AjPHA Executive Committee
Two youth leadership groups, the AjPHA National Directors and the AjPHA Executive Committee, represent members of the American Junior Paint Horse Association. The Executive Committee members oversee all AjPHA affairs, report the status of the association to members, and help govern and direct the course of AjPHA.
How to get elected:
- Get Involved! The ideal Executive Committe member is an active National Director looking to grow their impact on the AjPHA program. You must be a current AjPHA National Director and at least 12 years old as of January 1 of the current year.
- Apply! If you’re interested in serving the AjPHA Executive Committee, you have to submit your application by May 15! Make sure you know the responsibilities of the office you are applying for.
- Campaign! Voting will be held during the annual AjPHA Convention, held at the APHA World Show. Convince your fellow APHA members that you should be their representative!
Applications for the 2024-2025 Executive Committee are not available at this time.
Executive Committee Project
It is part of the AjPHA President’s role to develop an AjPHA Executive Committee Project that he/she will work on the entire time of their office term. The AjPHA Executive Project will need to be measurable and in some way benefit AjPHA members.
Current Project – Riley Francis
The focus of Riley Francis’ presidential project is to enhance the inclusivity of the APHA for individuals with disabilities. Formerly, APHA featured “Champs” classes, also known as Equestrians With Disabilities (EWD) classes, at the APHA World Show. Her objective is to reintroduce these classes at the World Show and extend their inclusion to regional club shows. Demonstrating success in other associations, there is a substantial demand for the reinstatement of these classes, emphasizing the necessity of their return. Additionally, the expansion to regional club shows aims to create opportunities for local individuals to actively participate in these inclusive classes, aligning with the broader goal of fostering accessibility within APHA.
If you are interested in helping Riley with her project, please contact the Director of Youth and Amateur Activities at [email protected].