All-Around and High-Point Youth Crowned at 2018 APHA Youth World Championship Show
Top exhibitors and Paint Horses were celebrated for their tremendous talents at the APHA Youth World Championship Show, which took place June 25–July 8 in Fort Worth, Texas. Eight all-around and high-point awards were presented on July 4 to competitors who bested the competition in their respective categories, taking home loads of prizes and bragging rights along with plenty of World Show memories.
All-Around Youth 14–18 & High-Point Western Horse: Rebecca Figueroa & Check Required
Rebecca Figueroa’s smile beamed bright as she stood proudly next to her partner, Check Required, a 2013 sorrel overo gelding by Required Invitation and out of Unchecked Terms . Though the 17-year-old from Ocala, Florida, primarily competes in all-around events, she was thrilled to lead “Bob” to the inaugural world championship in Youth Performance Halter Geldings.
“I actually really enjoy showing halter,” Rebecca said. “It’s cool to just be able to step back, take a moment and perfect one thing—showing your horse; we buy these amazing, talented horses, and it’s really fun to stand there and show them off.”
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