Cowtown Classic Brings Ranch Excitement to the AjPHA Youth World Championship Show

May 17th, 2016 9:21 PM | No Comments


[photo credit: the Paint Horse Journal]

Load up your ranch horses and head to Fort Worth—APHA and the American Stock Horse Association are partnering up for the inaugural Cowtown Ranch Classic July 6–7 in conjunction with the 2016 AjPHA Youth World Championship Show.

After Youth exhibitors are done winning heaps of scholarships, ranch-loving riders will converge on the John Justin Arena for APHA and all-breed ASHA competition for exhibitors of all ages.

“APHA is proud to celebrate the grassroots enthusiasm for ranch-type events, and we’re excited to partner with ASHA to provide a new venue for Paints to compete while showcasing our talented breed and programs to other competitors,” Senior Director of Show & Contest Holly Slaughter said.

The Cowtown Ranch Classic kicks off July 6 at 5 p.m. with a free educational seminar, followed by a full day of exciting classes on July 7. Classes are open to all breeds, and Paints may compete in APHA, ASHA or both associations’ events; classes run concurrently ​but placed separately. Opportunities for both ​Regular​ Registry and solid Paint-bred horses are included, and ​high-point awards are ​offered in all APHA and ASHA divisions.

Classes include:

  • Ranch Trail (ASHA Stock Horse Trail)
  • Ranch Pleasure (ASHA Stock Horse Pleasure)
  • Ranch Reining (ASHA Stock Horse Reining)
  • Ranch Cow Work (ASHA Working Cow Horse)

View the full schedule here.

The Cowtown Ranch Classic also counts for 2016 APHA World Championship Show qualification! Learn more about qualifying for the premier Paint event at

June 30 at 5 p.m. is the cattle pre-entry deadline; all entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. the day before the class. Find the schedule, entry forms, RV reservations and more online and enter today. 


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