Reed City woman takes another APHA title

REED CITY -- Coleen Bull  is making a habit of winning American Paint Horse Association (APHA) amateur titles.

Bull, a Reed City area resident, won a second World Championship title at the 2012 APHA World Championship Paint Horse Show Nov. 7-17 at Fort Worth, Texas.

Bull took the title by showing Timeless Assets, a 2005 gelding. Riders like Bull are judged on their horse’s rail work as well, as their ability to have their horse perform a pattern of maneuvers.

“I was very excited,” Bull said. “I had a good show last year. This year when I topped it, it’s something that’s unbelievable. I was super-excited.”

It was Bull’s second world title of that show. She earlier won a Masters Amateur Showmanship at Halter title For the 2011 season, the APHA announced earlier this year that Timeless Assets, was named the open top 20 horse and bull with 282 points.

Bull was honored as the No. 1 Masters amateur rider with Timeless Assets.

“Last year I had a good show but this one was even better,” she said.  I won the same overall title I did last year but to win it again is a real big deal.”

In the Masters’ Amateurs class. Competitors are aged 45 and over and are required to show a self- or family-owned horse.

The World Championship Paint Horse Show highlights the finest gathering of paint horses from around the world.