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Equestrian community leaders discuss the future at 2022 APHA Convention

APHA state directors and members will join panelists representing the broader horse association community to discuss the current and future state of the equestrian community. This unique symposium will also offer Convention attendees the opportunity to quiz symposium speakers in a unique panel format.

Horse Community Symposium

Saturday, February 26, approximately 2-5 p.m.
Legacy Hall, Hotel Drover
Fort Worth Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas


  • Gary Carpenter, commissioner of the National Reining Horse Association
  • Tom O’Mara, president of the United States Equestrian Federation
  • Anna Morrison, executive director of the National Reined Cow Horse Association
  • Billy Smith, executive director of the American Paint Horse Association
  • Jay Winborn, executive director of the National Cutting Horse Association


“This is one of those rare occasions where the leadership of the horse community is all in one place and talking about the future and security of our community of horse owners, breeders and competitors,” APHA Executive Director Billy Smith said.

Afterward, join APHA for a party at the APHA International Headquarters, next door to Hotel Drover. Meet the Board of Directors candidates, the symposium panelists and other stock-horse community leaders.

And don’t miss the 2022 APHA Convention Welcome Party Friday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m., also taking place at Legacy Hall in Hotel Drover.

The symposium is a part of APHA’s 60th anniversary Convention celebration, two days marked by gatherings, elections on new Board of Directors members and rule change proposals.

Register for Convention and find more details online at apha.com/events/convention.
Hotel reservation details: click here


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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 in 1962. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.