Attend the Brand-New Ranch Horse Triple Crown Challenge

The American Paint Horse Association offered a unique ranch riding all-breed competition at this year's world show.

Photos by Larry Williams Photography

The Ranch Horse Triple Crown Challenge is a unique, all-breed competition and offers divisions for both open and non-pro exhibitors in ranch riding, ranch trail, and ranch pleasure events. 

where
Fort Worth, Texas

what
Ranch Horse Triple Crown Challenge 

Exhibitors have the option to enter individual classes. Or test their skills in all three events for a chance to win an additional $10,000 payout. The top 10 exhibitors in each class will receive a payout, and each class winner will receive a Continental Saddlery trophy saddle. 

“It was always my goal to make the Ranch Horse Triple Crown Challenge into the single-greatest ranch event in the country,” said creator Daniel Patton. “The team at APHA is one of the best assembled—they’re forward-thinking and constantly working to give back to exhibitors as much as possible. Having this event at the APHA World is simply going to be spectacular.”

The Ranch Horse Triple Crown Challenge takes place during the APHA World Show and is a competition offered to horses of all breeds and open and amateur riders.

Don’t Miss This

explore.

Spend your free time shopping for apparel, event merchandise, tack, and more at the 1. World of Color Gift Show in the Will Rogers Coliseum. Or stop by the other arenas to watch the 2. APHA World Championship Show

eat.

After a day at the show, swing by 3. The Biscuit Bar on Mule Alley in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards for fast, casual southern goodness served up on a fluffy biscuit. You can’t go wrong with any of the savory or sweet biscuit sandwiches made from scratch. Especially when accompanied by personalized tots and a locally sourced brew or cocktail. 

do.

During your trip to the Fort Worth Stockyards, be sure to stop by the 4. American Paint Horse Association Headquarters, where you’ll be greeted by the iconic bronze Paint Horse statues, a retail store, and an immersive Paint Horse experience virtual reality theatre.

The Ranch Horse Triple Crown Challenge takes place during the APHA World Show and is a competition offered to horses of all breeds and open and amateur riders.

Event History

At the APHA World Championship Show, the open ranch riding sweepstakes has grown 44% in the last 5 years. The growth in entries warranted splitting the class into two divisions, junior and senior, plus the addition of an all-age solid Paint-Bred world championship. Overall, the growth of the ranch classes at the APHA World Championship Show was a major incentive for hosting the Ranch Horse Triple Crown Challenge.  

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