Prestigious APHA National Shows Return in 2021
Eastern National Championships
World Equestrian Center
September 16 -19, 2021
Western National Championships
South Point Arena & Equestrian Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 7-10, 2021
Collegiate ranch competitors to vie for top hand honors
The Top-Hand Collegiate Ranch Competition, co-hosted by the American Paint Horse Association and Stock Horse of Texas, is set to crown champions in Fort Worth, Texas, October 2, 2021 during the Lone Star gathering at the Will Rogers Memorial Complex.
Team USA defends title in 2021 Youth World Games
Nominations open for
2022 Nominating and Leadership Development Committee
Open nominations for the 2022 APHA Nominating and Leadership Development Committee.
Qualified candidates should submit their interest in running for a committee position.
The open committee positions will be elected during the 2022 APHA Convention. Nomination submissions must be received in the APHA office no later than October 5, 2021. Provide a letter of intent, resume’ and biography summary to the committee liaison Jennifer Crites at email@example.com.
Additional nominations can be made by any APHA State Director by notifying the chairman of the Nominating Committee (Casey West at firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 60 days prior to the annual APHA Convention.
Criteria for eligibility
- Served as an APHA Director for at least 3 years and is a current member of the State Directors (formerly known as the Board of Directors)
- Served on an APHA Advisory Committee or Task force for at least 3 years
- APHA member in good standing (not under any form of APHA disciplinary action)
- Able to devote approximately 4 days (plus travel days), each year for meetings and must be available for conference calls as needed
- Willing to abide by and sign the Code of Conduct and maintain a high level of confidentiality
- Willing to recuse oneself from matters or votes that may present a conflict of interest
- Has 80% participation rating or higher on all Advisory or Task Force Committee assignments for the past 3 years
Article XIV-Nominating and Leadership Development Committee
Section 14.1 Composition:
The Nominating and Leadership Development Committee shall be composed of 9 voting members, with the Immediate Past President serving as Committee Chair. The President and President-elect shall serve as members of the committee with voting privileges. the 6 members at large will be elected by the State Directors in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors from time to time.
A. Nominating and Leadership Development Committee members cannot be Board of Director candidates.
B. A minimum of four members from the previous year’s Nominating and Leadership Development Committee shall remain on the Committee the following year.
C. No member of the Committee may serve more than three consecutive years.
D. Every reasonable effort shall be made to ensure the composition of the Committee reflects a geographic balance.
Section 14.2 Purpose:
The Nominating and Leadership development Committee shall present nominations for positions on the Board of Directors (with the exception of Officers) and the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee. Whenever possible, the Committee shall present a slate consisting of more candidates than there are open positions. the Board of Directors with the advice of the Committee shall from time to time develop and publish selection criteria as well as procedures to ensure that the pool of candidates meets those criteria and reflect as much as possible the diversity of the membership.
Hall of Fame
December 1, 2021
The second annual Cowgirl Gathering, coming up November 11-14, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas, announces its newest partnership with Platinum Performance, title sponsor of The Cowgirl Gathering Barrel Race.
APHA Staff Spotlight
Holly Slaughter Senior Director of APHA Events
No stranger to the equine breed association world, Holly joined the APHA team in 2006. She earned a bachelor of science degree in agribusiness management from Washington State University. She grew up showing Quarter Horses and other livestock and still enjoys attending and participating in equine and livestock events. She loves traveling and spending time with her family, friends and pets.
2021-2022 AjPHA Executive Committee Officers Announcement
Breeders’ Trust Pleasure Stakes modification announced for 2022
New Foundation Board Members for 2021
Special Recognition to Intermediate Exhibitors
Show Permit Task Force Formed
APHA Regional Championship Program Approved for 2021
2021-2022 AjPHA National Directors Elected
Now Accepting Time To Ride Applications
3 Paths to Regular Registry
21 Rules passed at 2021 APHA Convention
2021 Show Season Temporary Rules Suspension Announcement
2020 Stimulus Plan – Performance Eligibility Reminder
Enjoy a Host of Benefits with your 2021 APHA Membership
Dates to Remember
- August Calendar of Events
- 2021 PBRIP Calendar of Events
- September 16-19, 2021 – APHA Eastern National Championships
- September 27 – October 3, 2021 – The Lone Star Gathering
- October 7-10, 2021 – APHA Western National Championships
- October 8-10, 2021 – The Vaquero Gathering
- October 19, 2021 – Marked for Greatness Leadership Exchange – Show Manager Best Practices
- November 11, 2021 – Cowgirl Gathering Kickoff
- December 9, 2021 – Marked for Greatness Leadership Exchange – Breeders’ Trust
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 email@example.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.
See you down the trail,
APHA Executive Director