By Brooke Chevalier
More deserving Youth will be on the road to making their dreams come true thanks to the efforts of the American Paint Horse Foundation at this year’s APHA World Championship Show in Fort Worth, Texas. All in all, more than $35,000 was raised to further one of the foundation’s greatest missions—funding Youth scholarships.
The foundation, APHA’s charitable arm, hosted the Youth, Amateur & Foundation Celebration June 29 and the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on July 1.
The June 29 celebration featured free dinner and drinks for guests, and honored outstanding Youth and Amateurs for their year-end achievements. Nearly 100 items were offered in the foundation’s coinciding online auction, which raised over $34,000 for APHA’s Youth scholarship program and concluded at the end of the event. Special thanks goes to Paul and Marylyn Caliendo for their generous support of the event.
APHA’s premier Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was also hosted by the foundation during the World Show, where it bestowed the association’s highest honors to deserving pillars of the Paint Horse community. The sold-out celebration took place at Whiskey Ranch, just minutes from the Will Rogers facility in Fort Worth. Attendees enjoyed dinner, great music and dancing, a “wine spin” game (proceeds benefiting APHA’s Youth scholarship program), ice cream on the patio and a festive evening at a fantastic venue.
Two Apple iPad Pros were also raffled off during the World Show. Proceeds from the raffles totaled $1,220 and benefited the foundation’s general fund.
Learn More: apha.com/foundation
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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.