Those involved with Paint Horses know involvement in the breed pays dividends, and thanks to the association’s innovative Gist Affiliate Awards program, it literally can pay cash to regional clubs. Three APHA regional clubs were honored as part of the program in front of a packed house February 26 at the 2016 APHA Convention, where they received substantial cash prizes courtesy of Gist Silversmiths.
As part of this program, Gist Silversmiths provides a total of $5,000 in product gift certificates to regional clubs. All APHA regional clubs are eligible for one free entry via postcard, and clubs earn additional “entries” for the drawing by taking advantage of Gist’s award discount program—in addition to substantial discounts on Gist retail merchandise perfect for club and show awards, club can earn an additional entry for each $1,000 spent through Gist.
Winners of the randomly selected drawing for 2015 are:
- 1st Place: Garden State Paint Horse Club—$2,500
- 2nd Place: Mississippi Paint Horse Club—$1,500
- 3rd Place: Paint Horse Club Germany—$1,000
“This is so awesome—it brought tears to my eyes,” a Mississippi Paint Horse Club representative said. “We small clubs struggle so much; this is greatly appreciated.”
For 2016, Gist has decided to offer a new program in place of the Gist Affiliate Awards program—watch apha.com for more details coming soon.
To learn more about all APHA offers regional clubs, contact Julie Haney at email@example.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. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.