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2020 APHA World News: All-Around and High Point Winners


APHA extends congratulations to the following all-around and high-point category winners at the 2020 APHA World Championship Show; 

All-Around Youth 13 & Under
Gotta Be Sensational & Ady Kallay
2008 chestnut overo gelding | Zippos Sensation x Unlaced Opinion
Hometown: Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada

Reserve All-Around Youth 13 & Under
Peytyn Goodin & Platinum Cowgirl
2015 gray overo mare | The Original Cowboy x Ms Silver Sensation
Hometown: Peoria, Arizona

All-Around Youth 14–18
Rebecca Figueroa & Check Required
2013 sorrel overo gelding | Required Invitation x Unchecked Terms
Hometown: Ocala, Florida

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Tim Snapp Lopes to Victory in the Breeders’ Trust Non-Pro 3-Year-Old Western Pleasure

Tim Snapp of New Carlisle, Ohio, and his gelding Good To Know stole the show in the Breeders’ Trust Non-Pro 3-Year-Old Western Pleasure, winning $2,934 of the class’ nearly $5,000 purse. The 2017 sorrel gelding is by CR Good Machine and out of A Little Extra Zip. The pair left the arena with a large check in hand and an even bigger smile.

“It was awesome! That was one of the best rides I’ve ever had on him,” Tim said.

It is clear Tim has a great relationship with “Mac” and is very fond of the young gelding. The nickname came to be after the gelding was born on the birthday of Tim’s father-in-law, Jerry Mac. This was Tim and Mac’s last show together, so Tim was excited to end on a successful note. He’s excited to watch Mac’s career grow in the all-around classes with his new owner.

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Red Hot N Stylish becomes four-time Scarlet Print Award winner

October 1 was a historic day at the APHA World Championship Show, and one that saw the esteemed mare Red Hot N Stylish claim her 15th world championship title and—remarkably—her fourth Scarlet Print Award. Red Hot N Stylish is now the only horse to have won the Scarlet Print Award four times; the award is presented to a mare who wins single-year world championships in Open, Amateur and Youth halter classes.

Red Hot N Stylish claimed world championships in Youth Aged Mares with Georgia Cook, Amateur Aged Mares with Bob Cassata and Aged mares with trainer Kelley Stone Wainscott at the 2020 APHA World Show. Making the victory even more special was the opportunity for Kelley to take the mare’s lead herself this year; though she has always prepared “Jade,” she’s always had other professionals show the mare at the World Show.

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Payday for Moola in the 2020 Breeders’ Trust 2-Year-Old Western Pleasure Stakes

Just like the inspiration for his nickname, Moola—a 2014 chestnut overo stallion better known at home as “Floyd Money Mayweather”—delivered a 1-2 punch in the 2020 Breeders’ Trust 2-Year-Old Western Pleasure Stakes, proving he had the total package en route to capturing the class championship and a check worth $8,032 with Katy Jo Zuidema of Micanopy, Florida.

“I think he checks all the boxes for a pleasure horse: steady in his neck, does all the gears, has a pleasant expression,” Katy Jo said. “He’s just a really nice horse.”

Moola is the first Paint for owner Meghan Tierney of Hutto, Texas, making 2020 her first APHA World Championship Show, too. Winning the Breeders’ Trust 2-Year-Old Western Pleasure Stakes was a cherry on top of a great event, where she also was third in the Non-Pro 2-Year-Old Western Pleasure Sweepstakes with the colt. Moola, who is by No Doubt Im Lazy (QH) and out of Did It For A Cookie (QH), always been naturally talented, she says.

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The Pleasure Code Wins 2020 Breeders’ Trust 2-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle Stakes

In a class with nearly $30,000 on the line, The Pleasure Code and Keith Miller trotted into the John Justin Arena with confidence, ready to show off their talent in the 2020 Breeders’ Trust 2-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle Stakes September 28 at the APHA World Championship Show.

“Kenny,” a 2018 red roan overo gelding by VS Code Red (QH) and out of Shesa Real Pleasure, was the picture of cool, nonchalantly cruising through his warm-up before the class with ease. Catch-riding the gelding, Keith too looked calm and confident in his mount, who is owned by Kristen Syburg of Cave Creek, Arizona, and trained by Brad Ost and Troy Lehn.

“They asked me when I got here if I had one [for this class], and I said no. I’ve ridden him about every day since I got here. Brad and Troy do a great job,” Keith said. “He lets me sit up and show. He canters great, he trots big. He’s not necessarily the biggest, but he keeps up and has a good step and stride. And he’s just so good minded and naturally talented, which makes everybody’s job so much easier.”

Looking more mature than his 2 years, Kenny and Keith cantered to the championship title, cashing in on a paycheck of $8,917 for the win.

“There were very nice horses in this class, but he was totally flawless. He couldn’t have been any better,” Kristen said. “I can’t believe I own him.”

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Non-Pro Halter Exhibitors Cash in on Nearly $200K with APHA’s Platinum Breeders’ Futurity

This year the APHA World Show looks a lot different than those in the past for many reasons, one of them being the expanded Platinum Breeders’ Futurity. Yearling horses are now eligible to compete for payouts in this elite halter futurity—and those payouts are bigger than ever. This year, the division paid out over $196,000 to exhibitors.

The elite Platinum Breeders’ Futurity program continues to grow, along with its payouts—it marked an 18 percent increase in purse funds for the 2020 World Show.

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Graffiti Tags a Win in the Breeders’ Trust Non-Pro 3-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle Stakes

Returning to the show pen this summer after his first season as a breeding stallion, All Time Vandal seemed to take his resumed role of show horse in stride, leaving his mark once again at the APHA World Championship Show.

On September 24, owner Allie Littlefield of Lees Summit, Missouri, saddled up and piloted “Graffiti” to a championship and nearly $4,400 in the Breeders’ Trust Non-Pro 3-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle Stakes.

Graffiti won the prestigious Breeders’ Trust 2-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle Stakes last year with Laura Spell, along with sweeping a number of other hunter under saddle classes at the show. Certainly, expectations were high for the 2017 sorrel overo stallion’s return to the World Show.

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For the Moss-Stahl family, Paint World is “The Greatest Show on Earth”

Longtime Paint owner Stephanie Moss-Stahl of Berryton, Kansas, has always wanted to compete at the APHA World Championship Show. But when this year’s youth and open shows combined, it seemed like the perfect time to take the leap.

Both Stephanie and her son, 17-year-old Robert Moss, will be competing with their weanling filly V Va Voom, “Kandi,” and yearling gelding Virtuosso, “Louie,” in halter classes, and she is thrilled for the opportunity.

“Our trainer, Lindsay Black, said, ‘There’s room in the trailer,’ so we made sure it was filled with both people and horses, and we said, ‘Let’s go!’” Stephanie said.

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Bryanna Carney Wins 2020 Robyn Hanna Sportsmanship Award

Bryanna Carney of Port Orchard, Washington, wasn’t expecting to walk out of her Novice Youth Hunter Under Saddle 14–18 class with a $1,000 scholarship. Winning the Robyn Hanna Sportsmanship Award came as a total surprise to Bryanna and receiving the trophy buckle and scholarship was the icing on the cake.

The Robyn Hanna Sportsmanship Award is presented to a Youth exhibitor at the APHA World Show who demonstrates high moral character and good sportsmanship. The winner is expected to demonstrate that the APHA World Show is about good sportsmanship and showing respect for the discipline. Throughout the show, anonymous judges have been on the lookout for someone who displays these traits, and Bryanna is certainly a shining example of what the award is all about.

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Maggie Pattison conquered her fears to take on Youth Lead Line at the APHA World Show.

Raised around horses, 7-year-old Maggie Pattison is no stranger to horse shows or riding. But before she saddled up for the 2020 APHA World Championship Show’s Youth Lead Line class, the young horsewoman had to take on another obstacle—overcoming a year-long, sudden-onset fear of riding that kept her out of the saddle until late July.

“It was kind of strange,” Maggie’s mother, Tiffany, said. “She has been doing lead line and horse showing her whole life, but last summer she was just overtaken by fear. She still wanted to ride, and we’d go to the barn and get the horse all tacked up, but when it came time to get on the horse, she would start shaking from head to toe.”

An equestrienne herself, Tiffany knew it was time to let Maggie take a step back. Hopefully, she’d come around on her own when the time was right.

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