Ft. Worth, TX – May 4, 2016 – The World Conformation Horse Association and American Paint Horse Association announced today that WCHA Owner/Breeder/Exhibitor classes will be offered at the 2016 APHA World Show.

In special recognition of those Non-Pro (Amateurs) who breed, own and show their Paints, the 2016 World Show will include three new WCHA Amateur Owner-Breeder-Exhibitor weanling halter classes:

  • WCHA Non-Pro OBE Weanling Stallions
  • WCHA Non-Pro OBE Weanling Mares
  • WCHA Non-Pro OBE Weanling Geldings

“WCHA and the American Paint Horse Association have had a strategic alliance agreement since 2010, and the APHA World Show is a premier event. Many WCHA members own and breed Paint Horses, so we are excited to partner with APHA in this opportunity to offer yet another venue at which WCHA members can exhibit their horses, while promoting awareness for both organizations,” World Conformation Horse Association President Luke Castle said.

To be eligible for these WCHA OBE classes, the horse must be shown by the Amateur owner-breeder or applicable family member per APHA rules, and the owner-breeder-exhibitor must be a current member in good standing with both APHA and WCHA.

These are non-world championship classes, and 80 percent of exhibitors’ $500 entry fees will be jackpotted. Payouts will be based on the APHA World Show payout schedule as outlined in the premium book. Classes will be judged by WCHA judges following that association’s rules, but only registered Paint Horses (Regular Registry and Solid Paint-Bred) are permitted.


The World Conformation Horse Association is an organization which promotes and stimulates interest by providing competitive opportunities for enthusiasts of the conformation horse. The Association is committed to protecting, preserving and promoting the conformation standard of the horse and constantly pursuing growth in the industry.


World Conformation Horse Association
Barbara Linke, Administrative Consultant
American Paint Horse Association
Holly Slaughter