Inaugural EuroPaint Zone Champions Crowned at 2015 European Paint Horse Championship
With the addition of APHA Paint Horse Championship classes at Europe’s largest APHA-approved show, the program now truly has international flavor. The first EuroPaint zone champions were crowned August 24 at the 2015 European Paint Horse Championship, with more classes scheduled throughout the week.
The first Paint Horse Championship class on the docket was Tobiano Color, an open class available to Paints of all sexes, age 1 and older. Clues Lucky Annie and Silke Trenz of Konigsbrunn, Germany, took home dual championship honors, winning both the EuroPaint Zone Championship title as well as the EPHC gold medal for the class.
A 2010 bay tobiano mare by Citas Streken Deal and out of Clues Lucky Belle, “Annie” was bred by Angelika Gallitzendoerfer of Germany and purchased by Silke in 2012. The win represented Annie’s first time to medal at the European Championship.
“She’s a great horse,” Silke said. “She’s 5 years old, mostly a reining and trail horse. She has a foal who is 4 months old, too. She’s super.”
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