LeaderCare 79


April 16, 2019


EC Leadership Development Nominating Committee selected. If you are interested in running for the APHA Executive Committee please act now.

APHA President Mike Short has named Susie Shaw of Parson, Tennessee chairman of the 2019 nominating committee for Executive Committee members, 731/614-2432, shawppf@gmail.com. Also named to the committee were vice-chair, Brandon Severin, Hubbard, 206/359-1652, brandon. brandon.severin@kroger.com, Oregon; Richard Cox, Knightstown, Indiana, 765/345-2404, rlcox1010@gmail.com; Linda Fick, West Grove, Pennsylvania, 302/743-6245, fickfamily215@aol.com; Carrie Gulling, Altoona, Iowa, 515/491-1314, crgulling@aol.com; Karen Kennedy, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 479/414-6965, kpaintacre@aol.com; Jennifer Sheriff, Sheffield, Iowa, 641/892- 4488, sheriffstockfarm@aol.com; Tim Snapp, New Carlisle, Ohio, 937/857-9538, tsnapper@yahoo.com; Travis Titlow, Lincoln, California, 916/204-9390, travis1125@yahoo.com; and Sue Woodson, Shreveport, Louisiana, 318/426-2859, jacsue512@aol.com. If you are interested in being considered for nomination, please contact any member of the nominating committee.

The nominee(s) selected by the committee will be published in the Paint Horse Journal at least 30 days prior to the associations’ annual Convention. Those individuals will be voted on at Convention February 28-March 1; Convention will take place at the Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, Texas.

Nominate outstanding APHA members for the Distinguished Service Award 

Deadline for nominations is May 15th.

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

APHA’s 2020 Convention, February 28-March 1, 2020, Fort Worth Stockyards!

2019 APHA Board of Directors

2019 Standing Committees

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 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



2019 AjPHA Youth Team Tournament entries due May 15

All APHA-affiliated associations or clubs are invited to sponsor a team to represent…
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Baker Family continues legacy of giving to APHA

The Baker Family of Bandera, Texas, recently donated an additional $100,000…
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2019 Northeast Paint Horse Championship scheduled for May in Virginia

APHA’s Paint Horse Championship program is back for 2019 and already approved for a few events this year…
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APHA cutting world championships move to summer show

Paint cutting enthusiasts have plenty of reasons to load up and hit the road for Fort Worth this summer!…
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Paint Barrel Racing Incentive Program 2018 champions honored

Accumulating the most total points in APHA’s Paint Barrel Racing Incentive Program…
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APHA and Interscholastic Equestrian Association announce alliance

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association and the American Paint Horse Association have joined…
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2019 AjPHA National Directors take office

Meet the amazing Youth elected to serve as AjPHA…
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Meet APHA President Mike Short in the March/April Paint Horse Journal

It only took one encounter with Paints to color Mike Short’s world. Since then, he’s experienced…
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2019 Regional Club Advisory Committee Webinar

Best Practices for Financial Management of your Club

So You’re A Board Member…


19   APHA Office Closed (Good Friday)
1  APHF Therapeutic Riding Instructor scholarship application due
15   AjPHA Youth World Shor Pre-Entry Deadline
15   Distinguished Service Award nominations due
20-21   Judge Applicant Exam
May 27   APHA Office Closed (Memorial Day)


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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