Reined cow horse exhibitors—listen up: qualify your Paint Horse for the 2016 APHA World Championship Show quickly and easily by competing at National Reined Cow Horse Association events you already know and love. APHA recently approved 14 NRCHA events from 2015 and 2016 to count toward qualification requirements for the 2016 APHA World Championship Show. The APHA World Show— home to all Open and Amateur events, along with tons of great added-money classes—takes place November 2–12 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Qualifying for the APHA World Show is easy—it's based on participation only, and reined cow horses only have to compete in two approved events with no minimum judges. A few qualification exemptions apply—details on the 2016 APHA World Show qualification requirements can be found at apha.com/oawcs/qualifiers.
The qualification period for the 2016 Open/Amateur World Show is August 1, 2015, through July 31, 2016; no qualification is required for the AjPHA Youth World Championship Show, which takes place June 27–July 9 in Fort Worth, Texas. More than $165,000 in Youth scholarships are up for grabs at the 2016 Youth World Show, including cow horse world championship classes.
In 2015, more than $18,000 was earmarked specifically for cow-horse purse payouts in events like the Open & Non-Pro 4- & 5-Year-Old Working Cow Horse Challenge classes and the Non-Pro Limited Working Cow Horse Challenge. That’s in addition to Open and Amateur world championship working cow horse classes.
Any APHA-approved show counts toward qualification for the APHA Open/Amateur World Show, but we've made it extra-easy for reined cow horses by including the following events thanks to APHA's partnership with NRCHA. Eleven are 2016 events, and three are events from 2015.
NRCHA-approved competitions for 2016 APHA World Show qualification include:
March 27–April 2, 2016—NRCHA Stakes, Las Vegas, Nevada
May 13–15, 2016—Twisted Wire Derby & Horse Shows 1, 2 & 3, Great Falls, Montana
May 20–22, 2016—Southwest RCHA May Shindig Derby, Fort Worth, Texas
June 13–19, 2016—NRCHA Derby, Paso Robles, California
June 15–19, 2016—Colorado RCA Mountain High Horse Show & Bridle Spectacular, Estes Park, Colorado
June 2016—North Central RCHA Slide Into Summer Horse Show, North Branch, Minnesota
July 2–4, 2016 —Colorado RCHA Firecracker Special, Castle Rock, Colorado
July 2016—East Coast Reined Cow Horse Classic, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
July 2016—Northwest RCHA WOW Cow Horse Spectacular, Moses Lake, Washington
July 2016—Arizona RCHA Tall Pines Extravaganza, Flagstaff, Arizona
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