UK Paint Horse Association

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Our purpose is to...

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  • Promote and stimulate interest in the Paint Horse by encouraging Paint breeding for conformation and ability;
  • Promote the Paint Horse as a breed;
  • Promote the Paint Horse through horse shows, pleasure and trail riding, racing and all other activities of same nature;
  • Promote Western & English riding and showmanship skills, working with other recognised associations, e.g. Western Equestrian Society (WES);
  • Promote good horsemanship and good sportsmanship;
  • Educate the public about the qualities of the Paint Horse and the American Paint Horse Association; and
  • Encourage membership at both regional (UK Paint Horse Association) and national (APHA) levels
The UK Paint Horse Association (UK PHA) received its Official Charter from The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) in November 2001

If you have a Paint Horse you can do anything…

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The Paint Horse is a very versatile breed, you can ride and compete in both English and Western disciplines

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Join the UK Paint Horse Association Family

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In addition to our shows and events we keep our members in touch with what is going on in the world of Paint Horses through our Quarterly UK Paint Horse Journal and PaintPoints newsletters.

We also have Regional Representatives who work with their local members and other Societies to help organise local get togethers and events.

If you've got it, flaunt it…

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Paint Horses have definitely got it. We believe that seeing these fantastic, athletic horses in action is the best ways to promote this versatile breed.

We have member’s programmes in place which encourage and provide recognition for various activities throughout the year. 
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Where can I go to show my Paint Horse?

UK PHA has worked with many of the major Western show organisers and Arenas to have Paint Horses classes included in their shows:-
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    The Oakridge Arena
    Holme Farm
    Swinderby Road
    NG23 7NZ

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    Bodiam International Arena
    Court Lodge Farm
    East Sussex
    TN32 5UJ

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    Horse Creek Farm
    Coldham Bank
    Stags Holt
    PE15 0BS

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    Brandon Riding Academy Church Farm
    Church Road
    IP27 0JB

Paint Alternative Competition

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You can also earn PAC performance points for your Paint Horse at any recognised all-breed show.

Official APHA Rule Book

Click on the Book image below to link to the full rule book
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2019 Rule Book Change Proposals

These Rule Book Change Proposals were voted on and passed by the 2017 Board of Directors a the 2018 APHA Annual Convention held in Irving, Texas, March 2nd - March 5th, 2018.

The rules become effective on January 1, 2019 unless early implementation was requested.

All text in bold letters indicates the change to the rule. If the entire rule is in bold letters the rule is considered an entirely new rule.
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    The Sherwood Circuit prides itself on being a fun, welcoming place to show your western horse and is a family friendly event. 
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    The Fenland Horse show encourages people of all levels, but especially those new to Western to come out and have fun with their horse and ride western. They offer classes for the complete beginners showing on any breed of horse in western tack.
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    SQH All Breed Shows These shows are open to all breeds of horses, There are no membership criteria to enter any of our SQH shows.
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    British Reining holds two shows each year – The Spring Show at the start of the season and finishing with The Championship Show. In addition each year a Trophy Buckle is awarded to the High Point winners of each class category.. British Reining classes are also held at BR approved shows with NRHA judges.
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    The Western Equestrian Society (WES) was formed in 1985 to promote the discipline of Western Riding to the standard as practised in the United States. 
    We promote the sport for enthusiasts at all levels, whether pure beginners or seasoned competitors. You can enjoy all of our ridden activities with ANY breed of horse or pony.
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    The BSPA is a warm and friendly society, which is there to promote the Skewbald and Piebald horse and pony as well as supporting the owners of these equines.
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    The Coloured Horse & Pony Society (UK)
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Where can I find out whats going on when & where?

Our Associates & Sponsors

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