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APHA welcomes Casey West to the Executive Committee

Convening on March 2 at the 2015 APHA Convention in Fort Worth, Texas, the association’s Board of Directors elected Casey West to the APHA Executive Committee as its Sixth Committee Member.

Hailing from Abilene, Kansas, Casey developed his love of Paint Horses as a Youth competitor. After years of involvement in the show pen and in leadership, Casey became a national director in 2010. He has served on the General Show & Contest and Judges committees.

A leader at the regional level, Casey helped to build the World Wide Paint Horse Congress into highly successful annual event. He also currently serves on the board of the Kansas Horse Council.

“To accomplish success and promote longevity, you must be able to work together as a team and most certainly as a cohesive body,” Casey said. “Our leaders have made the tough decisions and necessary spending reductions to get APHA back on a financially responsible track; now is the time to focus on our growth, and I’m ready to be a contributor to this team.

“I look forward to serving you on the Executive Committee as we work together to ensure the American Paint Horse Association continues to be progressive and prosperous for our children and our children’s children for many years to come.”

With the addition of Casey, the Executive Committee now stands as follows:

  • President: Ron Shelly, Georgetown, Texas
  • President-Elect: Susie Shaw, Parsons, Tennessee
  • Vice President: George Ready, Hernando, Mississippi
  • Senior Committee Member: Dr. Craig Wood, Owenton, Kentucky
  • Fifth Committee Member: Mike Short, Guthrie, Oklahoma
  • Sixth Committee Member: Casey West, Abilene, Kansas
  • Immediate Past President: Mary Parrott, Ruston, Louisiana

To learn more about APHA President Ron Shelly, check out the article in the Paint Horse Journal’s March issue for free online.

When nominated, Casey spoke to the APHA membership about his past and his goals for the association:


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About APHA

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 creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.