By Julie Papaj
Following more than 8,100 votes cast, APHA members Riley Supertino and Carla Carfora are the grand-prize winners in the 2023 Chrome Model Search. They’ll star in the upcoming Chrome Winter Fashion Issue.
A member of APHA since 2011, Riley considers herself a life-long “horse girl” who strives to provides the best for her beloved Paint, “Tejas.” Riley says it’s both her passion and responsibility as an exhibitor to ensure the best physical care and the highest degree of love and respect for her horse, and she’s excited to share that philosophy with others.
All-American cowgirl and 2023 Miss Texas, Carla Carfora of Hempstead, Texas, grew up riding and showing Paints. Carla believes in leading by example. She is an ardent ambassador for what she calls the “Cowgirl Code.” Carla hopes to promote the same love of and admiration for individuality in ourselves as we do for our Paints. As she says, “just like our Paint Horses, we are all made beautifully one of a kind.”
About the Chrome Model Search
Launched in 2014, the Chrome APHA Member Model Search looks to our APHA family to find passionate and dynamic ambassadors to star in the magazine’s annual Winter Fashion Issue and photoshoot. Finalists are selected by the Chrome staff, and then public voting crowns two grand-prize winners. More than 8,100 votes were cast this year—the highest participation ever.
Chrome magazine is the official magazine of Mule Alley in the Fort Worth Stockyards. It is published by the American Paint Horse Association and distributed to all APHA members and to Western enthusiasts throughout the Fort Worth Stockyards.
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