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2024 Chrome APHA Member Model Search winners named

The Chrome APHA Member Model Search always showcases how APHA members are just as unique as their Paint Horses, and this year was no exception. Congratulations to 2024 grand-prize winners Carol Clouse and Bailey Nachtigal, who will star in the Chrome 2024 Winter Fashion Issue.

Carol Clouse

From her small farm in Christiana, Tennessee, Carol (right) is not afraid of putting in hard work. The horsewoman recently returned to horse-life, and she enjoys working on her farm, going to the gym and riding her horses. Previously, Carol owned an insurance agency and was a professional American Kennel Club show dog handler.

“Life has twists and turns, and I wasn’t able to get back into showing for 35 years,” Carol said. “I’m so thankful to be back living my dream with my five horses.”

Carol says she is honored to represent the APHA community as an ambassador and Chrome model.

Bailey Nachtigal

A chiropractor for humans and horses, Bailey (left) has been competing in rodeos since age 3. Bailey and her family have raised registered APHA horses for 30 years, and she knows the value of quality horses with chrome. During high school and college, Bailey found success with her horses in barrel racing, breakaway roping, goat tying and team roping. Her passion for the Western way of life led her to become Miss Rodeo Washington in 2023. Bailey is from Davenport, Washington.

“Being selected as an ambassador for the breed that raised me, and a Chrome model, is an honor,” Bailey said.

Selecting the Chrome APHA Member Model Search Winners

This year’s contest yielded 57 applicants. The Chrome staff narrowed down the list to the Top 10 finalists, and public voting selected the two grand-prize winners—3,646 votes were cast. Chrome and APHA congratulate all of the contestants and finalists.

Chrome magazine is mailed out to all APHA members in the U.S. and Canada, and available digitally to members worldwide. Make sure your APHA membership is current to ensure you receive this special issue.


–Compiled by Alison Chaney


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