Longtime APHA supporter Pat Mullins of Bumpass, Virginia, died May 28 in a car accident. He was 79. Pat was an insurance agent and association representative for APHA Corporate Partner Markel Insurance.
Born in St. Alban, West Virginia, in 1938, Pat earned his degree from Columbia University, followed by a law degree from George Washington University. In addition to his role at Markel Insurance, Pat was a former chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. Furthermore, he is a former member of the American Paint Horse Foundation’s board of directors.
Preceded in death by his wife, Jackie, Pat is survived by his four children, a brother, grandchildren and other extended family. APHA extends its condolences to Pat’s family and friends, and we appreciate his support for the association and the Paint Horse breed.
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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 creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.