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July 05 09:35 AM

Stonewall youth wins paint horse championship

FORT WORTH, Texas—John Adam Cunningham of Stonewall, La., captured a world championship title at the 2013 American Junior Paint Horse Association Youth World Championship Paint Horse Show under way this week at the Will Rogers Equestrian Complex in Fort Worth, Texas.

The show is the premier youth event of the American Paint Horse Association (APHA).

Cunningham captured the World Championship in Limited Youth Working Cow Horse 18 and Under, showing Cougarazzle Dazzle, a 1996 gelding owned by Joe Cunningham of Stonewall.

In this class, competitors are judged on performing a reiningtype pattern and working one-onone to hold and turn a cow at one end of the arena.

Youth are classified as competitors ages 18 and under who are required to show a horse they own personally or owned by a family member.

The World Championship Paint Horse Shows feature the finest gathering of paint horses from around the globe.

APHA hosts two annual world shows to showcase the talents of American paint horses and theirowners.

This year’s Youth World 263 talented horses and 1,141 entries. Exhibitors compete for $100,000.

The American Paint Horse Association is the international Worth, Texas.

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