LeaderCare 73


January 3, 2019


Western National Championship announced

The inaugural APHA Western National Championship Show is scheduled for October 16–19 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The show will be managed by Southwest Show Management / Carolyn Dobbins. Carolyn Dobbins and her team manage the Goldmine Circuit, an all-breed show that couples with APHA-approved classes to help bridge the gap between open and breed association events. Carolyn’s team is also currently working with the Arizona Paint Horse Club. Carolyn was named 2016 APHA Professional Horsewoman of the Year.
In addition to the Western National Championship excitement, the Silver State Paint Horse Club has partnered with APHA to host a two-judge Youth/Amateur show on October 16, just prior to the start of the Western National Championship Show. 
Watch apha.com for further details on dates, schedules and entries.

Register now for the upcoming APHA Convention held March 1-3, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas

Don’t miss the Regional Club Advisory Committee Webinar on January 22nd at 7 pm CST

Chair Randall Roser and Vice Chair Sheri Grinstead will lead us in a discussion of all things Regional Club related.  Open question and answer session included. You won’t want to miss this lively discussion including Best Practices related to horse shows, club meetings, social events and your bylaws.
Open to all directors and standing committee members.  Together we’ll learn a lot!

Fort Worth Stockyards Update

Newly elected Regional Club Officers & Directors due to APHA January 1

If your club has not held it’s election for Officers and Directors as of January 1, you still need to send your current officers and directors to tbrown@apha.com along with your election date.

2019 APHA rule change proposals available for review

Official APHA 2019 Rule Book

Governance Task Force Report

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APHA Hall of Fame member Ralph Brunner dies

Longtime Paint promoter and APHA Hall of Fame inductee Ralph Brunner of Monroe, Wisconsin, died…
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APHA adds first international judges from Australia, New Caledonia

For the first time in APHA history, candidates from Australia and New Caledonia…
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Paint racing champions crowned for 2018

The 2018 racing season as filled with big wins and colorful memories as Paints dashed…
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Happy holidays from APHA

It’s a time to share with family and friends…
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2018 Paint Horse Championships successfully draw nearly 700 exhibitors at seven events

The 2018 APHA Paint Horse Championship Show series finish strong…
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Six selected for 2019 Judge Emeritus honors

APHA will honor the following Judge Emeritus Award recipients…
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Paint scores $283K payday at 2018 World Series of Team Roping

Chrome equals cash—at least it did for Courtney Myers and Scenic Jetalena at the 2018 World…
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Paint Horse Journal unveils a fresh look for 2019

Your go-to source for all things Paint Horses is getting an exciting makeover…
2019 Changes to the Paint Horse Journal FAQs
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New APHA National Championships announced for 2019

Competitors, mark your calendars: two prestigious events are slated to shake up…
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Special Director notes:

  • Exhibitors can show in both shows.
  • Points do count toward zone awards.
  • APHA will announce the Western National Championship as soon as we have an agreement in place.
  • No qualifying is necessary.
  • We have worked with club show managers to minimize the impact on club shows.
  • Points count towards Breeders’ Trust


December 24-25
APHA Office Closed for Christmas
December 31
Third Weanling Registration Deadline (Yearling fee is higher)
Breeders’ Trust Foal Nomination
Breeders’ Futurity – Platinum Division Stallion Enrollment (for 2019 foals)
Breeders’ Futurity – Mare Nomination (for 2019 foals)

In this section of LeaderCare, we will be updating you weekly on what is going on with our relocation to the Stockyards Historic District.  Construction has started.  
Check out this live cam.
Promote your barn, your legacy or your horse in other words “Put Your Name On It”.  By doing so you will be memorializing yourself in the history of APHA. APHA’s new offices will be in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.  There APHA will be seen and visited by millions of tourists each year.  APHA is dedicated to provide a totally western experience within our new offices which will compliment those who have chosen to be a part of the building displays and architecture.  Here is one way of having your family, horse or ranch memorized at the new APHA headquarters.  Read more …And did you know you can give a gift each month to the Capital Campaign and simply have it billed to your credit card? We’ll handle all the paperwork and send you a receipt when each gift is made or tally it for you at the end of the year. Just contact Billy Smith or send an email to foundation@apha.com and we’ll get it set up monthly, quarterly, or bi-annually.

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Standing Committee meeting minutes
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Board of Directors’ meeting minutes
2018 APHA Strategic Plan
APHA Financial Strength
Tips on Chairing Your APHA Committee
Marked for Greatness” video presentations


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

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