|Packing in 144 classes over a five-day show, the Western Paint World, hosted
by the Central California Paint Horse Club (CCPHA), boasted 864 entries and 213
horses at the event, held October 14–18, 2009, at the Kern County Fairgrounds in
With pleasant weather, upgraded grounds equipment and staff that aimed to
please, the Western Paint World—ranked Number 6 on the 2008 APHA Top 20 Shows
list—offered competitors an opportunity to show off their young stock in
futurities, bid on stallions in the stallion service auction (SSA) and compete
under four judges during the Paint-O-Rama (POR).