Talented Youth earn top APHA World Show awards

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) named its top Youth World Champions June 29, 2006, at the John Justin Arena of the Will Rogers Complex in Fort Worth, Texas. The World Show is APHA's showcase event,The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) named its top Youth World Champions June 29, 2006, at the John Justin Arena of the Will Rogers Complex in Fort Worth, Texas. The World Show is APHA's showcase event,

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS -The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) named its top Youth World Champions June 29, 2006, at the John Justin Arena of the Will Rogers Complex in Fort Worth, Texas. The World Show is APHA’s showcase event, during which Youth from across the country gather for a week of world-class competition dedicated specifically to them. After the conclusion of qualifying events, several high-point and All-Around titles were presented to outstanding competitors.

Eight titles were awarded, including:
High-Point Western, won by Casey Hicks of Williamsville, Mo. This outstanding young rider rode two horses on the way to the High-Point Western Youth title: Doctor Delta D and Senoras Delly. He earned a World Championship in Youth heeling, and Reserve World Championships in Youth breakaway roping, goat tying and steer stopping. For his win, Hicks took home a Western saddle, courtesy of Blue Ribbon Saddlery; a saddle pad, courtesy of Pro Orthopedics; a pair of boots, courtesy of Boulet Boots; a $100 gift certificate, courtesy of S.R. Gold; and a Big D equipment bag, courtesy of APHA.

High-Point English, won by Elizabeth Peacock of Boulder, Colo., and 6-year-old mare Sacred Flight, which is owned by Angela Peacock. Peacock rode the mare to Reserve World Championships in 13 & Under hunt seat equitation and working hunter. For the win, Peacock was awarded an English saddle, an English saddle pad, and an English bridle, courtesy of Charlotte’s Saddlery; a saddle pad, courtesy of Pro Orthopedics; a $100 gift certificate, courtesy of S.R. Gold; and a Big D equipment bag, courtesy of APHA.

Reserve All-Around 13 & Under, taken by 14-year-old Katie Upton of Melbourne, Fla., and her 8-year-old gelding, Too Shiny Forya. The pair earned two World Championships in 13 & Under Western riding, plus finished in the top ten of the world four other classes. Upton was awarded a pair of boots, courtesy of Boulet Boots; a saddle pad, courtesy of PRO Orthopedics; a $100 gift certificate, courtesy of S.R. Gold; and a Big D equipment bag and pair of Rod’s spur straps, courtesy of APHA.

All-Around 13 & Under, won by Ashley Wildes of Lakeside, Ca., and Slightly Fancy, a 6-year-old gelding owned by Tim and Karen Wildes. Ashley rode the gelding to World Championships in hunt seat equitation and Western horsemanship and finished in the top ten in four other classes. For their achievements, the team took home a Western saddle, courtesy of Blue Ribbon Saddlery; a 16-by-20-inch photograph, courtesy of K.C. Montgomery; a saddle pad, courtesy of _PRO Orthopedics; a pair of boots, courtesy of Boulet Boots; a $100 gift certificate, courtesy of S.R. Gold; a Buck Taylor print, courtesy of Western Horseman Magazine; and a Big D equipment bag, courtesy of APHA.

Reserve All Around 14-18, was presented to Kain Emmons of Plymouth, Calif., and his 8-year-old gelding, Gameplan. He finished as Reserve World Champion in 14-18 reining, as well as a top ten finalist in three other classes. The teen received a pair of boots, courtesy of Boulet Boots; a $100 gift certificate, courtesy of S.R. Gold; a saddle pad, courtesy of PRO Orthopedics; and a Big D equipment bag and a pair of Rod’s spur straps, courtesy of APHA.

All Around 14-18, won by Chelsea Bain, from Scottsdale, Ariz., and her talented 8-year-old gelding, Zippos Redemption. The top competitor was named World Champion in 14-18 horsemanship, two World Championships in Western riding, and finished in the top ten of the world in four other classes. Chelsea was awarded a Western saddle, courtesy of Blue Ribbon Saddlery; a pair of boots, courtesy of Boulet Boots, a $100 gift certificate, courtesy of S.R. Gold; a 16-by-20-inch photograph, courtesy of K.C. Montgomery; a saddle pad, courtesy of PRO Orthopedics; a Buck Taylor print, courtesy of Western Horseman Magazine; and a Big D equipment bag, courtesy of APHA.

Reserve High Point Walk-Trot Youth, won by 10-year-old Bailey Anderson of Millsap, Texas, on Too Sexy ForMySpot, a 12-year-old mare owned by Ryan Reed of Aubrey, Texas. The competitor rode to a World Championship finish in Walk-Trot trail plus Reserve World Championships in Walk-Trot showmanship and horsemanship. For the win, Anderson was awarded a saddle pad, courtesy of Pro Orthopedics; a pair of boots, courtesy of Boulet Boots; a $100 gift certificate, courtesy of S.R. Gold; a bronze trophy entitled "Future Champions", courtesy of Blue Ribbon Saddlery and a pair of Rod’s spur straps, courtesy of APHA.

High-Point Walk-Trot Youth, won by 10-year-old Madison Malsch of Larkspur, Colo., riding Hesa Super Cajun, a 16-year-old gelding owned by Mary Malsch. The young rider was World Champion in Walk-Trot horsemanship, Reserve World Champion in trail and equitation and third in showmanship. For the win, Malsch took home a Western saddle, courtesy of Blue Ribbon Saddlery; a saddle pad, courtesy of Pro Orthopedics; a pair of boots, courtesy of Boulet Boots; a $100 gift certificate, courtesy of S.R. Gold and a Buck Taylor print, courtesy of Western Horseman Magazine.

An annual non-qualifying event for registered American Paint _Horses, the World Show includes 175 classes, five challenge series _classes, three sweepstakes events, a select sale, a trade and gift show and many other special activities. Exhibitors demonstrate their skills in _halter, Western, English, cattle, driving and speed classes.

For more information about the World Show, visit www.aphaworldshow.com or call (817) 834-2742.