Paint Horses Descend on Fort Worth

The 2008 World Championship Paint Horse Show is taking place in Fort Worth, TX

The World Championship Paint Horse Show runs June 21 through July 5 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Dubbed the “largest Paint Horse show on earth,” the event promises to be full of fun and excitement.

During the first week of the World Show, youth competitors take center stage. Competitions such as the American Junior Paint Horse Association’s (AjPHA) Youth Team Tournament take place. This event brings teams of junior Paint Horse members from regional clubs together in written and horseback competition. Teams participate in a Parade of Teams, Knowledge Relay, Hippology Contest and five events: Showmanship, Equitation, Horsemanship, Barrel Racing, and Walk-Trot.

This year also marks the return of the Youth World Games, which gives teams from across the globe a chance to compete on June 28 in four categories: Trail, Reining, Showmanship and Horsemanship.

In addition to exciting Youth events, the World Show has added a number of new classes this year, including:

• 4 & 5-Year-Old Working Cow Horse Challenge
• Novice Youth Hunt Seat Equitation
• 4 & 5-Year-Old Reining Challenge
• Amateur Jumping
• Amateur Western Riding Classic 19-44
• Amateur Western Riding Masters 45 & Over
• Broodmares
• Novice Amateur Cutting
• Novice Youth Hunter Under Saddle
• Novice Youth Horsemanship
• Novice Youth Showmanship
• Novice Youth Western Pleasure
• Solid Paint-Bred 2-Year-Old Stallions
• Solid Paint-Bred 3-Year-Old & Older Stallions
• Solid Paint-Bred 3-Year-Old & Older Mares
• Solid Paint-Bred 2-Year-Old Geldings
• Solid Paint-Bred 3-Year-Old & Older Geldings
• Team Roping Sweepstakes
• Tobiano 2-Year-Old Stallions
• Tobiano 3-Year-Old & Older Stallions
• Tobiano 2-Year-Old Mares
• Tobiano 3-Year-Old & Older Mares
• Tobiano 2-Year-Old Geldings
• Tobiano 3-Year-Old & Older Geldings
• Youth Working Cow Horse

For more information about the World Show, including a complete schedule, list of accommodations, entry details and visitor information, visit or call APHA at 817-834-2742.


  1. It would be great if you could make a tv schedule page so that we would know which events were televised and when they’d be on.


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