APHA honors top Novice Amateur, Amateur and Open competitors at 2006 World Show

During a special awards ceremony on July 8, 2006, the American Paint Horse Association recognized some of its top Novice Amateur, Amateur and Open competitors from the 2006 World Championship Paint Horse Show.During a special awards ceremony on July 8, 2006, the American Paint Horse Association recognized some of its top Novice Amateur, Amateur and Open competitors from the 2006 World Championship Paint Horse Show.

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS – During a special awards ceremony on July 8, 2006, the American Paint Horse Association recognized some of its top Novice Amateur, Amateur and Open competitors from the 2006 World Championship Paint Horse Show. The association’s premier event, World Show draws competitors from across the country, and even internationally. Several high-point winners and reserve winners were named, as well as All-Around titles and other special awards.

Eleven titles were awarded during the Open and Amateur portion of the show including:

• aime T. Shepard of Chula Vista, Calif., was the Reserve All-Around Novice Amateur winner. Shepard and her 5-year-old gelding, Im Big Time Dirty, won World titles in Novice hunter hack and Novice hunt seat equitation. They also finished 7th in the Novice hunter under saddle. For the title, Shepard received a saddle pad, courtesy of PRO Orthopedics; a pair of Western boots, courtesy of Boulet Boots; a Zimecterin Gold product package, courtesy of Merial; a $100 gift certificate, courtesy of S.R. Gold and a pair of Rod’s spur straps, courtesy of APHA.

• Jenna Hyde of Pilot Point, Texas, was the All-Around Novice Amateur winner. She and her 7-year-old gelding, Secret Invitation, were the World Champions in Novice horsemanship, Novice trail and Novice Western pleasure. They also finished 3rd in Novice Western riding and 6th in Novice hunter under saddle. For the win, Hyde took home a saddle pad, courtesy of PRO Orthopedics; a Western saddle, courtesy of Blue Ribbon Saddlery; full-quill ostrich 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 Buck Taylor print, courtesy of Western Horseman Magazine; and a Big D blanket, courtesy of APHA.

• Carly Veldman of Granger, Ind., riding Picasso By Q was the Reserve All-Around Amateur. Veldman and the 11-year-old gelding, owned by Thomas Veldman, earned World Championships in the Amateur showmanship 19 to 44 class, and Reserve World Championships in Amateur hunt seat equitation and Amateur horsemanship. They also finished 3rd in Amateur working hunter, were 4th place in the world in Amateur hunter hack, Amateur trail, and Amateur Western riding, and 5th overall in Amateur Senior hunter under saddle. For the title, Veldman received a saddle pad, courtesy of PRO Orthopedics; 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 Zimecterin Gold product package, courtesy of Merial; and a pair of Rod’s spur straps, courtesy of APHA.

• Ryan Painter of Sun City, Calif., was the High-Point Open Exhibitor of the 2006 World Show. This award is given to the exhibitor who earns the most points in a minimum of two categories at the World Show. Painter placed horses in the top ten of Open competition 11 times during the course of the week, including World Championships in green working hunter, senior hunter hack and Junior trail, plus a Reserve World Championship in Senior working hunter. Painter was awarded a product certificate for $7,500, courtesy of Barnmaster.

• To Much Otoe, a 6-year-old stallion owned by Bryan Delius of Sevierville, Tenn., earned the Oscar Crigler Cattle Award and was named the High-Point Western Horse. Trainer Roger Branch of Cushing, Okla., rode the 6-year-old stallion to a World Championship in Senior steer stopping and a Reserve World Championship in Senior tie-down roping, while J.D. Yates of Pueblo, Colo., finished fourth in the world on the stallion in Senior heeling.

For the High-Point Western award, Delius received a saddle pad, courtesy of PRO Orthopedics; a Western saddle, courtesy of Blue Ribbon Saddlery; a pair of full-quill ostrich boots, courtesy of Boulet Boots; a $100 gift certificate, courtesy of S.R. Gold; an 11-by-14-inch photograph, courtesy of K.C. Montgomery, as well as $500 cash and a Big D blanket, courtesy of APHA.

Awards presented for the Oscar Crigler Cattle Award include a saddle pad, courtesy of PRO Orthopedics; a pair of Western boots, courtesy of Boulet Boots; a $100 gift certificate, courtesy of S.R. Gold and a Big D blanket, courtesy of APHA.

• Real Me In, a 9-year-old gelding owned by Megan Blye of Cypress, Calif., won the High-Point English Horse award. The gelding, trained by Karen Qualls of Chino Hills, Calif., was shown in Open English competition by Ryan Painter of Sun City, Calif. Painter rode Real Me In to three top ten finishes, including World Championships in green working hunter and Senior hunter hack as well as 3rd place overall in Senior hunter under saddle. For the title, Blye received an English saddle, an English bridle and an English saddle pad, courtesy of Charlotte’s Saddlery; a saddle pad, courtesy of PRO Orthopedics; a $100 gift certificate, courtesy of S.R. Gold; an 11-by-14-inch photograph, courtesy of K.C. Montgomery, as well as $500 cash and a Big D blanket, courtesy of APHA.

* The Reserve All-Around Open Horse was The Unexpected, an 8-year-old gelding owned by Elizabeth Banister of Brighton, Colo., and exhibited by Karen Banister in Open competition. Karen showed the gelding to five top ten placings: 4th in Senior working hunter, 5th in Utility pleasure driving, 6th in jumping, 7th in Senior hunter hack and 10th in Senior pleasure driving. For his accomplishments, The Unexpected earned a Western saddle, courtesy of Blue Ribbon Saddlery; a saddle pad, courtesy of PRO Orthopedics; a pair of western boots, courtesy of Boulet Boots; a $100 gift certificate, courtesy of S.R. Gold; a Zimecterin product package, courtesy of Merial and Rod’s spur straps, courtesy of APHA.

* Alisa Bernhard of Germantown, Wis., and her 9-year-old gelding, Fleetstreet Max, earned the All-Around Amateur, Super Gelding and All-Around Open Horse titles at the 2006 World Championship Paint Horse Show. The duo finished in the top ten of the world nine times, earned seven World Champion titles and two Reserve World Championships. Their 2006 titles include: Amateur Hunter Hack World Champion, Amateur Hunt Seat Equitation World Champion, Amateur Horsemanship World Champion, Amateur Working Hunter World Champion, Amateur Western Riding World Champion, Amateur Trail Reserve World Champion, Open Senior Working Hunter World Champion, Open Senior Trail World Champion and Open Senior Hunter Hack Reserve World Champion.

For the All-Around Amateur title, Bernhard received a saddle pad, courtesy of PRO Orthopedics; full-quill ostrich boots, courtesy of Boulet Boots; a $100 gift certificate, courtesy of S.R. Gold; a Buck Taylor print, courtesy of Western Horseman Magazine; $1,000 cash, courtesy of APHA and a three-horse aluminum trailer, courtesy of Hart Trailers.

For the Super Gelding Award, Bernhard took home a saddle pad, courtesy of PRO Orthopedics; a pair of Western boots, courtesy of Boulet Boots; a $100 gift certificate, courtesy of S.R. Gold; an 8-by-10-inch photograph, courtesy of K.C. Montgomery; as well as $500 cash and a Big D blanket, courtesy of APHA.

For the All-Around Open Horse Award, Bernhard received a saddle pad, courtesy of PRO Orthopedics; full-quill ostrich boots, courtesy of Boulet Boots; a $100 gift certificate, courtesy of S.R. Gold; a Buck Taylor print, courtesy of Western Horseman Magazine; $1,000 cash, courtesy of APHA and a three-horse aluminum trailer, courtesy of Hart Trailers.

An annual non-qualifying event for registered American Paint Horses, the World Show included 179 classes, five challenge series classes, three sweepstakes events, a select sale, a trade show and many other special activities. Exhibitors demonstrated their skills in halter, Western, English, cattle, driving and speed classes.