Twelve all-around and high-point awards were presented to competitors who topped all others in their respective categories. Photo © Paint Horse Journal

APHA World Championship Show Updates: All-Around Winners

Top exhibitors and Paint Horses were recognized for their achievements at the APHA World Championship Show, which took place September 20–October 1. Twelve all-around and high-point awards were presented to competitors who topped all others in their respective categories, taking home loads of prizes and bragging rights along with plenty of World Show memories.

Click here to read about all the winners from the Paint Horse Journal

Update#6 – Memorial Halter Futurity

Four years since its inception, emotions still ran high during the Lynn Simons Memorial Halter Futurity.

Now taking place in conjunction with APHA’s World Championship Amateur Yearling Mares, Geldings and Stallions classes, the futurity paid out $18,750 in added money to five places across the three classes.

Robin Robinette and KR Always In Pearls took home the world championship and $2,500 in Amateur Yearling Mares. It was an emotional win for the horsewoman from Brazil, Indiana, who also won the inaugural memorial futurity in 2014.

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Update#5 – Breeders and Big Money Halter Futurity

“It’s been a fabulous arrangement for us,” said WCHA Administrative Consultant Barbara Linke.

In a bold partnership between APHA and the World Conformation Horse Association, the two organizations joined forces to make halter enthusiasts an offer they couldn’t refuse: come to Fort Worth, Texas, and compete for a mountain of cash, awards and prestige in two premier halter events, the APHA World Championship Show and the WCHA Breeders Championship Futurity and Big Money Futurity.

“It’s been a fabulous arrangement for us,” said WCHA Administrative Consultant Barbara Linke. “Our entries in some classes have tripled; many of them have doubled. All of our exhibitors are excited to be in Fort Worth. APHA is seeing some increased entries as well in the halter, so it’s a win-win. The futurity has had, in the past, some pains with moving around, so we think this is going to be really great for both organizations. I think we will continue to hold the futurity in Fort Worth for at least the next couple years. We’re excited about the move; it’s just been terrific for us.”

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Update#4- Saturday, September 23, Performance Halter

New to the 2017 APHA World Championship Show lineup were the inaugural Performance Halter classes; five took place September 23, with the final class—Performance Halter Geldings—taking place September 28.

Performance halter classes are offered only in the Open division, and the line up featured both Solid Paint-Bred and Regular Registry classes for mares, stallions and geldings.

“You can kind of feel the excitement around these classes,” said exhibitor Olin Parker; he’s a decorated halter trainer who captured two performance halter wins at the show. “I think the performance halter is very good for the breed. It makes those people feel included in the halter and adds some excitement and buzz.”

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Update#3- Saturday, September 23, Pleasure Futurity Stakes

September 23 served as the capstone of the 2017 Farnam Pleasure Stakes, and it was two dedicated program supporters whose horses took home the championship payouts, which totaled more than $39,000 between the classes.

Farnam 2-Year-Old Western Pleasure Stakes

Angela Finegan’s young son’s shirt pretty much summed up her feelings about her 2015 bay overo stallion Endless Potential: “I love French Fries.”

“We have a hashtag: #FrenchFryFanClub,” the colt’s exhibitor, Calli Rouse, said. “He started out with the nickname ‘Friday’ because he was born on Friday the 13th; [trainer] Jeffery [Gibbs] changed that because he’s superstitious. ‘French Fry‘ just stuck.”

Bred and owned by Angela, a Farnam program supporter who is from Forest Grove, Oregon, French Fry is by Certain Potential (QH) and out of Sweet N Zippo. Angela enlisted the help of Jeffery Gibbs in Collinsville, Texas, to train the stallion.

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Update#2- Saturday, September 23, Platinum Breeders’ Futurity

Payouts were big and excitement ran high during the APHA Platinum Non-Pro Weanling Breeders’ Futurity classes September 23. Five classes paid $73,130 to eligible foals led by non-pro exhibitors.

In the 10-entry Platinum Non-Pro Weanling Mares, Callie Hernandez of Skull Valley, Arizona, took home the championship ribbon and more than $13,300 with Shes That Cool, her homebred 2017 sorrel overo filly by Hes So That and out of Miss Coolsified. Though it’s been several years since Callie attended the APHA World Championship Show, the Platinum program’s purse was too big to miss.

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Update #1- September 23, 2017- Hunter Under Saddle Stakes Classes

The Farnam Hunter Under Saddle Stakes—one of the headline events at the APHA World Championship Show, with more than $26,000 on the line—showcases some of APHA’s most talented young hunter horses.This year, mother-daughter connections took center stage in the pair of premier Farnam classes, leaving two well-deserved horse-and-rider pairs in the limelight when the dust settled over the John Justin Arena on September 22.

Farnam 2-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle Stakes

All Ways Lazy trotted into the John Justin Arena with an air of confidence, just like his champion namesake, the University of Connecticut. But to those that know the plucky 2015 sorrel overo gelding, “UConn’s” ultimate victory in the Farnam 2-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle Stakes with Erin Fick was more like a Cinderella story than a shoo-in…

Farnam Non-Pro 3- & 4-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle Stakes

Back at the World Show to defend his Farnam crown—Want Me Dont Cha won the 2-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle Stakes in 2016—“Justin” didn’t disappoint as he carried a new rider to the championship and a share of a class purse in excess of $7,000. In the irons for the Farnam Non-Pro 3- & 4-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle Stakes was Therese Ketchum, mother of Justin’s owner, Brooke…

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