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APHA mourns the loss of Past President John Corbin

APHA Past President John Corbin of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died February 6, 2023.

John grew up in Southern Indiana, where his family had both working and riding horses. He graduated from Purdue University in 1969 with a degree in agricultural economics, but John’s professional career took wing with stints in the U.S. Air Force and later work as a commercial pilot. His family, including wife Joanne and daughters Cheryl, Mindy and Kathy moved around the country but settled in Temecula, California, and later moved to Colorado. By way of his daughters, John became a horse owner once again and jumped back into the worlds of 4-H and APHA.

Volunteering at Paint Horse club shows led to greater APHA involvement, including serving as a state director for APHA before being tapped for a spot on the executive board. He took the reins as president in 2009. John was especially passionate about the family and Youth aspects of APHA, and credited APHA involvement and Paints for the bond his family shared.

APHA sends condolences to John’s family, friends and acquaintances.


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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.