Great tips from APHA - 4 ways to make a big impression on a small budget

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With show season winding down, many riders are taking stock of their budgets and priorities in preparation for their moments in the spotlight next year. In the October 2015 issue of the Paint Horse Journal, longtime APHA members shared their best tips and tricks to make the most out of a limited budget. Check out their advice to learn how to get the most bang for your buck.


  • Map out your priorities. Deciding where to spend your money—maybe on training or lessons, or attending one major show vs. several smaller ones—is one important piece of the puzzle. Picking a goal before the show season helps you to strategically utilize your budget.
  • DIY it. Barn snack tables and potluck dinners divided among show participants are a great way to cut down on trips to the concession stand.
  • Take advantage of deals. Some shows offer special deals that allow exhibitors to pay for one division and cross enter into the Open division for free, for instance. Others have flat rate entry fees, free or discounted fees for new exhibitors and more. 
  • Take stock of your horse situation. Families with multiple riders might be able to share a single horse, but that doesn’t work for every situation. If a new horse is out of your budget, consider utilizing APHA’s new show lease program. For more information on leasing, check out “Pony Up” in the March 2015 issue of the Paint Horse Journal.
For the whole story, pick up a copy of the October Paint Horse Journal. Not a subscriber yet? Get in on the action by subscribing to the Paint Horse Journal online at apha.com/phj or by calling (817) 222-6430. A one-year subscription
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A Paint Horse helps out in the AQHA-UK Youth Selection Classes

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It's was great to see the collaboration between QHs & Paints in the Youth division of the AQHA UK Youth selection classes. 
Far right you will see Tagged In A Blizzard who was loaned by Claire Hunsley to one of the Youths competing for a place in the AQHA team. 
We are looking forward to working more closely with our QH friends in 2016


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Time to submit your entries for our summer show

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Its not long to our Summer Champs show within the WES Nationals. Entries with a stable application need to be in by 19th August without a stable the 24th. The schedule and entry form can be found via the calendar page on our website.
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Paint wins 2 high point awards at SQH show

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Sophie Painter riding Smoking Greyhound "Shelly" take the Adult and The non-quarter horse Hi point awards at the SQH show. "Shelly" is dual registered APHA and AQHA 


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AGM Year-end recognition award photos finally make it to the new website

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Paints in action at the June Fenland Show

It was another great Fenland show ! Here a few pictures

Sophie Painter, riding Smoking Greyhound 


Mel Scott, riding her solid paint bred, Driftin Like A Dream


Audrey Bishop riding, Chic Olenas Dolled Up


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Tracey Eaton has another event lined up in July. 

See the calendar fro more details 

WESTERN TWO DAY SHOW AT BRANDON RIDING ACADEMY. JUDGE Tony Walker. 

Stables available at 10.00 per night, bookings now being taken and available on a first come basis so please don't miss out.

Gerry's Snax will be available all weekend, and as usual we expect to have a great time. 

W.H.A members points available. 

For bookings please contact Allison on 01842 810089 or Tracey on 07900 263026
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Paints having fun at Brandon Show today: Tracey Eaton, riding Strait Gunsmoke N County, Sophie Painter, riding Smoking Greyhound & Sue Middleton, riding Strait Cookys N Cream :-)

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Show reminder

Don't forget there is a show this Sunday (10th May) at BRANDON RIDING ACADEMY, CHUCH FARM, CHURCH ROAD, BRANDON, SUFFOLK, IP27 0JB

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New showing event added to our Calendar and our Facebook Events - 
The Open Performance Gala at Three Counties Show Ground Malvern WR13 6NW is open to horses and ponies of any breed, any colour, and any size.


If you have a horse or pony, there’s probably a class for you!

With showing classes across a broad spectrum, dressage tests, show jumping and a ‘fun’ element with the Tipplers’ Challenge, test your horse’s performance capabilities across several disciplines.

World breeds are important to us, so, in addition to the regular English seat, we encourage traditional and western riding styles and dress. (relevant disclaimers re headgear will be required)

Advanced Entries close on 25th June, 2015
Entry Fees (unless specified otherwise):
In advance - £10 Late and on-the-day - £12
On-the-day entries are CASH ONLY
Visit our Facebook page for the latest news:
Open Performance Gala - Three Counties Showground” 
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