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APHA Marks Major Social Media Milestone

Just months after reaching a major social media milestone, APHA’s online fan family has doubled in size.

On February 28, APHA’s official Facebook page surpassed 200,000 likes, connecting fans to the colorful breed they love. This milestone comes just nine months after the association celebrated 100,000 fans.

200k-500-x-500-finalTo commemorate, APHA’s social media team asked fans to share why they love their APHA membership—20 early bird responders received a special gift, and four randomly selected winners received $50 gift certificates to the APHA General Store. Gift certificate winners were: Lynette Norman, Becky Cummings, Susan Ricci Herbstrith and Beck Warren.

With tons of great programs designed for Paint Horse fans, now’s a great time to become an APHA member—whether or not you own an American Paint Horse. Visit join.apha.com to join or extend your membership today. APHA’s Facebook fans share some of their top reasons below:

“I’ve been an APHA member most of my life, and I love it because the people become family and the horses are, by far, the best in the world! I’ll never give up my spots!”
—Traci M.

“I love that I’m able to show in the cattle events and have a great time. APHA is a great way to spend time with my daughter doing something we love.”
—Lynette N.

“APHA gives me the chance to earn points and prizes while going out and having fun with my horse; I can log hours on my while out on the trail through Ride America or get gussied up and strut our stuff at shows. Plus, I’ve met many new friends who share my love of horses.”
—Leesha D.

“I have been a member for a couple of years, and I have always felt welcomed and accepted. The best part of my APHA membership is that I’m part of a group that loves Paints as much as I do.”
—Karla A.

“I love being an APHA member because every time I receive an email, an update on Facebook or the Paint Horse Journal, I’m reminded of why I love my Paints! Their will to try is amazing, and they all have gigantic hearts of gold. I’m so proud of my Paints, which means I’m a very proud APHA member.”
—Tara V.

APHA’s Facebook represents the breed and its members to the online community—encouraging Paint enthusiasts around the world to learn about the breed, share their experiences and join the APHA family. Join in the conversation by liking Official American Paint Horse Association on Facebook today!