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APHA offers historic-style registration certificate reproductions to members

To commemorate the association’s 50th anniversary, American Paint Horse Association (APHA) members can now get a retro-style reproduction of the Certificate of Registration for any registered Paint Horse, complete with APHA’s 50th anniversary logo and hand-colored likeness of the horse

Commemorative registration certificates are now available through the APHA Registration Department. Shown framed in Contemporary style (left) and Classic style (right).

APHA is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012, and has now registered over one million horses. Before the advent of modern technology, each and every one of the first 69,000 registration certificates issued had the horse’s coat markings painstakingly hand-colored by APHA staff. Today, certificates have the horse’s photos digitally attached to the document.

The historic reproduction certificates are a nod back to the days when the horse’s markings were detailed on the document by hand. The horse markings on the head, right and left sides of the body are detailed on the commemorative certificate. The 50th Anniversary logo and golden APHA seal complete the celebratory keepsake.

The certificates can be purchased framed, with a choice of two frame styles including a pewter APHA logo medallion, or unframed. The frame style choices are either contemporary with dark cherry wood or classic with scrolling weathered wood.

The commemorative certificates are available through December 31, 2012, by contacting the APHA Registration Department. To order, call (817) 222-6425 or email at regservices@apha.com.

About APHA
The American Paint Horse Association (APHA), the international breed registry for the American Paint Horse headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. In fulfillment of its 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 over 64,000 active youth and adult members around the world.