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APHF welcomes new members to its 2017 Board of Directors

The American Paint Horse Foundation, the non-profit arm of the American Paint Horse Association that focuses on the higher education of youth and the preservation of APHA’s heritage, is honored to introduce two new members selected to serve on the APHF Board of Directors. The new board members were installed February 28; their initial three-year terms will expire in 2020.

Mike Holloway

Mike Holloway, an APHA lifetime member, was born and raised in Jackson Mississippi. Along with wife Colleen, Mike has been breeding, showing and raising Honor Roll and world champion Paint Horses for almost 30 years. The couple current lives on an active farm in Brandon, Mississippi, but also have ventures with other farms in Ooltewah, Tennessee, and Peculiar, Missouri. Some of the most recognizable horses in our industry were raised on their farm in Brandon, including Ima Gallant Jet, Ima Hugable Jet and Hugable Dixon.

Mike believes in giving back to the horse industry. He currently serves on several committees for APHA and served as youth director and past president of the Mississippi Paint Horse Club. Mike has logged more than 40 years of employment with a large regional bank where he has gained vast technical and financial knowledge in that ever-changing industry..

Jennifer Sheriff

Jennifer started her APHA show career at age 4 and hasn’t stopped yet. She has won numerous APHA world titles both in halter and performance, and she currently manages the well-known Sheriff Stock Farm in Sheffield, Iowa, a family Paint and Quarter horse breeding and show business. She is currently serving as chairman of the APHA Breed Integrity Committee; in the past, she has served on the boards of the Iowa Paint Horse Club and the Iowa Quarter Horse Association. Recently her interest has been managing horse shows and developing futurities such as the Elite Halter Futurity, held at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, and the Solid Gold Halter Futurity. Jennifer is excited to provide support, ideas and fundraising capabilities to the American Paint Horse Foundation.

“I am so excited about the fresh ideas and horse industry experience Mike and Jennifer bring to the board,” APHF President Tom Crowley said. “As our Board embarks upon a $5 million capital campaign to support APHA’s move to the Fort Worth Stockyards in 2018, their service will be key to its success.”

The pair join APHF’s existing board members: President Tom Crowley of Kellogg, Minnesota; Capital Campaign Chair Marylyn Caliendo of Pilot Point, Texas; Ramona Caldwell of Whitesboro, Texas; Kelly Boles Chapman of Bellevue, Michigan; Suzonne Franks of Cisco, Texas; Past President Jackie Mellon of Navasota, Texas; Robin Robinett of Brazil, Indiana; and Dr. Maurice Wilkinson of Shiner, Texas.

For more information or to give a gift, visit apha.com/foundation or contact APHF Director Laura Jesberg at (817) 222-6412 or ljesberg@apha.com.


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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. Its mission is to inspire, nurture, promote and provide meaningful experiences to generations interested in preserving the versatile Paint Horse