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October 26, 2017

APHA Nominating Committee recommends two for Executive Committee position           


      Melanie Cox-Dayhuff                   Lee Ann Hall

The EC Nominating Committee has selected two APHA members for consideration to fill the APHA Executive Committee Sixth Member spot in 2018. Melanie Cox-Dayhuff of Indiana and Lee Ann Hall of Australia will be considered by the APHA Board of Directors for the position; voting takes place at the 2018 APHA Convention, March 2–5 in Irving, Texas.

About Melanie

Melanie Cox-Dayhuff of Knightstown, Indiana, has been involved with APHA since her childhood. An APHA member for more than 30 years, Melanie grew up showing in APHA as a Youth and Amateur, amassing three world championship titles and four reserve world championships. She’s been involved in the breeding side of APHA too, as her family has stood two APHA Breeders’ Trust subscribed stallions, including leading sire Hes Got The Assets.

Melanie, who works as a sales training and effectiveness manager for Roche Diabetes Care, Inc., has been an APHA national director from Indiana since 2010. She’s served on a number of committees and task forces, including five years as chairman of the Amateur Committee. Involved with the Indiana Paint Horse Club, Melanie has served as vice president, chair of the club’s Amateur committee and show manager.

About Lee Ann

Lee Ann Hall of Kilkivan, Australia, has been involved with Paint Horses for more than 20 years and is a lifetime APHA member. Lee Ann and her husband, Jeffrey, focus on producing Paint Horses, utilizing both on-farm APHA-registered horses as well as frozen semen imported from the United States and Europe. The couple has won more than 70 national or national futurity championships with their Paints.

In addition to running a successful transport company for more than 20 years and an equine reproduction operation, Lee Ann formerly headed up the Paint Horse Association of Australia, serving as an employee for 10 years. She’s served as an APHA National Director for Area 50 for 11 years, and volunteered as coach of the Australian Youth World Games team for four years. A judge, Lee Ann has served as ring steward at the APHA World Show for seven years.

The APHA Board of Directors will elect the APHA Executive Committee March 5 at the APHA Convention, taking place in Fort Worth, Texas.

There’s still time…

Marked for Greatness”   Leadership Exchange

You’re invited — make your plans now to attend.  

A New Message from Rick Rigsby—Want a healthy club?  Be more accountable.

When: November 3, 2017, 8 am – 5 pm
Where: APHA International Headquarters
Lodging: click here for Hilton Garden Inn (ask for APHA rate)
Rate: $95 special room rate available for November 2 & 3
Let us know you’re coming, click here.
Click here to see Dr. Rick Rigsby doing what he does best
Transportation will be provided from the hotel to APHA office. The nearest airport is Dallas/Fort Worth International.
This will be a face-to-face day of food, fun and learning. Also, take in some shopping while you’re here.  The General Store will be open and stocked full of APHA branded products.
Beginning the day on Friday we’ll hear from Dr. Rick Rigsby with his never heard before presentation on Accountability.  As some of you may know Dr. Rigsby is intelligent, funny and brings power to his presentations.  You won’t want to miss his enlightening account of “sustaining accountability through momentum”.
The second half of the day will be spent with APHA staff members. Enjoy a presentation on the Breeders’ Trust program, Registration, Performance Awards, Horse IQ and the 4 Secrets to a Great Show. You’ll be able to visit the APHA departments and ask questions. We hope everyone will attend and take back valuable information to your area as a Leader of APHA.

APHA Regional Clubs 

Please make sure your club is meeting the requirements of the APHA Rule Book, Article IX.  If your club elects officers before the end of 2017,  you must submit your club’s new officers by January 1, 2018.  If your club does not elect officers until after the beginning of 2018 you must still submit your club’s current officers by January 1st and again after your elections have been held.  We publish club officers for use by members to contact you for club memberships, meeting information and show schedules.  Your club officers must be submitted to APHA electronically for easy dispersal to all APHA members. Please use this electronic form for submitting your club officers.  

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Farnam Stakes enrollment deadline approaching
2017 World Show memorial awards honor outstanding performers
$5 million sire Judys Lineage dies
Modified APHA World Show qualifying requirements expands participation possibilities for 2018
Paint Horse exhibitors shatter horse, entry and payout numbers during the 2017 World Show’s September debut
2017 High-Point Ranch Horse award standings updated
APHA Top Pro Exhibitor list gives professional trainers well-earned bragging rights
Second Breeders’ Trust Stallion Subscription payment due by November 30

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

Marked for Greatness” video presentations

See you down the trail.

November 23 & 24
APHA Office closed for Thanksgiving

2018 APHA Convention

Date: March 2-5, 2018
Where: DFW Marriott North, Irving, Texas

Make your room reservations now!

APHA’s Mission Statement

We inspire, nurture, promote and provide meaningful experiences to generations interested in preserving the versatile Paint Horse.

Show Management Corner

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Show Calendar Shift for 2018
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1 Minute Video Tips for Producing the Best Paint Show Possible

1st edition – Youth World Championship Paint Horse Show
2nd edition – produce the best paint show possible
3rd edition – one judge shows with clinics
4th edition – pay attention to details at your show
5th edition – great judges make great shows
6th edition – make your Show Fun
7th edition – be prepared, know the rules 
8th edition – taking care of the details
9th edition – scribes

APHA Executive Director

Billy Smith

(office) 817/222-6401

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