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Six added to APHA judges list following annual applicant exam

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May 15, 2013

FORT WORTH—Six names were added to the list of approved American Paint Horse Association (APHA) judges following the organization’s annual applicant exam, which was held April 29 – May 1 at Cinder Lakes Ranch in Gainesville, Texas.

Nine judge applicants evaluated 14 live classes before returning to a classroom setting to judge nine filmed classes. Next, applicants were tested on APHA rules during a closed book test and finished the process with individual interviews before the Judges Committee.

APHA welcomes the following new judges:

  • Abby Cosenza—Scottsdale, Arizona       (other cards: AQHA, NRHA, USEF)
  • Melissa Hargett Dukes—Weatherford, Texas       (other cards: AQHA)
  • Elizabeth Haynes—Morriston, Florida       (other cards: AQHA, NSBA)
  • Keith Miller—Reidsville, North Carolina
  • Kim Myers—Felton, Pennsylvania       (other cards: AQHA, NRHA, NSBA, USEF)
  • Tom Robertson—Saline, Michigan       (other cards: AQHA, WCHA)

“I’m very excited about the 2013 APHA judges,” said APHA Director of Judges David Dellin. “They are a very talented class and worked very hard to achieve this accomplishment. We look forward to each of them being a representative of the APHA.”

A complete list of APHA-approved judges is available online at https://www.apha.com/association/judges.



About the American Paint Horse Association
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is the world’s second largest equine breed association. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, it celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. In fulfillment of its global mission to collect, record and preserve pedigrees of the breed, APHA recognizes and supports 111 regional and international clubs, produces championship shows, sponsors trail rides and creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses. APHA has registered more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded, and now serves more than 55,000 active youth and adult members around the world. For more information about the American Paint Horse Association, visit apha.com or connect with Paint Horse fans globally at facebook.com/americanpainthorse or on Twitter @APHANews and @WorldShow.