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APHA Premieres a New World-Class show in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, TEXAS—From November 6–15, 2008, the 85-acre Will Rogers Memorial Center complex in Fort Worth, Texas, will be home to the American Paint Horse Association’s (APHA) newest world-class specialty show. Held after the breed’s mid-summer original premier event, the World Championship Paint Horse Show, the inaugural APHA Fall Championship Show will feature world title classes for weanling and yearling halter, yearling longe line and 2-year-old performance horses. It will also showcase breeders futurities, new added-money and jackpot classes, slot classes and select Challenge and Sweepstakes classes.

On the move

The new show is formatted to allow a longer period of time for young horses to mature before competing on a world-class level, and so there are several classes moving from the upcoming World Championship Show, set for June 21–July 5, to the Fall Championship Show. Classes moving include Open and Amateur World Championship classes for weanling halter horses, yearling halter and performance horses, 2-year-old performance horses and all 3-year-old Challenge classes.

In addition to competition, the new show will also include a select championship sale, which will replace the World Showcase Sale that was held during the World Show in previous years.

Slot Classes

Want even more added cash? Then, with an estimated $600,000 total payout, the slot classes offered at the Fall Show are for you. Slot classes are limited-entry events in 
which contestants reserve their space in advance. There are several slot classes scheduled, including returning favorites and several new ones that will debut at this event.

Pre-existing slot classes include:

· Yearling Longe Line Slot – estimated $45,000 payout

· Yearling Mares Slot – estimated $75,000 payout

· Yearling Stallions Slot (split) – estimated $75,000 payout

· Yearling Geldings Slot – estimated $75,000 payout

· 3 & 4-Year-Old Novice Horse Western Pleasure Slot – estimated $75,000 payout

· 3 & 4-Year-Old Novice Horse Hunter Under Saddle Slot – estimated $75,000 payout

New classes include:

· Weanling Mares Slot – estimated $45,000 payout

· Weanling Stallions & Geldings Slot – estimated $45,000 payout

· 2-Year-Old Novice Horse Western Pleasure Slot – estimated $45,000 payout

· 2-Year-Old Novice Horse Hunter Under Saddle Slot – estimated $45,000 payout

All slot classes will be held prior to any corresponding World Championship classes during the show and a maximum of 30 slots per class will be available for both returning and new slots. If demand exceeds supply, new slot applications will be drawn lottery style. All renewals are guaranteed.

Applications are available on-line at apha.com/showing. Or, pick up a print copy through the APHA office and in the Paint Horse Journal.

For more information

APHA hosts more than 1,200 shows annually and is proud to add this new premiere event to the list. For details and updates about the new Fall Championship Show, visit aphafallchampionship.com or call APHA at (817) 834-2742.


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