Six horses and two horsemen were recently named members of the 2016 Hall of Fame Class. These outstanding individuals have made significant contributions to the Paint Horse industry in their tenure as members and athletes. They include:
- Gregg Reisinger, Iowa
- The late Jerry Peddycoart, Alabama
- Chicka Mount #18,200
- Easter Sunrise #19,700
- Teddys Splash #43,964
- Barlink Macho Man # 68,174
- Easy Jet Too #73,644
- Dirty Rocki #164,793
“It is our responsibility as APHA members to remember the past and honor those who have made today’s APHA possible,” Executive Director Billy Smith said. “The honorees of the 2016 Hall of Fame class have had significant impact on APHA.”
Introduced in 2012, the Hall of Fame and its Selection Committee is carrying on the tradition of commemorating the breed’s colorful history with each class of legendary horses and horsemen. The 2016 Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place February 26, 2017, during the APHA Convention in Irving, Texas. Each inductee will receive an official APHA Hall of Fame Paint Horse statue designed by artist Clay Gant of Cowboy Bronze.
For more information about attending the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, contact Theresa Brown or call (817) 222-6403. Hall of Fame inductees will be featured in the February 2017 Paint Horse Journal.
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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.