APHA is pleased to welcome Carly Peercy as the association’s new Director of Racing & PBRIP (Paint Barrel Racing Incentive Program). In this role, Carly will develop initiatives and direct the planning and implementation of activities that will grow the Paint racing program.
Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Carly is a first-generation cowgirl who, at the age of five, knew she wanted to ride horses. After years of cleaning stalls, she saved up enough money to purchase her own horse and hasn’t looked back.
Carly has participated in a variety of equestrian events and organizations including 4-H, Barrel Buddies, Little Buckaroos, Weber State College Rodeo Team and the National Reining Horse Association. In 2018, she accomplished a lifelong dream of winning Miss Rodeo Utah and went on to place in the Top 10 at Miss Rodeo America. Now residing in Weatherford, Texas, she trains barrel horses and gives riding lessons in her spare time.
Carly earned her bachelor’s degree from Weber State University in marketing with an emphasis in public relations.
“I am honored to be a part of the APHA team,” said Carly. “This position truly allows me to combine my business experience with my passion for horses, and I can’t wait to meet our Paint racing members at upcoming events.”
Dave Dellin, APHA Senior Director of Judges, Shows & Education, is excited to have Carly on board.
“Carly’s passion for barrels and racing is unparalleled. She will be a great addition to the APHA team.”
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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.