Utah to host Western Paint Horse Championships
Paint Horse exhibitors in Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona have more reasons than ever to make the trek to the Zone 2 show, thanks to the first-ever Western Paint Horse Championships.
Created as a way to reward residents of the zone, the Western Paint Horse Championship will be held in conjunction with the Zone 2 Western Regional show May 21–24 in South Jordan, Utah. For more information about the Zone show, visit the Utah Paint Horse Club.
The goal of these Paint Horse Championships is to increase local show participation and provide recognition to another group of exhibitors beyond the current show format. This is an optional program, and show management determines the classes they wish to offer at their events, based on the interests of the area’s exhibitors.
APHA will sponsor awards for up to 15 classes per Paint Horse Championship, consisting of a championship buckle and second- through tenth-place medallions for each class. If a Zone chooses to offer additional championship classes, the Zone may purchase the additional awards for these classes. Moreover, shows participating in APHA’s Paint Horse Championship show format in 2015 are eligible to receive up to $3,500 in additional reimbursement for other awards distributed during the Zone show.
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