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19 new Markel APHA Professional Horsemen join the APHA family

APHA is excited to welcome 19 new members into the Markel APHA Professional Horsemen program. These horsemen and –women have proven they’ve got what it takes to represent APHA and have pledged to be honest, ethical and trustworthy.

Next time you’re in the market for a trainer, make sure they have the APHA stamp of approval and choose a Markel APHA Professional Horsemen. Find one in your area with our new interactive map.  Any APHA professional in good standing may apply to become a Markel APHA Professional Horsemen; applications and references are reviewed by the APHA Professional Horsemen’s Committee. For more information on becoming a Markel APHA Professional Horseman, visit apha.com/programs/profhorsemen.

“I’m very excited about the growth we are seeing in this program. These are great additions to an already impressive list of professionals working in our industry,” APHA Director of Judges Dave Dellin said.  “Make sure to look at our new online directory to find any professional help that you might need.”

Congratulations to the new members:

  • Clint Ainsworth, Lithonia, Georgia
  • Gigi Bailey, Maribel, Wisconsin
  • Adam D’Agostino, Lafayette, New York
  • Candace DesRochers, Belchertown, Massachusetts
  • Robin Frid, Denton, Texas
  • Jennifer Hancock, Dufur, Oregon
  • Jimmie Hardin, Aubrey, Texas
  • Erin Henderson, Albany, Oregon
  • Helga Hommel, Germany
  • Debra Jarvis, Kaufman, Texas
  • Christy Landwehr, Aurora, Colorado
  • Allen Mitchels, Michigan City, Indiana
  • Alisa Proefrock, New Albany, Ohio
  • Amanda Ringer, Lithonia, Georgia
  • Allan Schmidt Jr., Wilson, North Carolina
  • Mark Sheridan, Cave Creek, Arizona
  • Marion Troyer, Millersburg, Ohio
  • Bruce Walquist, Cleburne, Texas
  • Kendra Weis, Moberly, Missouri


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About APHA

The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.