APHA sponsor Markel extends partnership with APHA and the International Ranch Horse Association
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APHA sponsor Markel Insurance renews commitment to APHA & the International Ranch Horse Association

Longtime APHA corporate sponsor Markel Insurance renewed its commitment with the American Paint Horse Association through December 2025. The leading insurance company also expanded its allegiance by signing on as a sponsor for the International Ranch Horse Association, which is owned in part by APHA.

Markel is the official equine insurance provider of APHA. They will also headline as the presenting sponsor of the IRHA World Finals classes at the 2023 APHA/IRHA World Championship Show, taking place June 23-July 9 in Fort Worth, Texas, and at the IRHA Ranch Horse Futurity, taking place August 25-September 3 at the 100X Tulsa Reining Classic in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Learn more about the International Ranch Horse Association at apha.com/news/apha-daniel-patton-partner-to-expand-all-breed-ranch-horse-opportunities.

Markel is one of APHA’s longest-standing corporate partners, and the association appreciates the organization’s commitment to the equine community.

“The American Paint Horse Association and Markel have enjoyed a partnership that has been ongoing for over 25 years. In my mind, this speaks to the character and integrity of both organizations,” Markel’s Frank Costantini said. “The International Ranch Horse Association is an idea we are pleased to help promote. The working ranch horse is the backbone of the Western performance industry, and we at Markel are happy to do all that we can to support this new and exciting organization.”


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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.