PAC (Paint Alternative Competition)
At APHA they know that your riding activities are as diverse as the colour patterns on the horses you register. Through the Paint Alternative Competition Program, you can get recognition for accomplishments in the competitive events or just spending time in the saddle.
The UK offers plenty of competitive events for horses and riders, such as the UKPHA classes and unaffiliated classes at Oakridge, Fenland, Bodiam, WES events and and many other activities that fall outside the category of “APHA-approved classes.”
Even though APHA is not officially associated with these events, the association does want to recognize your efforts on your American Paint Horse. As a result, your accomplishments can be recorded on your registered horse’s official lifetime performance record through PAC.
PAC credits can also be awarded for all hours spent riding including hacking and training!
To register for PAC it costs $30 per year and all points go onto your horses performance record. A Certificate of Recognition is awarded when at least 20 credits in any one approved category are earned. A Certificate of Achievement is awarded when 60 or more credits in any one approved category are earned. PAC Year-End awards are presented to the top 5 horses who earn the most credits in one category along with recognition in the Paint Horse Journal- On the 2018 International Leaders list, UK riders placed 1st,2nd, 4th and 6th so its well worth getting involved!
Please contact the UKPHA committee if you have any questions relating to our dates, memberships or the PAC Program.