Extra Paint Horse prizes are making their way to Iowa! The Midwest Paint Horse Championship is returning to the Zone 5 show April 22–23 in Cedar Rapids.
Class winners receive beautiful Gist Silversmiths buckles, and medallions are presented to second–sixth place; awards are courtesy APHA, and the show can earn up to $3,500 in additional award incentives.
2017 Midwest Paint Horse Championship events include:
- Youth Halter Mares
- Youth Halter Geldings
- Amateur Halter Mares
- Amateur Halter Geldings
- Youth Showmanship
- Novice Youth Showmanship
- Novice Amateur Showmanship
- Youth Walk-Trot Showmanship
- Amateur Walk-Trot Showmanship
- Novice Youth Western Pleasure
- Novice Amateur Western Pleasure
- Youth Walk-Trot Western Pleasure
- Amateur Walk-Trot Western Pleasure
- Novice Youth Horsemanship
- Novice Amateur Horsemanship
- Youth Horsemanship
- Novice Youth Trail
- Youth Hunt-Seat Equitation
Don’t forget! The Paint Horse Championships eligibility received a makeover in 2017:
The eligibility criteria for Paint Horse Championship classes largely stays the same. Top 10 APHA World Show placings in Yearling Longe Line and Yearling In-Hand Trail do not impact a horse’s eligibility in any other performance class, and championship classes—selected at the discretion of show management—may be judged by one or two judges. Read the full eligibility requirements here.
The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.