Beloved ring steward Ron McMillian dies

A familiar face at horse shows around the country, longtime ring steward Ron McMillian of Collinsville, Oklahoma, has died. A retired laboratory technician, Ron was a fixture in the horse … Continued

Four judges earn APHA cards

Four judges recently earned their APHA cards in May 2024. APHA extends its congratulations to these new APHA judging cardholders: Jeff Allen Shawnee, Oklahoma Also holds cards with: AQHA, NRCHA, … Continued

Five clubs earn APHA President’s Gold Star & Club of Distinction awards

Five regional clubs demonstrated impressive growth in 2023 to earn APHA President’s Gold Star and Club of Distinction awards. Eligible organizations must comply with the regional club requirements in Article … Continued

Joe Carter honored with APHA Judge Emeritus Award

Longstanding APHA judge Joe Carter will receive APHA’s Judge Emeritus Award on June 27 at the 2024 APHA Hall of Fame & Awards Ceremony. The award recognizes outstanding judges who … Continued



Regional Clubs are the backbone of the American Paint Horse Association’s grassroots marketing program for the breed. Since its inception in 1962, the Association has approved more than 115 Regional Clubs worldwide. Successful Regional Clubs are those that are well organized, those that have a clearly defined purpose and those that are dedicated to promoting the American Paint Horse. This website is designed to provide club and Association leaders with a variety of useful information and resources.

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