Youth World Championships

World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show Was An Event To Remember

Nearly 500 of the most talented and colorful Appaloosas gathered for an- other successful 13-day show, hosted by the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC). From June 25th to July 7th, Will Rogers Memorial Center was buzzing with activity and showcasing the hard work of trainers, exhibitors, and owners in a variety of disciplines.

There were over 80 youth classes from Halter to English to Games. There was no shortage of entertainment for equine enthusiasts who came to expe- rience the 2018 World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show. Not only were there numerous awards to be received in each class, over 50 specialty awards were presented to those earning exceptional overall standings. Highlights of the Youth Show included the Appaloosa Youth Association

(AYA) Speech Contest, the AYA Team Tournament – where team Just Keep Riding claimed victory, and the exciting Champion of Champions Competition, sponsored by Deerfield Farm. AYA and ApHC Members were recognized for their accomplishments at their respective 2017 Year End Awards Banquets, held on June 24th and July 3rd at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. To find out more about the 2018 World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show, or other ApHC events, visit w

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successfully concluded the 2018 AjPHA Youth World Championship Show after 10 days of premier competition for youth age 18 and un- der aboard American Paint Horses. The event took place at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, TX, June 25–July 8 in conjunc- tion with the Appaloosa World Championship Youth Show, and the APHA Youth World Games.

This year, the APHA Youth World Show

offered over $110,000 in scholarship prizes to AjPHA members competing at the show. In- cluded were scholarships for top finishers in 86 world championship performance and halter

•Youth, 12&U: Madison R. Schatzman, Redmond,WA Reserve: Olive Holm, Clyde Hill, WA

•Youth, 13-15: Abigail Bicknell, Bethlehem, PA Reserve: Amy Lamberth, Georgetown, TX

•16-18: Casey Johnson, Rose Hill, NC Reserve: Samantha Johnson, Norwell, MA

•ApHC All-Around Youth: Olive Holm, Clyde Hill, WA •Overall HP Youth: Casey Johnson, Rose Hill, NC

•Youth Walk/Trot Exhibitor, 10&U: Camille Elise Kennedy, Seattle, WA Reserve: Emma Wenzel, Bryan, TX

•Youth Walk/Trot Exhibitor, 11-18: Emma Sharp, Georgetown, TX Reserve: Eliana Voelkel, College Station, TX

•Youth 18&U Equitation Rider: Elizabeth Horn, Bath, PA

•Novice Youth, 18&U: Kaia Marie Olsen, Snoqualmie, WA Reserve: Madison R. Schatzman, Redmond, WA •Overall HP Youth Games Exhibitor: Samantha Johnson, Norwell, MA •Overall HP Youth Cattle Exhibitor: Olivia McCain, Tuscola, TX •Zippos Sensation HP Youth O/F Award: Amy Lamberth, Georgetown, TX •Champion Youth Ranch Horse: Loose Cannon, Jenna Pastour, Mitchellville, IA •Youth Sportsmanship Award: Elizabeth Horn, Bath, PA •Randy Cutbirth Memorial Award: Lisa Pirtle, Davie, FL

More opportunities, more entries, more fun for APHA Youth World Show The American Paint Horse Association


classes, along with scholarships for randomly selected entries and other special events. All this in addition to the customary prizes award- ed at the show, such as trophy buckles and sad- dles. Scholarship money was provided by the American Paint Horse Foundation, as well as

private donations. With the chance at some wonderful incen- tives, the show attracted nearly 1,200 entries and 249 horses from 32 U.S. states and Cana- da. Each class paid out $1,300 in scholarships. Several areas saw growth in entries over the 2017 show: Youth halter classes grew by 65%; solid-Paint bred halter classes were up 75%, and solid Paint-bred performance classes grew by 108%, just to name a few. “Our Youth Show exemplifies what an amazing group of kids we have in our associ- ation, and this year was no exception,” APHA Executive Director Billy Smith said. “They work extremely hard to get to the World Show, and we are honored to provide them with the

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