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May 22, 2020



2020 APHA Youth World Show postponed – will be reunited with Open/Amateur World Show

After careful consideration, the American Paint Horse Association is postponing its 2020 Youth World Championship Show until September, to be held with its Open and Amateur World Shows
in Fort Worth. The APHA Board of Directors took this action with primary concern for the public health of its entire membership in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 Youth World Championship Show was scheduled for June 22-July 5.
“Our Board of Directors took this action for the health and safety of all of our members,” said APHA President Casey West. “Fortunately, we have the opportunity to still have a 2020 Youth World Show, and bestow world championships, and offer a world championship show experience – albeit modified – for our deserving youth. This poses the unique opportunity to make the best of a difficult COVID-19 year and still recognize our young people.”
With the Youth World Show postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unintended opportunity arises as a preview for a major change for 2021, where APHA is excited to announce the Youth World Show and the Open and Amateur World Show will be back together after 12 years, to be re-positioned as the premier APHA summer experience.
This action will create the premier all-age breed show at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth and reunites one of the largest breed shows in the world that ran as a combined show
for 20 years. The event will take place September 21-October 4, 2020.
“It’s like a reunion between family members,” said APHA President Casey West. “Our members have been asking for this for a long time and now is the right time to deliver.”
The move will also provide an opportunity for families to show their Paint Horses at the same venue and time, reducing the cost of showing for world championship prizes, cash and youth
scholarships. The youth portion of the September show will continue to award more than $250,000 in youth scholarships and awards along with over $1 million in cash and prizes to
Open and Amateur exhibitors.
“The great family atmosphere at our events will go to a new level in September, and then hit its stride in the summer of 2021 when we’ll be one of the first major events out of the horse show starting gate,” West said.
APHA will retain its September 2021 Will Rogers Memorial Center dates to include the WCHA halter event. Other details will follow.

It’s your responsibility to stay informed! APHA Presents Two Informational Webinars to Keep You Informed

Registration Eligibility Webinar

Get more information regarding eligibility for horses with the new updates to RG-070.

May 26, 2020
Click below to join the meeting.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: May 26, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Registration Eligibility
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13462487799,,86012521674# or +12532158782,,86012521674#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923
Webinar ID: 860 1252 1674
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kDP02FsZm

Director Orientation Webinar

Everyone is invited no matter your relationship to being a Director. The process is valuable to know.
June 9, 2020
Click below to join the meeting.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jun 9, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Director Orientation
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13462487799,,82582661020# or +12532158782,,82582661020#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 825 8266 1020
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb4D1QGdKO

Horse shows are finally starting to happen again! As you prepare for your show, don’t forget to check out the PH Barn Door for great show awards. We have products with APHA logos as well as customizable options.  Click here.


APHA Board of Directors passes emergency 2020 Stimulus Plan


The official podcast of the American Paint Horse Association. Bringing you Paint Horse stories and news from across the globe. Co-hosted by Dr. Billy Smith, Executive Director of the APHA, and Steven Hayes, Chief Marketing Officer of the APHA.  Listen here.

2020 Nominating and Leadership Development Committee and contact information. 

There’s still time to contact one of these committee members if you’re interested in being considered for the Board of Directors.
Craig Wood (Chair) – chorse.wood@gmail.com
Richard Cox – rlcox1010@gmail.com
Tom Crowley – tom.crowley@ministryhealth.org
Paula Mullins – rocknppaints@rpt.coop
Carla Perri – carla@perrisleather.com
Laurie Roden – laurie@roden.com
Mike Short – mdshort53@gmail.com
Travis Titlow – travis1125@yahoo.com
Sue Woodson – jacsue512@aol.com


May 25

  • APHA Office Closed in observance of Memorial Day

June 2

  • Breeders’ Futurity-Mare Nomination(for 2020 foals-3rd late fee)

June 30

  • First Weanling Registration Deadline


New updates to the Gold Star and Clubs of Distinction awards for 2020.


Calling all APHA Regional Clubs! Don’t forget to send in your club’s new officers, current membership list, financial report and current club by-laws.  Use the links below to provide this information.  Keep APHA up-to-date, it’s your responsibility.

Membership List
Sample Financial Report

“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-exiting 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? Email Steven Hayes 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.



APHA’s Fresh Paint – Quick Dry Edition #15

Fort Worth Stockyards Update

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Bought a new horse?  Transfer it online!

APHA is first stock-horse breed to offer online transfers of ownership.
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See you down the trail.

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