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Judge emeritus Gary Gordon passes

Longtime APHA member, judge emeritus and former national director Gary Gordon of Argyle, Texas, died March 27 following an extended hospital stay. APHA sends condolences to the Gordon family and all in the Paint Horse family and greater horse community who knew him.

Gary and wife Linda owned Fossil Gate Farm, a top halter breeding and showing facility in Argyle. They’ve produced, owned and shown a number of world champion halter horses in the stock horse breeds, including APHA; they also stand a number of stallions, including Execute, Very Cool and Grandslam Touchdown.

Earning his APHA judge’s card in 1983, Gary officiated APHA events until he retired in 2014; he was honored as an APHA judge emeritus in February 2018. He also served as an APHA alternate national director in 2001 before giving his time as an APHA national director from 2002–2013; he also served on a number of committees during his tenure and until his death, including the Breed Integrity Committee.


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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.