HOF Nomination Information

The American Paint Horse Association has placed the Hall of Fame under the umbrella of the American Paint Horse Foundation. The Hall of Fame has been created to provide recognition to outstanding people and horses that have made extraordinary contributions to the Association, the Paint Horse breed and the equine industry. Recognition as an APHA Hall of Fame inductee is the highest honor the Association grants.

APHA recognizes it is only through the incredible contributions of both people and horses that the Association and the Paint Horse breed has achieved its present stature, and therefore honors both people and horses in the Hall of Fame.

The 2016 Hall of Fame Class has already been selected, and will be inducted during the 2017 APHA Convention, to be held in the Irving, Texas on February 26, 2017. Nominations for the 2017 Hall of Fame are due on December 1, 2016.  That induction ceremony will be held during the 2018 APHA Convention.

Nominations can be submitted online using the links below, or a nomination form PDF can be downloaded and mailed in to the American Paint Horse Foundation

Criteria for Persons

Online Form       PDF Form

  • Nominee must have made outstanding contributions to APHA and the Paint Horse breed over a period of years as a breeder, competitor, or contributor.
  • Accomplishments must have been influential to the growth of the Association and/or breed.
  • Nominee must have been a member of APHA during the period of time of the activities submitted on the nomination form.
  • Nominee must have remained in good standing throughout their APHA membership tenure.
  • Nominee may be either living or deceased.

Criteria for Horses

Online Form       PDF Form

  • Nominee must have made outstanding contributions to the American Paint Horse breed over a period of years as a sire, dam, competitor; or, inductee must have helped the Association excel or brought extraordinary recognition to APHA and the American Paint Horse breed.
  • Nominee may be either living or deceased.

Nomination Process

  • Submissions should contain a completed nomination form highlighting a compilation of achievements, biographical information, related honors, and supporting documentation to illustrate the contributions of the nominee.
  • Both forms are available online – you should see them on the navigation bar to the right. Each form gives more detailed information on the requirements and criteria for a nominee.
  • In addition to a completed nomination form, a minimum of two and a maximum of four unique letters of recommendation from different sources are required, as well as a photograph of the nominee. These letters may be sent by snail mail or email.
  • Nominations for Hall of Fame inductees will not be accepted verbally.  Nominations are to be sent to the Foundation Director, Laura Jesberg, P. O. Box 961023, Ft. Worth, TX 76161.  If you have any questions, you can contact her at (817) 222-6412 or ljesberg@apha.com.

Additional Information

  • Nominators should be aware that any submission of information is done so with the full understanding that APHA may use and reproduce any information provided without consideration.
  • By submission of these materials, nominator and nominee release all rights for distribution of the information provided within to media and the general public.
  • All materials submitted will be considered permanent donations of the APHA Hall of Fame.
  • Persons or Horses nominated will be kept on file for five years if not selected for induction.  After the five-year period, nomination must be resubmitted in its entirety to be reconsidered. Any people or horses nominated in 2011 for the 2012 Hall of Fame class will need to be renominated, as their nominations have expired.


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