expectations of Gold (QH)
Owner: Rockin Bar S LLC of Magnolia, Texas
Exhibitors: Peyton Weldon, Nancy Smith, Jerry Erickson
RESERVE HIGH-POINT ENGLISH
ILL BE SENSATIONAL 2004 red roan overo gelding
Zippos Sensation x Hidin My Lace
Owner: Daranne Folino of Plano, Texas
Exhibitor: Ryan Painter of Pilot Point, Texas
JACK WRIGHT of Penrose, Colorado
Exhibited: Rolex Bar Twister, Gay Bar Drummer, Gay Bar Lucky Jac, QTS Cajun Cub
RESERVE HIGH-POINT EXHIBITOR
SARA BETH SIMONS of Aubrey, Texas
Exhibited: One Flashy Sensation, Friends With Benefits, Radicalized, Best Of Barbie, Inthesweetshop, Ms Silver Sensation, The Original Cowboy
ALL-AROUND MASTERS AMATEUR
COLEEN BULL of Reed City, Michigan
TIMELESS ASSETS (2005 bay overo gelding) Frozen Assets x This Times Divine
RESERVE ALL-AROUND MASTERS AMATEUR
KELLI FOSTER of Mount Pleasant, Utah
FLEETS SERENITY (1998 sorrel overo gelding) Fleet Machine x Sonnys Serenity (QH)
ALL-AROUND CLASSIC AMATEUR
ASHLEY WILDES of Lakeside, California
HEZA TEXAS HOBO (2001 sorrel tobiano gelding) HF Skip The Rest x Dinah Dee Dude (QH)
RESERVE ALL-AROUND CLASSIC AMATEUR
TAYLOR PRINCE of Las Vegas, Nevada
ONE FLASHY SENSATION (2005 sorrel overo mare) Zippos Sensation x Flashy MJM (TB)
ALL-AROUND NOVICE AMATEUR
BARBARA ANN FLETCHER of Salinas, California
UNDEEFLEETED (1999 chestnut overo gelding) Fleet Machine x SR Magee Dee
RESERVE ALL-AROUND NOVICE AMATEUR
TAUNYA MOMBERGER of Dawsonville, Georgia
DONT TRY THIS AT HOME (2003 bay tobiano gelding) Special Invitation x Solid Zippo
Corporate sponsors who support the mission and membership of APHA year-round include: Farnam, Gist Silversmiths, Hart Trailers, Purina, LubriSyn, Markel Insurance and Merial. World Show level sponsors include: Arena Werks, Big D, Blue Ribbon Custom Tack, Classy Courses Inc., Cowboy Bronze, Hodges Badge Company, iEquine, Jerry’s of Weatherford, Larry Williams Photography, Metro Golf Cars, National Reining Horse Association, National Snaffle Bit Association, Paint Horse Journal, Platinum Performance, Ranch Sorting National Championships, Saratoga Horseworks, Southern Belle Invitation, Video Horse World and World Conformation Horse Association.
Watch for more World Show wrap-up information in the coming days, and in the January 2014 issue of APHA’s Paint Horse Journal.
About APHA and the Open and Amateur World Championship Show
The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second largest equine breed association. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, it collects, records and preserves 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 50,000 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.
The World Championship Paint Horse Show features the finest gathering of Paint Horses from around the globe. APHA hosts two annual world-class competitions to showcase the talents of American Paint Horses and their owners. The second in the 2013 series, the Open and Amateur World Championship Show was held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth’s cultural district. With over 900 talented Paint Horses and more than 2,500 entries, exhibitors competed for prizes and cash payouts totaling $500,000.