Leadercare 5.19.21

APH Foundation welcomes new board members

Five new members were named to the American Paint Horse Foundation to serve a three-year term. Amy Novacek, Amanda Palmer, Dr. Craig Wood, Megan Brown and Pat Newman were named to replace board members whose terms had expired. The Foundation board consists of up to 15 members and is chaired by Laurie Roden of Cave Creek, AZ.

Amy Novacek of Joshua, Texas, is a longtime APHA exhibitor. She and her husband, Jay, have a long history of philanthropic efforts with disadvantaged youth and advocating for wounded military members. Amy is always looking for ways to help others.

Dr. Craig Wood of Owenton, Kentucky, is a two-time APHA President. Dr. Wood is a member of the University of Kentucky faculty and has served and chaired on many APHA committees and task forces. Craig has more than 35 years of experience in the horse industry and has worked as a State Director since 2008. 

Amanda Palmer of Floral City, Florida, has been a longtime show manager and exhibitor. She has been a member of APHA since 2006 and has been showing since 2007. She is actively involved with the Florida Paint Horse Club and has been a State Director since 2017.

Megan Brown of Alexandria, Virginia, began showing Paints as a youth at age 15. She continues to show in Amateur events. She has served on several committees and task forces and has been a State Director since 2016. Megan has a long career in historic preservation and has assisted many non-profit boards across the country.

Pat Newman of Springfield, Illinois, has been a life member since 1978. He served on the APHA Executive Committee and served as President in 1999. He has served as chair or vice-chair on several committees and has been a State Director since 1985. Pat has over 40 years experience in construction management and has experience in funds management, regulations, legal, banking and profitability. 


2021 APH Foundation Board Members

Laurie Roden (President) – laurie@roden.com

Marylyn Caliendo (VP & Capital Campaign Chair) – uniquecorral@aol.com

Kelly Boles-Chapman – kboles-chapman@apha.com

Ann Jones – jonescuttinghorses@yahoo.com

Jennifer Sheriff – sheriffstockfarm@aol.com

Mike Holloway – mholloway99@gmail.com

Meredith Landy – meredithlandy@yahoo.com

Amanda Palmer – acpalmer@tampabay.rr.com

Amy Novacek – amynovacek@yahoo.com

Dr. Craig Wood – chorse.wood@gmail.com

Megan Brown – elskybar@gmail.com

Pat Newman – atapha99@gmail.com


APHF Hall of Fame Induction,

Awards and World Show Party

6pm – 10pm on Friday, July 1 at the TX Whiskey Ranch

Please join us in recognizing and celebrating the 2021 APHF Hall of Fame Inductees

Dick Sell     *     John & Anita Hertner     *     Wanda West

Durn Scooter     *     Ima Gallant Jet     *     RH Imprinted     *     Shes Doolins Nikita

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2022 APHF Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Congratulations to

Cliff & Martha Johnson     *      Kenny & Pauli Crull

APHA Sponsors awards at 2021 NCEA Championship

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2021 APHA World Championship Show

Premium Book and Forms

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Special Recognition to Intermediate Exhibitors

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Youth, Amateur and Foundation Celebration

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 7:00pm

Outside across from the Burnett Tandy Building

Awards Presentation to the Youth & Amateur

APH Foundation Silent Auction

Wine Spin

Food & Drinks

Free Admission

Fun for All

Cash for the Flash

Introducing the Tobiano Incentive Bonus

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Breeders’ Trust Pleasure Stakes

Modification Announced for 2022

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APHA Show Permit Task Force Formed

Task Force Charge

The Show Permit task force was established by the APHA Board of Directors to investigate the possibilities of creating a show permit that would allow horses that otherwise would not qualify to show in APHA Regular Registry classes to participate under certain circumstances. A representative of the task force will meet with the APHA BoD each month to discuss the task force’s progress between now and when the final report is delivered no later than August 1, 2021.
The task force will deliver to the Board of Directors a report that will:

  • Assess the viability and impact of a show permit on the entire Paint Horse breed, including both show and non-show communities.
  • Identify what horses and under what circumstances horses may earn a show permit.
  • Assess other ways, if any, to widen the participating tent for horses into APHA-approved shows.
  • Estimate consequences of creating a show permit system.
  • Investigate and report on show rule modifications that would eliminate the need to create a permit system.

The following APHA members have been appointed to this task force:

  • Kelley Wainscott, Chair
  • Shelley Donovan
  • Morgan Ilic
  • Garth Gooding
  • Lori Hanson

Dates to Remember

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