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Germany to Host European Paint Horse and Cutting Judging Seminar

FORT WORTH, TEXAS—Do you want to be an American Paint Horse Association (APHA) judge in Europe? Your next opportunity is the 2007 APHA European Judges Seminar, to be held jointly with the National Cutting Horse Association’s (NCHA) Germany affiliate, May 2-6, 2007, at the Waldhotel Eskeshof in Wuppertal, Germany. The five-day event will include an APHA clinic, cutting theory presentation, video and live judging, individual interviews and a written test, and allows applicants the chance to earn their official APHA and/ or NCHA European judges card.

The APHA seminar will consist of three days of classroom instruction on May 2–4 and two days of testing for judge applicants on May 5–6. A variety of material will be covered, including the current rulebook, and classes that include halter, Western pleasure, hunter under saddle, Western riding, trail, showmanship, horsemanship, longe line, reining, working cow horse and cutting.

Registration Fees:

-The seminar fee is 150 € payable upon arrival.

-The application fee for those interested in testing for the

APHA European Judges card is an additional 50 € to be included with

the Judges’ Application form found on the APHA Web site at apha.com/

judges, along with a current photo. The form and 50 € may be

submitted upon arrival at the seminar.

-Those interested in testing for the NCHA European Judges card

will need to contact http://www.ncha.de Sportwart directly.

-APHA European Judges are requested to attend the seminar,

however are not required to stay for the testing days. The seminar

fee for approved APHA European Judges is 100 €.

Each judge applicant is required to successfully complete video and live judging, a closed rulebook test and an interview. The APHA live judging portion will be held on May 5 at Pegasus Horses in Wülfrath near Wuppertal, Germany. For details about the location visit http://www.pegasus-horses.de.

The live judging will be followed by the APHA video and rulebook testing and interviews on May 6. The video and live judging portions of the seminar may include, but are not limited to: halter, showmanship, horsemanship, hunt seat equitation, hunter under saddle, Western pleasure, Western riding, trail, reining and cutting.

The NCHA live judging portion will also be held on May 5 in Marl, Germany. Further details may be found at doeringqh.de.

Applicants who receive a passing score on their tests, with the approval of the APHA Judges’ Committee, will earn their APHA European Judges card.

In conjunction with the judges seminar, a one-day APHA Show Management Seminar led by Butch Carse, Trigg Rentfro and Holly Nelson will be held on May 1, from 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. The cost, which includes, a lunch buffet and a coffee break, is 36 €.

Please make hotel room reservations directly with Waldhotel Eskeshof.

Room rates are: single room 55 € /double room 70 €. For further information, please visit eskeshof.de or contact Frau Sattler at (49) 0202-2718-0.

For More Information

To learn more about this opportunity, contact Markus Rensing, APHA Director of European Affairs, by phoning (49) 02975-800 96 or by e-mailing

Markus.Rensing@t-online.de. Or, contact Trigg Rentfro, Managing Director Performance/Racing/International by calling (817) 834-2742, ext. 436 or e-mailing trigg@apha.com.

For details about the NCHA seminar, e-mail the German NCHA at



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