Kent's Preston wins world title in Paint Horse Show
July 1, 2012 · Updated 10:19 AM
Kent's MacKenzie Preston captured one of the high-point titles at the AjPHA Youth World Championship Paint Horse Show on June 22-30 in Fort Worth, Texas.
The show is a premier event of the American Paint Horse Association (APHA).
Preston took the Reserve Youth High Point Western crown, showing Brokers Lucky Kid owned by Mike and Michelle Preston. Together, the pair finished second in the Youth Western Riding 13 & Under and Youth Western Pleasure 13 & Under, fourth in the Youth Trail 13 & Under and Youth Western Horsemanship 13 & Under.
The high-point award is given to the youth accumulating the most points in Western events.
About the show and the association
The World Championship Paint Horse Shows feature some of the finest gatherings of Paint Horses from throughout the world. APHA hosts two annual world shows to showcase the talents of American Paint Horses and their owners. This year’s AjPHA Youth World Championship Show, held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth’s cultural district, consisted of more than 300 talented horses and 1,350 entries. Exhibitors competed for prizes and cash payouts totaling more than $100,000.
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA), the international breed registry for the American Paint Horse headquartered in Fort Worth, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. In fulfillment of its mission to collect, record and preserve pedigrees of the breed, APHA recognizes and supports 111 regional and international clubs, produces championship shows, sponsors trail rides and creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members' experiences with their horses. APHA has registered more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded, and now serves over 64,000 active youth and adult members around the world.
For more information, visit ywcs.apha.com or call APHA at (817) 834-APHA (2742).