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Purina Gets Social with APHA

APHA and Purina Partner Up to Give Youth Sponsorships and Host Facebook Contests for Members.

FORT WORTH – Premium feed provider Purina Horse Feed Mills has teamed up with the American Paint Horse Association for a seventh year. Thanks to this partnership, APHA’s Facebook fans will be able to participate in a new contest for a chance to receive free with feed products as prizes.

Purina is the official feed partner of APHA. APHA and the feed company will soon announce a contest to win a “Feed Room Makeover!” on APHA’s Facebook page. “Like” the page for details on how to participate in the contest. The grand prize winner will receive a feed room makeover to be announced at the 2012 APHA Open/Amateur World Championship Show Nov.ember 7–16 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Purina is also the presenting sponsor of the Youth Team Tournament contest at the 2012 AjPHA Youth World Championship Show June 22–30 in Fort Worth.

“The APHA and its membership demonstrate pride in their horses and exemplify the unique relationship between people and animals,” said Kimberly James, Purina Mills National Sponsorship, Events and Ambassador Manager said. “We understand and support that relationship and it’s what drives everything we do at Purina; from our product innovation, to our research, to our commitment to safety and quality. Purina is proud to offer nutrition solutions for APHA members and the wide range of needs that come with the versatility of the American Paint Horse. We look forward to continuing toand building our relationship throughout 2012 and are happy to be part of the APHA family.”

“In my opinion, to call ourselves a responsible breed registry, we’ve got to partner with a company dedicated to nutrition,” APHA Executive Director Billy Smith said. ”It’s really hard to find a partner that’s more dedicated to nutrition than Purina. One of the things about Purina is they offer nutrition solutions for every type of APHA member and products that fit our membership well. They are targeted from the top end horse owner all the way down to the backyard horse owner. There’s a product for every one of our members in the Purina lineup. And we appreciate that Purina is always willing to provide us with ways to educate horse owners.”

For more information about Purina Horse Feed Mills equine products, go to horse.purinamills.com.

About Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC
Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC (www.horse.purinamills.com) is a national organization serving producers and their families through 4,700 local cooperatives and independent dealerships throughout the United States. The company, in combination with its wholly owned subsidiary Purina Mills, LLC, is North America’s leading feed company, providing producers, cooperatives and dealers with an extensive line of animal feed, ingredients and services designed to help agricultural producers, dealers and cooperatives compete in the global marketplace.

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 58,000 active youth and adult members around the world.

For more information about APHA and how to get involved, visit apha.com or call (817) 834-2742.