LeaderCare 78


March 26, 2019


Calling All Youth

AjPHA is on the hunt for Youth National Directors* to serve for 2019-2020 term!
As of 3/13, we have not received any nominated Youth for AjPHA National Director seats from the following states/countries/provinces:
Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, Australia, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Florida, France, Israel, Italy, Kentucky, Lousiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Sweden, Switzerland, Wisconsin
*Youth must be a current AjPHA Member and be 17 or younger as of January 1, 2019 to apply. Interested youth can apply through their club/Junior club with the president or youth adviser using the Regional Club Nomination Form OR submit an Individual Director Nomination Form.
Questions? Contact Director of Youth Activities, Christine Gillett

2019 APHA Board of Directors

2019 Standing Committees published online

Top 20 shows of 2018 announced

Fort Worth Stockyards Update

Give the gift of a Commemorative Brick to someone you admire!                                                             

We currently have bricks purchased from the following Paint Horse Clubs, don’t get left out, purchase a brick to be placed in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards to represent the hard work and family camaraderie expressed through your club’s members.  Purchase today!

Ark-La-Tex PHC
Arkansas PHC
Gulf Coast PHC
Iowa PHC
Louisiana PHC
San Joaquin PHC
Southwest Washington PHC
Texas PHC
Washington State PHC

2019 APHA rule change proposals passed at Convention

Official APHA 2019 Rule Book

horseIQ is changing the equine education game, and it’s not just horsemen who are taking noteDon’t miss out on all the latest additions to the horseIQ library.

Bought a new horse? Transfer it online!

APHA is first stock-horse breed to offer online transfers of ownership



APHA Eastern National Championship draws strong entries in inaugural year

The inaugural APHA Eastern National Championship brought big smiles…
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APHA Eastern National Championship boasts big solid Paint-bred entries

Solid Paint-bred exhibitors are shining bright at the Eastern National Championships, held…
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Inaugural APHA Eastern National Championship draws big dreamers to Lexington, Virginia

Excitement buzzed in the crisp air as the inaugural Eastern National Championship kicked off …
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Four new performance rules in effect April 1, 2019

Four rules passed by the APHA Board of Directors at the 2019 APHA Convention on March 1-3…
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APHA/Markel Professional Horsemen expand to Australia

The American Paint Horse Association’s Professional Horsemen Committee recently accepted…
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Meet international APHA intern Ivana Pallister

APHA’s intern program attracts some of the brightest students in the horse community, many of whom…
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Paint Horse notables honored at 2019 Convention Hall of Fame Banquet

The APHA Hall of Fame banquet on March 2—taking place as part of the 2019 APHA Convention in Fort Worth, Texas
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David Lands joins the APHA Executive Committee

David Lands of Gloucester, Virginia, was elected to serve as a member of the APHA Executive Committee
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2019 Regional Club Advisory Committee Webinar

Best Practices for Financial Management of your Club

So You’re A Board Member…


1  Breeders’ Futurity – Mare Nomination (for 2019 foals) – 1st late fee
1  APHF Therapeutic Riding Instructor scholarship application 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.  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.

Leadership Code of Conduct
Standing Committee meeting minutes
Executive Committee meeting minutes
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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