LeaderCare 57


April 6, 2018


Regional Club financial statements due to APHA by May 1.

Hall of Fame photos available


 APHA Hall of Fame owner Floyd Moore passes

Lifelong horseman and longtime Paint Horse breeder Floyd Moore of Huntsville, Texas, died April 3 following complications from a long illness. APHA sends its condolences to Floyd’s family, friends and acquaintances.

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APHA newest World Show Sponsor Bob’s Custom Saddles

APHA is pleased to welcome Bob’s Custom Saddles as its newest world show sponsor for 2018. Along with providing awards for the APHA Youth and Open/Amateur World Championship Shows, Bob’s will also provide 10 year-end winners with custom saddles as APHA’s year-end award saddle sponsor.

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2018 APHA reining buckle incentive program

Reiners who prefer their rides to have some extra chrome get the chance to take home some extra hardware at select events—APHA’s popular reining buckle incentive program is back for 2018, earmarked for five select National Reining Horse Association events across the United States.

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New classes added to Paint World lineup

Ride a punchy Paint? It’s time to saddle up and start getting ready for September! A slew of new ranch horse classes are now on the books for the 2018 APHA World Championship Show, which takes place September 17–30 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Judge emeritus Gary Gordon passes

Longtime APHA member, judge emeritus and former national director Gary Gordon of Argyle, Texas, died March 27 following an extended hospital stay. APHA sends condolences to the Gordon family and all in the Paint Horse family and greater horse community who knew him.

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Western pleasure jogs into APHA HorseIQ

One of APHA’s most popular disciplines, Western pleasure is the newest addition to the educational lineup on HorseIQ, APHA’s innovative online learning platform.

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Meet APHA President Dr. Craig Wood

Taking charge of the herd in 2018 as APHA President, Dr. Craig Wood of Owenton, Kentucky, has a lifetime of horse experience to guide his year of leadership.
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APHA Past President Colin Beals passes

APHA is saddened to learn that Past President Colin Beals of Laveen, Arizona, died March 26; our condolences go out to the Beals family and the entire Paint Horse community.

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 So You’re A Board Member…

What does that actually mean anyway?


May 1

APHF Therapeutic Riding instructor scholarship applications due

May 15

AjPHA Youth World Show Pre-Entry Deadline

Distinguished Service Award nominations due


In this section of LeaderCare, we will be updating you weekly on what is going on with our relocation to the Stockyards Historic District.
Want to know what if going on in the Fort Worth Stockyards 24/7. Check out this live cam located at https://www.webcamtaxi.com/en/usa/texas/fort-worth-stockyards.html. Perched on roof of the Cowtown Coliseum, the  live cam faces south and the Horse & Mule Barns. APHA’s new office will be toward the back of the West Mule Barn, located in the center of the cam image. If you watch the feed at 11:30 am and 4:00 pm CST, you will be able to view the Fort Worth Herd’s twice-daily cattle drive. Once construction begins on APHA’s new office, a web cam will be installed so you can see the building come to life.


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

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