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Eight new Markel APHA Professional Horsemen join the APHA family

APHA is excited to welcome eight new members into the Markel APHA Professional Horsemen program. These horsemen and –women have proven they’ve got what it takes to represent APHA and have pledged to be honest, ethical and trustworthy.

Next time you’re in the market for a trainer, make sure they have the APHA stamp of approval and choose a Markel APHA Professional Horsemen. Find one in your area with our interactive map.  Any APHA professional in good standing may apply to become a Markel APHA Professional Horsemen; applications and references are reviewed by the APHA Professional Horsemen’s Committee. For more information on becoming a Markel APHA Professional Horseman, visit apha.com/programs/profhorsemen.

“We’re so proud to welcome these new faces to the ranks of our Markel APHA Professional Horsemen program,” APHA Director of Shows Amanda Cormack said. “Our Paint Horse community is thriving thanks to the hard work of our Professional Horsemen to educate and serve Paint lovers across the country and world.”

Congratulations to the new members:

  •  Dora Gocze, Denmark
  • Jacqueline Kennon, Texas
  • Nicole Gauthier, Canada
  • Dr. Craig Wood, Kentucky
  • Dr. Steven Cooper, Oklahoma
  • Jando Guerra (Alejandro), California
  • Brian Isbell, Georgia
  • Kayla McQuaig, California


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    About APHA

    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. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.