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Regional clubs honored with top APHA recognition

Regional clubs are a vital part of APHA, and each year the association recognizes organizations that demonstrate excellence in promoting the Paint Horse breed and serving members as well as their local communities.

Six regional clubs were recently awarded the President’s Club of Distinction award—APHA’s highest recognition for a regional club. The clubs were recognized at the 2017 APHA Convention, February 24–27 in Irving, Texas.

All APHA members and Paint Horse enthusiasts are invited to attend Convention to celebrate outstanding clubs and members, weigh in on critical decisions and learn from leading industry educators. Sign up to attend today!

The 2017 President’s Club of Distinction winners are:

  • Illinois Paint Horse Association
  • Nevada Paint Horse Club
  • Southwest Washington Paint Horse Club
  • Texas Paint Horse Club
  • Virginia Paint Horse Club
  • Washington State Paint Horse Club

Clubs receiving honorable mention recognition are:

  • Garden State Paint Horse Club
  • New England Paint Horse Club

To be considered for the Club of Distinction award, clubs must have previously reached Gold Star status and demonstrate the qualities of a premier regional club—outstanding promotion and public service to Paint Horses and their supporters. This dedication can be shown through fundraisers, benefits, social gatherings, Youth activities and special promotions while encouraging community service.

For more information about the Club of Distinction program or to find a club near you, visit apha.com/clubs.


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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 is was founded. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.