LeaderCare 10.13.21

Nominating and Leadership Development Committee

announces the Nominees for the

2022 Board of Directors

Ashley Griffin    ♦    Jamie Howard    ♦    Jerry Cable

Megan Brown    ♦    Mike Holloway

Photos, bios and videos coming soon.

Paint champions crowned at the 2nd annual PAC World Championship e-show    

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Renewal Deadline for

Regional Clubs is March 1, 2022

Article VII, Section 7.4: Once a charter is granted to a Regional Association/Club, it is automatically renewed yearly provided the Regional Association/Club continues to meet specific requirements and demonstrates a minimal level of activity.

A. Specific requirements and activity levels shall include but are not limited to the following:

a) Maintain a membership of twenty (20) members, ten (10) of whom are members of the APHA;

b) Regional Association/Club Officers and the Board of Directors shall be required to carry a current APHA membership during the term of their office.

c) Submit a list of members electronically in the format specified by APHA, a copy of the Regional Association/Club Bylaws and the previous year’s annual financial statement, which includes a listing of all income and expenditures, by March 1st of each year; and

d) Provide a minimum of two (2) Regional Association/Club approved or sponsored shows or trail rides or APHA-approved horse or specialty shows, participate in a parade or an equine-related trade show booth, or host a Paint For A Day or other APHA-approved program activity per year. To inquire about what events are approved or to request event approval, contact APHA staff.

All the required documents mentioned in (c) above must be submitted through the online portal by clicking on the link below and using the Regional Club Annual Submission Form Link.

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Tentative Schedule for 2021 Rule Revision Proposals

October 16, 2021 – Deadline for staff to review all proposals and make staff comments.

November 2021 – Rules Advisory Committee and Board of Directors meet to review all proposals for proper and legal wording.  Board of Directors may table proposals at this time.

December 16, 2021 – Publish all Rule Revision Proposals submitted for membership review.

February 26-27, 2022 – APHA Convention General Membership meetings. All Rule Revision Proposals to be reviewed and amended; then voted on – passed or defeated.

March 1, 2022 – Publish all Rule Revision Proposals passed by the voting State Directors on website.

January 1, 2023 – Rules passed at 2022 Convention become effective.

Chrome Cash makes its European debut at

Equita Lyon Western Horse Show

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Hall of Fame

Nomination Deadline

December 1, 2021

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Team USA defends title in 2021 Youth World Games

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Make plans now for the

2022 APHA Convention

tentatively scheduled for

February 15-22, 2022

Zoom Committee Meetings

February 25, 2022

Welcome Party

February 26, 2022

General Membership Meeting Session I


Meet the Candidates Happy Hour

February 27, 2021

General Membership Meeting Session II


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Platinum Performance becomes title sponsor of       The Cowgirl Gathering Barrel Race

The second annual Cowgirl Gathering, coming up November 11-14, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas, announces its newest partnership with Platinum Performance, title sponsor of The Cowgirl Gathering Barrel Race.

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Highly anticipated art show sets date

The American Paint Horse Association and Brumbaugh’s Fine Home Furnishings have partnered to kick off the 2021 Cowgirl Gathering with a Western art show like you have never seen—introducing The Cowtown Collection! The event is designed to showcase the craftsmanship of leading Western artisans.

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APHA Committee Chair & Vice-Chair Spotlight

World Show Advisory Committee

 Chair – Lyn Fick

Lyn began her APHA journey in 2007 and became a Pennsylvania National Director in 2008. Through the years, she has served on the Youth, Show and Contest and EC Nominating Committees as well as numerous sub-committees. She currently serves as the Chair of the World Show Advisory Committee and a member of the Rules Committee.

Before retiring, Lyn was a project manager for Aetna Health Plans and was also a teacher at St Patrick’s School in Kennett Square. She owned and operated Grassy Hill Performance Horses with her daughter Erin for 10 years. Her family has bred, owned and exhibited APHA World, Top 20 and Honor Roll Champions. Prior to being welcomed into the APHA family, Lyn showed AQHA, as an amateur and professional with Congress and World placings, and was the 1979 AQHA Amateur High-Point in Western Horsemanship.

She is a past president and current chairman of the Pennsylvania Paint Horse Club and previously served for 10 years on the Zone 7 committee. She still actively manages APHA and AQHA shows for several regional clubs in the Northeast.

She and her husband Joe are blessed with three wonderful children and two grandchildren. She counts APHA as her second family. She is thankful for the wonderful people she has met through APHA involvement and is proud to be part of such an outstanding organization

Vice Chair – Tim Snapp

Tim has been an APHA breeder, owner and showman since 1985. He and his wife Cindy have shown many world and reserve world champions in their 35-plus years with APHA. They currently have eight horses and are showing their 3-year-old You Look Good in Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure events.

He is currently the Ohio Paint Horse Club vice president and show chair for both of their PORs. In addition to these trusted state duties, he currently serves as an APHA State Director and as Vice-Chair of the World Show Committee. He has previously served on the APHA Amateur and EC Nominating Committees.

Tim has been in the printing and marketing fields since 1990. He graduated from Ohio Northern University with degrees in marketing and management. Since 1999, he has been an ESOP owner with American Solutions for Business and is currently one of the company’s top producers from his sales hub in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

He resides with his wife and son on their 225-acre farm. They enjoy spending time together as a family, whether on vacation,  traveling to horse shows or just relaxing poolside in their backyard. Tim loves going to church and being a member of the Bellefontaine Rotary Club and also serving as a board member to his beloved fraternity at ONU.

2021-2022 AjPHA Executive Committee Officers Announcement

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Judge Applicants

Michael Damianos – Ojai, California

The Judges Committee seeks information on the above judge applicant(s).

Please submit both favorable and unfavorable evaluations to:  APHA Judges Department, 122 E. Exchange Ave., Suite 420, Fort Worth, TX 76164.

Dates to Remember

  • October Calendar of Events
  • 2021 PBRIP Calendar of Events
  • October 19, 2021 – Marked for Greatness Leadership Exchange – Show Manager Best Practices
  • November 11, 2021 – Cowgirl Gathering Art Show
  • November 12-13, 2021 – Cowgirl Gathering Essence Exchange
  • November 13, 2021 – Cowgirl Gathering Breakaway Roping
  • November 13, 2021 – Cowgirl Gathering Fashion Show
  • November 14, 2021 – Platinum Performance Barrel Race
  • December 9, 2021 – Marked for Greatness Leadership Exchange – Breeders’ Trust
  • February 15-27, 2022 – APHA Convention Meetings and Activities

Looking to increase show participation?

 Want to capitalize on the ranching competition movement?

Then the Ranch Work Championships is your answer. The Ranch Work Championships are an all new timed, all-breed ranch competition. It has been designed to maximize revenue for producers and made to seamlessly blend on the front or the back of a pre-existing event.  Visit Ranch Work Championships  to learn more or watch our YouTube explanation video.

Are you interested in producing a Ranch Work Championships Qualifier in your area?

Contact  Steven Hayes at shayes@apha.com or call 817-222-6432. Step on to the bus headed for a new era in Ranch Horse competition!”

It’s not too late to get your brick added to the showcase location on Mule Alley.

horseIQ is changing the equine education game, and it’s not just horsemen who are taking note

See you down the trail,

APHA Executive Director


Billy Smith
(office) 817/222-6401
(cell) 806/679-9412
(email) billy@apha.com
(Twitter) #billyAPHA