LeaderCare 11.10.21

Paints win at 2021 SHOT Stock Horse World Show

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Chrome and Paint Horse Journal

win 2021

American Horse Publications

Equine Media Awards

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Hall of Fame

Nomination Deadline

December 1, 2021

Time is almost up. Get your nominations in now!

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Tickets available for

Kimes Ranch Essence Exchange at

The Cowgirl Gathering

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Limited seating available

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.

COWGIRL Magazine hangs their hat on the $21,500-added Cowgirl Gathering Breakaway Roping

COWGIRL Magazine has signed on as the new title sponsor of The Cowgirl Gathering Breakaway Roping event, one of the premier features in the rapidly expanding Cowgirl Gathering event at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards.

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Bluebonnet Feeds adds The Cowgirl Gathering to their event List

The Cowgirl Gathering is pleased to welcome Bluebonnet Feeds as a partner of the 2021 Cowgirl Gathering coming up November 11-14 in Fort Worth, Texas!
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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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Lone Star Gathering awards over $1.1 million

to halter exhibitors

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APHA joins forces with

National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance

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Tentative Schedule for 2021 Rule Revision Proposals

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.

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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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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Click here to view hotels

Click here to register for the convention


APHA welcomes

Tiffany Rowland


Tonya Messick

to accounting team.

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

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Chrome Cash makes its European debut at

Equita Lyon Western Horse Show

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Judge Applicants

Michael Damianos – Ojai, California

David Johnson – Sophia, NC

Eric Peterson – Mabel, MN

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 & November Calendar of Events
  • 2021 PBRIP Calendar of Events
  • 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
  • November 15, 2021 – Breeders’ Trust Pleasure Stakes Enrollment Click Here For More Information
  • 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