WPHC FAQs

However, if you want to earn national awards the owner of the horse must be a member of the APHA to be eligible to receive those awards.  Application materials are available on the APHA’s website at www.apha.com or by calling their offices at (817) 834-2742.

Likewise, if you want to be eligible for WPHC year end awards, the owner of the horse must be a member of the WPHC in order for your points to count.  Additionally, Youth, Novice Youth (including Leadline and Walk-Trot), Amateur or Novice Amateur exhibitors, must also be a member of the WPHC and that corresponding branch of the WPHC as well (i.e. the exhibitor must belong to both the WPHC and the Wisconsin Junior Paint Horse Club (WJPHC) in order to be eligible for any year end high point awards in the youth categories).  Membership information for the WPHC, WJPHC and WAPHC are available at all shows, or on our website at www.wispainthorse.com  Points are not earned and recorded until all membership dues are paid.

Q. Do I need to have a Youth or Amateur Card from the APHA in order to show in those classes?
 
A. Youth do not have to have an ID card from the APHA in order to show in Youth classes.  However, as stated above, they will not receive national awards without a current membership and card. 

Novice Youth Requirements

Those wishing to compete in the Novice Youth classes MUST have an appropriate card from the APHA.  The application for a Novice Youth card may be obtained online athttp://www.ajpha.com/members/index.html and click on “Download 2007 Novice Youth Card application”.  (see APAH rule YP-210).

If you have applied for your Novice Youth card, but have not received it from the APHA by the time you wish to show, you will have to apply for a Temporary Novice Youth Card at the show as indicated below and pay an additional fee.

You may also apply for a Temporary Novice Youth Card at any APHA approved show and then show at that show in the Novice Youth classes.  When doing so, you must pay an extra $25 for a “rush fee” in addition to the regular $15 fee for the card, and you MUSTpay by credit card – no cash or checks are accepted for Temporary Novice Youth cards. 

Amateur and Novice Amateur Requirements

All Amateur and Novice Amateur exhibitors MUST have an appropriate membership card from the APHA in order to compete in those classes.  Applications are available on the APHA website at www.apha.com .  (see APHA rule AM-010).

If you have applied for your Amateur or Novice Amateur card, but have not received it from the APHA by the time you wish to show, you will have to apply for a Temporary Card at the show as indicated below and pay an additional fee.

You may also apply for a Temporary Amateur or Novice Amateur Card at any APHA approved show and then show at that show in the corresponding classes.  When doing so, you must pay an extra $25 for a “rush fee” in addition to the regular $15 fee for the card, and you MUST pay by credit card – no cash or checks are accepted for Temporary Amateur or Novice Amateur cards.

General Show Questions

Q. What information do I need to bring with me in order to show at a Paint show?

A.  All exhibitors must bring with them to every show the following information:

  • a copy of their horse’s registration papers listing the current owner
  • the original copy of the current year (now 2007) negative coggins report
  • Amateur, Novice Amateur and Novice Youth exhibitors must show their  current year cards from the APHA showing their eligibility for their respective division (a legible photo copy of the card is acceptable)
  • Exhibitors from outside the state of Wisconsin must have veterinarian-issued health papers, no older than 5 days from the date of the show.
 
Q. Does Jr. and Sr. Hunt and Jr. and Sr. Western Pleasure refer to the age of the horse or rider?

A. These indicate the age of the horse.  Jr. Hunt and Jr. Western Pleasure classes are open classes and are for horses 5 years old and younger as of January 1st of the current year.  Sr. Hunt and Sr. Western Pleasure classes are open classes for horses 6 years old and older as of January 1st of the current year.

Classes by age of exhibitor

Individuals 19 years of age and older as of January 1st of the current year are eligible to compete in all open classes and Amateur or Novice Amateur classes if qualified (see APHA Rule AM 010-A 1)

Youth may compete in their respective age division classes (all ages are as of January 1st of the current year):

 

Leadline is for children ages 3-8 only  (see APHA Rule YP-105 B)

Walk-Trot is for children ages 5-9 only (see APHA Rule YP-110 B)

Youth 13 and Under is for children ages 5-13 only (see APHA Rule

    YP-010 A and YP-075 A 2)

Youth 14-18 is for children in that age group (see APHA Rule YP-010 A

    and YP-075 A 2)

Novice Youth is for children 5 to 18 only (see APHA Rule YP-205 A and

     YP-010 A)

Q. Can my child go in both Walk-Trot and Youth 13 and Under or Novice Youthriding classes?

A. No.  If an exhibitor enters a Walk-Trot riding class, they may not enter any other Youth riding classes at that show.  They may exhibit in Youth Halter Mares or Youth Halter Geldings. (see APHA rule YP-110).

Walk-Trot exhibitors may show in either Youth 13 and Under or Novice Youth Showmanship classes and still enter Walk-Trot riding classes.  However, Walk-Trot exhibitors may only enter in 1 showmanship class at each show, they may not go in both Walk-Trot showmanship and either of the other 2 showmanship classes.

Q. Can my child go in both Youth and Novice Youth classes if eligible?

A. Yes, youth exhibitors may exhibit in all youth classes and any Novice Youth classes they are eligible for, provided that they have an APHA-issued Novice Youth card for the Novice Youth classes.
 
 
Q. If my child goes in Leadline can they go in any other youth riding class?

A. No, children entered in Leadline may not compete in any other riding classes at this show.  If they meet the age requirements, they may exhibit in Youth Halter Mares, Youth Halter Geldings or any of the Youth or Walk-Trot Showmanship classes (see APHA rule YP-105)
 
 
Q. Can my horse be exhibited in the same class by different exhibitors?

A. No.  A horse may not compete in the same event by different contestants at the same show.  (Example – The same horse may not compete in both the Youth 13 and Under and Youth14-18 Western Pleasure events ridden by 2 different competitors.  Also, the same horse may not be ridden by 2 different exhibitors in a pattern class: trail, western riding, reining, etc.) (See APHA rules SC-185 D, AM-085 E andYP-080 F)

 

Q. I have a 2 year old horse can I show him in both the 2 year old English or 2 year old Western Pleasure class and the Jr. English or Jr. Western Pleasure class?

A.  No.  Horses may only be exhibited in one open western or english pleasure class at each show (see APHA rule SC 205 B 3a and B 4a also SC 245 B 3a and B 4a)

 

Q. Can I ride more than 1 horse in a pattern class?  

 A. Yes.  One exhibitor may ride more than 1 horse in specific pattern classes.  Here are the specific rules:

 

  • Youth and Novice Youth riders may exhibit a maximum of 2 horses in the following classes:  Youth barrels, poles, reining, western riding, trail, break away roping, tie down roping, team penning, steer stopping, heading and heeling, working cow horse, working hunter (see APHA rule YP-080 G)
  • Providing they meet the ownership requirements on each horse, Amateur and Novice Amateur riders may exhibit a maximum of 2 horses in the following classes:  Amateur and Novice Amateur barrels, poles, reining, western riding, trail, break away roping, tie down roping, team penning, steer stopping, heading and heeling, working cow horse, working hunter (see APHA rule AM-085 E)
  • Open riders may exhibitors a maximum of 4 horses (2 junior horses and 2 senior horses) in the following individual working events:  barrels, poles, reining, western riding, trail, break away roping, tie down roping, team penning, steer stopping, heading and heeling, working cow horse, working hunter, and utility driving (see APHA rule SC-185 F).
 
Q. Can I show my Solid Paintbred/Breeding Stock horse in regular youth or amateur classes?

A. No.  APHA rules do not allow Solid Paintbred/Breeding Stock horses to compete against regular registry horses.  They are eligible only for their respective classes.  The only exceptions are weanling halter classes, Leadline and Walk-Trot classes since these are non point-earning classes (see APHA rule RG-020 B 2).

 

Q. My horse was gelded, but his papers still say he’s a stallion, can I still show him in the gelding halter classes?

A. No.  This horse may also not be shown in any Youth, Leadline or Walk Trot classes since youth are not allowed to show stallions.  In order to be eligible for these classes, simply send his original registration papers into the APHA with a note indicating the horse has been gelded.  The papers will be updated at no charge (see APHA rule SC-175 G and YP-080 B) 

Ownership Requirements

Q. I am borrowing someone else’s Paint Horse this year, can I still show and get WPHC or APHA points?

A. The answer depends on the category in which you will be exhibiting.  Following is the answer for the different categories:

 

Open Classes:

  • People showing horses in open classes do not have to own the horse in order to exhibit it at any APHA approved show.  In order to receive APHA points and awards in open classes, the owner of the horse must be a current member of the APHA. (see APHA rule GR 020-H)
  • In order to receive WPHC points in open classes, the owner of the horse must be a member of the WPHC, but the exhibitor does not have to be a member.  In open classes the points are awarded to the horse, not the exhibitor.
Youth/Novice Youth Classes:
  • Youth showing horses in Leadline, Walk-Trot, Youth or Novice Youth classes do not have to own the horse in order to exhibit it at any APHA approved show.  Novice Youth exhibitors MUST have a current eligibility card from the APHA in order to exhibit in these classes.  See “Membership Requirements” above.
  • In order to receive APHA points and awards in youth classes, the horse must be owned by the youth or the youth’s immediate family (mother, father, stepparent, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother or sister, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, legal guardian or grandparent), family-owned corporation, ranch or farm.  Exception:  Leadline or Walk-Trot classes.  In addition, the youth exhibitor must be a member in good standing with the AjPHA. (see APHA rule YP-015)
  • In order to receive WPHC points, the exhibitor does not have to own the horse, nor does the horse have to be owned by the youth’s immediate family.  The owner of the horse and the exhibitor do have to be members in good standing of the WPHC and the youth exhibitor must also be a member in good standing of the WJPHC in order to be eligible for points in youth classes.  Points are awarded from the time all memberships are paid.

 

Amateur/Novice Amateur Classes:

  • Any horse exhibited in Amateur and Novice Amateur classes MUST be owned by the amateur or their immediate family (spouse, mother, father, child, stepparent, stepchild, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half-brother or sister, legal ward, inlaws, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, grandchild, grandparent), solely owned corporation, ranch or farm. (see APHA rule AM-020).
  • Exhibitors may not “borrow” a horse from another individual to show in Amateur or Novice Amateur classes unless they meet one of the immediately family requirements stated above.  Also excluded are horses under lease, owned jointly or in partnership
  • Amateur and Novice Amateur exhibitors must also have a current year membership card from the APHA indicating their Amateur or Novice Amateur status in order to exhibit at an APHA approved show in these classes (see APHA rule AM-010).  This card or a legible copy must be presented to the show management at each show in order to compete in Amateur or Novice Amateur classes.
  • The WPHC must follow the APHA rules regarding ownership.  In order to be eligible for WPHC points, the owner and exhibitor of the horse must both be members of the WPHC and the exhibitor must be a member of the WAPHC.  Points will be awarded from the time all memberships are paid.

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