With 1473 APHA and 88 PHCG Futurity starts, 306 Paint Horses and 15 nations, Euro Paint has grown again this year.

Riders from Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Slovakia, Norway and Ireland met in Kreuth to be judged from the judges' team Kathy Anderson, Ashley Griffin, Scott Neuman, Susan Robinson and Craig Wood and perhaps take a medal with them.

On Sunday and Monday Halter, Longe Line and Showmanship were on the schedule. Here Helena M Ryan from Ireland took care with her horse Jinetes Del Cielo (breeder Fam. Vorraber) that Ireland's first participation in a Euro Paint was rewarded with a gold medal. In addition to the title in the Weanling Stallions Halter, she also won the PHCG Futurity class and became Champion of Champions.

Christina Einsiedler won a double with her mare Missin Hot Chocolate. On Wednesday she won the amateur trail with 22 starters and on Thursday she followed up directly in the senior trail with 34 starters. Here she was able to look forward to a show saddle of the Tom Zajac Saddlery (CZ) specially made for the Euro Paint 2019.

But also in the other classes there were great prizes or vouchers from our sponsors Anuks Nähzauber, Automitstern, B-Design, Chrom-Ranch, Showtack Hackl, HeuToy, Kebo, MQline, Painted Horse Ranch, Stallgassen Design and Ellen Welten-Louwers. And every European champion of course received a champion blanket from the company Bucas!

Typical of the European Paint Horse scene is the good cooperation of the participants. And so even at a show of this size there was no bad mood. That culminated, as always, in the Nations Cup on Thursday. In addition to great costumes and a horseless reining – but with dog – there were also very good rides to see. Team Austria has won the title several times, but rarely has it been as close as this year. With only one point less, the team of the Czech Republic followed in second place and in third place then Denmark.

The APHA has again supported the event this year with some clinics and private riding lessons. Under the guidance of APHA Director of Judges Dave Dellin and APHA President Mike Short, participants were able to take many helpful tips for their classes. 

In 2019, the Euro Paint was again a show with emotional highlights, international and strong starter fields and above all a lot of fun! Of course, this is only possible through the work of a great team that works from early in the morning until late in the evening to ensure that the riders can start under the best conditions.

In 2020, the Youth World Games will be held again as part of the Euro Paint, so we are already faced with the challenge of planning an even bigger show. Save the date from August 23rd to 30th in Kreuth.

By the way, horses are still being sought for the Youth World Games. If you can imagine supporting the youth work with your horse, please contact Irene Stamatelakys from APHA! Her email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will be happy to answer any questions you may have.