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Meet APHA President Ron Shelly in the March Paint Horse Journal

It takes a passionate horseman to take the reins of an international association, but 2015 APHA President Ron Shelly is up for the challenge. With a background colored with business savvy and a love of the Paint Horse breed, Ron is ready to lead the Executive Committee and the association.

But Ron is more than a brilliant businessman in a cowboy hat; the Paint Horse Journal sat down with the horseman from Georgetown, Texas, to learn more about his past and passions. Read “Building Good Memories” for free online and take an inside look at Ron’s life and his plans for the association.

Also in the March Paint Horse Journal:

  • Discover the genetics behind the frame overo pattern and learn to utilize this colorful tool to your advantage.
  • Build your leg strength for perfect equitation with exercises with and without irons.
  • Learn more about APHA’s new show lease program and weigh the benefits and challenges of leasing vs. buying your next Paint Horse.
  • Discover springtime beauty as you venture through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is this month’s “Great Rides” column.
  • Investigate the thriving Paint Horse industry that’s taking off in France.
  • Meet AjPHA Member Dalaylun Demmons.
  • Get a deeper understanding of extension and lengthening of the stride calls in Western pleasure classes with APHA Director of Judges David Dellin.
  • Meet sculptor Clay Gant, who’s created a special series of bronzes to raise funds for the American Paint Horse Foundation.


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[Reprinting all or part of this news release is permitted, so long as credit is given to the Paint Horse Journal and a link provided to apha.com.]

 About APHA

The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.