Youth World Show and Color of Money pattern books are now available

June 18th, 2015 9:35 PM | No Comments


[photo credit: the Paint Horse Journal]

[photo credit: the Paint Horse Journal]

Champions are made long before they actually arrive in the show pen​. A winning ride is the culmination of hours and hours of sweat, hard work, practice and determination. 

As the AjPHA Youth World Championship Show looms near, ​put the final touches on your performance by studying up on the official patterns you’ll encounter in Fort Worth—the Youth World Show and the NSBA Color of Money pattern books are now available. 

More than 50 classes at the Youth World Show and the Color of Money require exhibitors to individually perform a pattern for judges. Patterns are created and made available for free in partnership with

Click here for AjPHA Youth World Championship Show and NSBA Color of Money patterns.

For insight on showing at your best in each event, check out “The Game Plan.” A year-long 2014 Paint Horse Journal series, The Game Plan has grown into a multi-platform education program with resources available via YouTube, PDF, print and seminars. 

The full Game Plan series is available as a digital book from the General Store. Sold for $10 and ​compatible with smartphones and tablets, The Game Plan is like putting an APHA judge and trainer right in your pocket for easy access. Then, check out APHA’s YouTube channel for Game Plan videos that talk one-on-one with distinguished APHA judges to learn more about what officials are looking for in the pen. Finally, review the tips gleaned from the 2015 APHA Convention Game Plan seminar, which covered ranch riding, showmanship and trail. 

Once you’ve tucked your Paint in at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, make plans to attend Ride the Pattern on Friday, June 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the John Justin Arena. Volunteer riders will execute each division’s horsemanship, equitation and showmanship patterns, and a Youth World Show judge will break down each pattern and answer audience questions. 

The Paint Horse Journal will be live tweeting from the event. Follow along at @worldshow. A Twitter account is not required to view the tweets.

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