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March 21, 2013
Hart Trailer, LLC and American Paint Horse Association Renew Partnership to Benefit Members
The American Paint Horse Association is pleased to announce Hart Trailer, LLC, recently renewed their long-standing partnership as the Official Trailer of APHA. As a result of the agreement, Hart will now award two lucky APHA members one-year’s use of a custom gooseneck trailer.
One-year use of a custom, three-horse gooseneck trailer will be awarded to the No. 1 Amateur competitor overall for the 2013 show year based on highest number of points earned in the Novice, Classic and Masters Amateur divisions as well as the All-Around Open Horse at the APHA World Championship Show November 6-16, 2013.
The APHA World Championship Show is the second of two world showcase events held annually by the Fort Worth-based equine organization that is dedicated to competition for Amateur and Open competitors in a full range of disciplines in more than 240 classes.
APHA Executive Director Billy Smith compared APHA’s relationship with Hart to its trailers—custom and built to last.
“The longevity of the partnership speaks for itself,” he said. “We have many exciting opportunities in store this year for APHA members as well as the two trailer winners, including a multitude of promotion through APHA and Hart’s social media outlets.”
Hart Director of Sales and Marketing Randy Stamper agreed.
“We’ve been a faithful sponsor of APHA for 16 years,” Randy said. “We really like what we’ve seen from the association over the past year and are very excited to extend the partnership and continue bringing APHA members one-of-a-kind trailers for their one-of-a-kind horses.”
Beginning this year at the AjPHA Youth World Championship Show, Hart will award two new scholarships to deserving youth.
A $500 scholarship will be awarded to the Superior Sportsmanship Award winner. Good sportsmanship is an important life skill and APHA will be on the hunt for those who exemplify it. Five anonymous judges around the show will decide who receives the award. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to nominate their peers in the show office, and their votes will be tallied and factored into the judges’ decision.
An additional $500 scholarship will be awarded to the winner of a special drawing of World Show Boot Camp participants. At Boot Camp—also open to ApHC exhibitors—professional trainers volunteer a full day before the show to help new competitors perfect their pattern work.
Hart will again sponsor the annual AjPHA World Championship Youth Judging Contest—set to take place June 30—where two $500 scholarships will be awarded to the top junior and senior high-point individuals. Visit ajpha.com from more information.
To learn more about Hart Trailer, LLC, please visit apha.com/sponsors, or call (888) 810-HART.
About the American Paint Horse Association
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is the world’s second largest equine breed association. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, it celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. In fulfillment of its global mission to collect, record and preserve pedigrees of the breed, APHA recognizes and supports 111 regional and international clubs, produces championship shows, sponsors trail rides and creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses. APHA has registered more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded, and now serves more than 55,000 active youth and adult members around the world. For more information about the American Paint Horse Association, visit apha.com or connect with Paint Horse fans globally at facebook.com/americanpainthorse or on Twitter @APHANews and @WorldShow.