LeaderCare 33


June 1, 2017

APHA welcomes a new member to our staff

Please welcome Kurt Crawford to APHA. Crawford will be the new Director of Business Developement. In this role, Crawford will work to build APHA’s market position by developing, defining, negotiating, and closing sponsor and commercial advertising relationships. Read more…

Longtime APHA supporter Pat Mullins dies

2018 APHA Convention Location and Date Announced

Mark your calendars for the 2018 APHA Convention and Membership meeting held March 2-5, 2018 at the DFW Marriott North, Irving, Texas.  Watch your LeaderCare newsletter for more information.

The first “Marked for Greatness Leadership Exchange” was held May 16 and attended by 41 leaders of APHA. Thank you to those who attended and we hope everyone found the information to be useful and we look forward to having more in attendance for the remaining webinars.  The next video conference will be:

When: July 18, 
Topic: APHA Disciplinary Process / Rule Change Proposals
During this conference we’ll travel through the process of how and when to craft a rule change proposal and give you details regarding APHA’s disciplinary process and how it works. This session will be open to all leaders of APHA.  You will be sent a link to the email address you are receiving this newsletter, the day before the video conference.  Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device.
The last two video conferences will be September 12 and November 3.  You will help us decide a topic for the September 12 conference by giving us what you would like to learn more about. The final conference will be a face-to-face on November 3, 2017 here are the APHA Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. Beginning the day on Friday we’ll hear from Dr. Rick Rigsby and the second half of the day will be spent with APHA staff members. Each department of APHA will be represented to outline their workflow, duties and the customer service they provide to members of APHA.
Here’s a helpful video to view for joining a video conference. Use this link then click on “Join a Meeting, one minute video introductions.”

The APHA Regional Club Advisory Committee will be working on a new award program for Gold Star clubs and Clubs of Distinction.
Staff along with this committee will be proposing to the APHA Executive Committee a new awards structure to be determined based on the growth of the club.  Previously the deadline for the awards application was June 1st, however, this year the application will not be necessary.  The RCAC is working very hard to spell out the criteria for this award with the EC’s approval and then make the announcement.  Awards are still planned for these two  accomplishments with a different measurement tool at the 2018 Convention.

APHA Numbers to Know

Did you know? APHA Open & Amateur World Championship Show entries have shown an increase over the last four years.

Here is APHA’s 55th Anniversary logo for use by members.

APHA World Championship Show schedule now available

One month left to recruit AjPHA members for big prizes!

APHA’s HorseIQ earns 2017 American Business Award

Easier entry coming to the 2018 Farnam Breeders’ Trust Pleasure Stakes


2017 APHA Regional Club Contact Information

If you’re looking for a show in your area, this link will provide you with Regional Clubs and their 2017 Officers.  The club’s web site address is also located here along with email addresses and phone numbers of those who can answer your questions.
The Regional Clubs listed below are lacking the required information referenced in Article IX, Section 4.  Failure to meet and maintain specific requirements and minimal activity levels may results in the revocation of the club charter.

Mid-South PHC
Central California PHC
Sierra PHC
Southern California PHC
Temecula Valley PHC
Southern Colorado PHC
Delmarva PHC
Treasure Valley PHC
Montana PHC
Empire State PHC
Oklahoma PHC
Blue Mountain PHC
Cascade PHC
Central Oregon PHC
Southeastern Oregon PHC
South Dakota PHC
Northeast Texas PHC
South Texas PHC
Utah PHC
Color Country PHC
Inland Northwest PHC
Pacific Northwest PHC
Southwest Washington PHC
Wyoming PHC
British Columbia PHC
Manitoba PHC


Standing Committee meeting minutes

Executive Committee meeting minutes

Board of Directors’ meeting minutes

APHA Strategic Plan

APHA Financial Strength 

Tips on Chairing Your APHA Committee

See you down the trail.

June 26 – July 9
APHA Youth World Championship Show Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, TX
APHA’s New Mission Statement
We inspire, nurture, promote and provide meaningful experiences to generations interested in preserving the versatile Paint Horse.


APHA Executive Director

Billy Smith

(office) 817/222-6401

(cell) 806/679-9412
(email) billy@apha.com
(Twitter) #billyAPHA