WA Paint Horse Association - State Championship Show 2021
More than 20 riders and horses attended the WA Paint Horse Association (WAPHA) State Championship show on 20 March 2021 at the State Equestrian Centre, Brigadoon, Western Australia.
With over 165 entries, new members including three youth members, two being new to the club, the day was a huge success - attracting more horses, paint breds and youth than ever before.
Our competitors were thrilled to be out and about showing again, after what was an unprecedented year, even though it was a very hot day.
The show was judged by Jeff Hall, who judged 87 Paint and Paint Bred halter and ridden classes, a fantastic effort for a one day event.
We would like to acknowledge the great support of the PHAA who assisted in making this show a success, and we will be continuing to provide encouragement and always seek to improve our future shows in WA.
Based on the feedback from the competitors, the WAPHA it was a very positive show with a great atmosphere, who said they went home with a swag of prizes.
These prizes were all thanks to a wide range of sponsors, including the PHAA (Buckles), MTR Resources, Dash & Paws, LA Car Carriers, Julie’s Kennels, Littlestone Performance Horses, Barkly & Co, Karlen Park Performance Horses, Monzie Mu, Shamispa Hill WP Horses, PW Horsemanship, Anarah Park Performance horses. Equine Focus, the Eglinton Family, Rebecca’s Western Designs, Ride on Ropes, Fly-n-High horse wear, Petstock Middle Swan, NRG, Rae Hare, Jerry Ogley, Platinum Demolition, Back2Bling Tack Cleaning & Sales, Upper Reach Winery, Equinade, Karen Nicoletto Show Horses, Horseland Kelmscott, Sharon Currie, Michelle Carrol, Michaela Breen, and Pam Eglinton to name a few.
Congratulations to all the class winners, and also to the Hi-Point Awards and Buckle winners, who clearly stood out with their commitment and efforts throughout the show.
Some of the successful competitors on the day included;
Grand Champion Paint Horse ''HAPPY FACE” owned by Rae Hare (left).
Grand Champion Paint Bred ''PL HEZA FIRE N SENSATION” owned by Alexis & Julie Kimberley (above).
The WAPHA committee said it was fantastic to hear all the positive feedback throughout the day, and said if the competitors loved it, it meant it was a success.
It was fantastic to also include some after show feature events and entertainment, seeing some interesting and fun costumes and some beautiful Traditional Indian Costumes - this was a real treat and something different for us to be part of! Thank you to the Perth Appaloosa Club for facilitating these after show events - they were fantastic to see.
It always takes a significant effort for all, not just those in the ring, but, preparing for the day, organising sponsors, prizes, programs and helping the riders on the day, setting up the trail equipment, packing everything away afterwards and running out prizes and ribbons in the heat - all contributed to making the day such a successful event.
The committee would like to highlight the Hi Point Award winners and Buckle winners of the day, congratulations to you on your efforts;
2021 HI POINT RESULTS:
PHAA sponsored buckle - Hi Point Youth- Madison Price
PHAA sponsored buckle - Hi Point Amateur - Jacinta Bolsenbroek
Hi Point Yearling - A GOOD COWBOY owned by Vicki Parker
Hi Point 3 yo - GRAYLINS ELOPED owned by Phayme Tedd
Hi Point All Age - INVITED WITH LOVE owned by Jacinta Bolsenbroek
Hi Point Masters - COOL N KRYMSUN owned by Wendy Workman
Hi Point Awards
On the 5 September 2020, the WAPHA successfully held its AGM, giving thanks to the 2019/20 committee and welcoming in a new committee.
The night also celebrated the success of its members with an awards presentation.
Congratulations to our members who received Hi-point awards for their show efforts throughout the season.
The results can be found here.
Please also flick through the gallery to see all award winners and some of the fun!