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Innovative Game Changers program gives Youth big voices in APHA

Eleven AjPHA members are turning the table on old leadership models, bringing fresh perspectives and ideas to APHA advisory committees through the innovative Game Changers program.

These Youth get a seat at the table as non-voting members of various APHA advisory committees, and they’re eager to share their insight.

Amateur Committee

  • Hailey Hallet, Tenino, Washington

Breed Integrity Committee

  • Hannah Janssen, Delisle, Saskatchewan
  • Isak Carter, Fairfield, California

Regional Clubs Committee

  • Awbrey Alvarado, Hockley, Texas

Show & Contest Committee

  • Ava Mariotti, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
  • Kendall Lands, Gloucester, Virginia
  • Peyton Staat, Bakersfield, California

World Show Committee

  • Emma Goffard, Depere, Wisconsin
  • Taylor Eller, Krum, Texas

Youth Committee

  • Lily Minahan, Myakka City, Florida
  • Madison Brown, South Haven, Minnesota


The Game Changers program gives the association’s Youth members a unique opportunity to advance their leadership skills and APHA knowledge while sharing their own perspectives. AjPHA National Directors are invited to apply annually and must submit an application that is reviewed by the APHA president, director of Youth activities and advisory committee leaders.

Want to get involved? Contact Director of Youth Activities Megan McMullen at MMcMullen@apha.com.


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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.