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March 17, 2020

As family,

We believe in the power of Paint Horses to bring people together, even if the current circumstances seem to want to keep us a part. Today, our Paint Horse family is facing one of the greatest challenges of our time—the coronavirus outbreak.
While our primary concern is the health and safety of our members and staff wherever they may be, please know that we are also doing everything we can to make it easy for show managers and judges to reschedule affected shows later in the year. To find out if an APHA show or special event is still on, canceled or rescheduled, check out our Calendar of Events which is updated nightly.
As of right now, all APHA-sponsored events—the Youth World Show, the Open & Amateur World Show, the Eastern & Western National Championship Shows—are still running as scheduled. Because of the challenge many exhibitors are finding to get qualified, we have eliminated qualifying for the 2020 Open & Amateur World Show.
In the meantime, we’re closely monitoring the situation and following the guidance of the Center for Disease Control and the City of Fort Worth, as well as the localities hosting the Eastern and Western events.
We promise to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments. We promise to walk down this path with you as partners, friends, and part of the Paint Horse family. You can help us do that by updating your email address with APHA and by keeping a close watch on APHA.com. Just send a message to memberservices@apha.com with your name, physical address, member ID number (if you know it), and the best email address to use.
Or, if you’ve previously unsubscribed to an email from APHA, go to our website and sign up again. Depending on how often you visit, a dialog box will appear that says, “Stay in the Loop.” If that does not automatically appear, scroll down to find the same prompt in the lower right of the homepage. Provide the best email to reach you, and you’re automatically re-enrolled. By doing this, you are giving us permission to send emails to you.
Let’s keep the lines of communication open. APHA is here to help, and we want you to get the most out of your membership in good times and challenging times like we face today. Questions? Email memberservices@apha.com. Even if APHA temporarily closes its physical office in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, we have the unique capability of creating a virtual office. So no matter where our staff is located we can still service the needs of our worldwide family.
We’re going to get through this difficult time together—as family.
Casey West
Billy Smith
Executive Director


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See you down the trail.

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