Friends and family not traveling to the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship will have the opportunity to see the IHSA Invitational Class to be held Sept. 29, online. The premier all-age breed show, held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 21-Oct. 4, will feature the competition on their livestream.
The 12 riders participating in the APHA World Show IHSA Invitational Class are sophomores, juniors and seniors who represent member colleges and universities across the country.
The IHSA congratulates our 2020 APHA World Show IHSA Invitational Class participants:
Matthew (Matt) Graves, Grand Island, Nebraska
Travis Fortune, Booneville, Indiana
Mathew (Matt) Winter, Punta Gorda, Florida
Kendall Viel, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Nathan Sparren, Bolivar Ohio
Ashton Kerr, Plain City, Ohio
Nigel Lancaster, Hilliard, Ohio
Hart Daniels, Vaughn, Mississippi
Teah (Teah Mae) Taylor, Amarillo, Texas
Chloe Alhaig, Chandler, Arizona
Anna Woolsey, Skiatook, Oklahoma
Sarah Thomson, Newburg, Oregon
ABOUT THE APHA
The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded in 1962. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.
ABOUT THE IHSA
The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) welcomes men and women of all riding levels and offers individual and team competition in hunter seat equitation, Western horsemanship and reining at more than 400 member colleges and universities. Membership in IHSA means that college students can participate in horse shows regardless of their experience or financial status. Students compete at eight levels from beginner through advanced with suitable, provided horses, eliminating the expense of horse ownership.
Founded in 1967 by Bob Cacchione, it is the oldest and largest intercollegiate equestrian organization with 10,000 members in 47 states and Canada. IHSA college and university team participation is represented through a variety of programs including varsity athletics, academic departments and club sports. IHSA offers valuable hands-on experience and professional development in multiple facets of the equine industry. Many IHSA teams participate in service projects, giving back to their communities. Through the IHSA, students enhance their college experience and develop the tools that help build successful careers.