FORT WORTH, Texas – The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) announced today it has launched a new website for the Association’s Regional Paint Horse Clubs. The purpose of this website is to supply information to APHA Regional Clubs and Association leaders with a variety of useful information and resources. The Regional Club website can be found at http://clubs.apha.com or by clicking the link from the main apha.com website.
With a full array of information and services, this website is a valuable tool for established clubs as well as forming clubs. The Club Basics tab has information on how to apply for a Regional Club charter as well as important dates and deadlines. The Club Finder feature helps interested members get connected with their closest club and zone. The APHA Info tab is a hub of information regarding who to contact at APHA, how to change a rule, as well as other helpful information. A complete list of forms is also provided in PDF format under the Forms tab. APHA artwork is also available in PDF format under the Resources tab. Another feature that clubs will find useful is the Forums tab where members can discuss the ideas they have for fundraising, events and membership drives, as well as general discussion.
“The APHA is pleased to introduce this new website to our Regional Clubs. Supporting Regional Clubs has been identified as one of our top five priorities in the coming year,” said APHA Executive Director Lex Smurthwaite. “The development of this comprehensive website will show that APHA is making a strong commitment to give the Regional Clubs the tools that they need to be successful.”
About Regional Clubs
Regional Clubs are the backbone of the American Paint Horse Association’s grassroots marketing program for the breed. Since its inception in 1962, the Association has approved more than 115 Regional Clubs worldwide. Successful Regional Clubs are those that are well organized, have a clearly defined purpose and are dedicated to promoting the American Paint Horse.
More About APHA
Currently, American Paint Horses are being registered at APHA’s Fort Worth, Texas, headquarters at a rate of more than 30,000 horses each year. APHA has registered more than 981,000 horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded 48 years ago, and now serves approximately 76,000 active members around the world. APHA, a non-profit organization, prides itself on community involvement and educating the public about the beauty and talent of the breed. Among its many activities, APHA works to preserve bloodlines and maintain the outstanding characteristics of Paint Horses. For more information, visit the Association’s website at apha.com or call (817) 834-2742.