Outstanding horsemen and -women, united in their love for remarkable and talented horses, are the foundation upon which the American Paint Horse Association grows. It is through their labors—to improve the breed, smash records and strive for greatness—that the Paint Horse is a colorful leader throughout the global horse community.
To be inducted into the APHA Hall of Fame requires a lifetime of achievement and a legacy that has impacted the association and the breed. Without fail, inductees worked in their own ways to champion the Paint Horse and made a lasting impact for future generations. These individuals and the earlier classes will be honored in the APHA Hall of Fame and Educational Outreach Center located in association’s new office in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
The inductees of the 2018 APHA Hall of Fame class have been announced. They are:
Horsemen and -Women:
Jim & Judy Schehen, Bend, Oregon
Jean & the late Dale Fell, Franktown, Colorado
MaryAnn & the late Floyd Moore, Huntsville, Texas
Q T Poco Streke #186,365
Judys Lineage #174,647
Like A Diamond #235,578
“It is our responsibility as APHA members to remember the past and honor those who have made today’s APHA possible,” Executive Director Billy Smith said. “The honorees of the 2018 Hall of Fame class have had significant impact on APHA.”
Introduced in 2012, the Hall of Fame and its selection committee is carrying on the tradition of commemorating the breed’s colorful history with each class of legendary horses and horsemen. The 2018 Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on March 2, 2019, during the 2019 APHA Convention at the Marriott DFW South in Fort Worth, Texas. Each inductee will receive an official APHA Hall of Fame Paint Horse statue designed by artist Clay Gant of Cowboy Bronze.
For more information about attending the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, contact Theresa Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. Profiles of the Hall of Fame inductees will be featured in an early 2019 issue of Paint Horse Journal.
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The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.