Throughout the 2017 APHA Convention, which took place in late February, APHA members had opportunities to donate to the American Paint Horse Foundation’s Capital Campaign supporting the association’s move to the historic Fort Worth Stockyards in 2018. Members and guests could donate to a raffle featuring two custom hat boxes and one custom saddle courtesy of Elite Custom Saddles, as well as charitable giving opportunities during the APHA Hall of Fame & Awards Banquet.
Members opened their hearts and wallets to the tune of more than $66,000 to support three initiatives: the restoration and relocation of the “Legacy of Color” bronze statues, development of a Hall of Fame & Educational Outreach Center and the completion of the AjPHA Youth World Show scholarship endowment. This was a 215% increase over gifts from the 2016 APHA Convention.
“Our members really stepped up to support our capital campaign,” APHF Director Laura Jesberg said. “They certainly share our vision of the amazing potential the move to the Stockyards brings to the association.”
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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’s mission is to inspire, nurture, promote and provide meaningful experiences to generations interested in preserving the versatile Paint Horse.
About the American Paint Horse Foundation
The American Paint Horse Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Paint Horse Association. Its mission statement supports higher of education and heritage. For more information, visit apha.com/foundation.