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Resident wins world titles

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fort Worth, Texas -- American Paint Horse Association (APHA) amateur competitor Robin Robinett, Brazil, captured multiple World Championship titles at the 2012 APHA World Championship Paint Horse Show.

The show, which took place Nov. 7-17, in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of APHA's premier events.

Robinett claimed a championship in Amateur Yearling Geldings with Built Execute Tuff, a 2011 gelding owned by the exhibitor.

Built Execute Tuff also earned a Breeders' Futurity championship with exhibitor J.T. Mitchell, Aubrey, Texas.

Robinett won world championships in Amateur Solid Paint-Bred Weanling Stallions and Geldings with 2012 gelding No Chance of Reign, Amateur 3-year-old Stallions with 2009 stallion TR Special Forces, and Amateur Yearling Stallions with 2011 stallion Well Executed.

Well Executed also won a Breeders' Futurity championship in Breeders' Futurity Gold Yearling Stallions with exhibitor J.T. Mitchell, Aubrey, Texas.

In these classes, horses are shown in-hand and judged on their physical qualities.

Amateurs are competitors age 19-older.

They are required to show a self- or family owned horse and cannot show, ride, judge or train horses for payment.

The Breeders' Futurity classes feature a prestigious competition in a select slate of classes designed to showcase the offspring of APHA Breeders' Trust-subscribed stallions and mares bred to these stallions.

Exhibitors compete for cash prizes.

The World Championship Paint Horse Show features the finest gathering of Paint Horses from around the globe.

APHA hosts two annual world-class competitions to showcase the talents of American Paint Horses and their owners.

The second in the 2012 series, the Open and Amateur World Championship Show, took place at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth's cultural district.

With more than 900 Paint Horses and more than 2,500 entries, exhibitors competed for prizes and cash payouts totaling $500,000.

The APHA is the world's second-largest equine breed association.

Headquartered in Forth Worth, Texas, it celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012.

In fulfillment of its global mission to collect, record and preserve pedigrees of the breed, APHA recognizes and supports 111 regional and international clubs, produces championships 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 more than 55,000 active youth and adult members around the world.

For more information about the APHA, log on to www.apha.com or connect with Paint Horse fans globally at facebook.com/americanpainthorses or on Twitter at @APHANews and @WorldShow.

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