2024 APHA Hall of Fame
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2024 APHA Hall of Fame inductees announced

The newest class of APHA Hall of Fame inductees have been selected; they will be honored June 27, 2024, in Fort Worth, Texas, as part of the APHA Hall of Fame & Awards Celebration. Inductees are:

2024 APHA Hall of Fame Inductees

  • All Time Fancy—APHA’s Lifetime Leading Sire, this 1998 bay overo stallion elevated the Paint hunt-seat market and stamped his progeny with the same looks and talent. He was owned by Peggy Knaus of Tuttle, Oklahoma.
  • Fawago King—An APHA Champion, this 1971 sorrel overo stallion was best known as a prolific sire of all-around performers. He was owned by Donald and Carolyn Croghan of Schuyler, Nebraska.
  • Linda Gordon—A successful exhibitor and breeder, Gordon’s name is synonymous with champion halter horses. Founder of Fossil Gate Farms in Argyle, Texas, she helped impact the modern halter horse and always promoted Paints and APHA.
  • R.B. Shield—A cattle broker turned horseman, Shield evolved into one of APHA’s leading breeders and most well-known influencers. Shield Paint Horses in Saginaw, Texas, was a family affair and they quickly became known as a producer of top Paint champions.
  • Earnest Wilson—An exhibitor, trainer, judge and volunteer from Tolar, Texas, Wilson helped instill a love of horses and horsemanship in legions of youth and was at the forefront in developing APHA ranch and performance-horse opportunities.


2024 APHA Hall of Fame & Awards Celebration

June 27, 2024
Round Up Inn, Will Rogers Memorial Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Save the date—tickets will be available soon!

Details: Email Jennifer Crites at jcrites@apha.com

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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 in 1962. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.