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Nine selected for 2019 Judge Emeritus honors

APHA will honor the following Judge Emeritus Award recipients during the Hall of Fame Banquet on March 2 at the 2019 Convention, which takes place March 1–3 in Irving, Texas:


Gerald Butler (1991–2018), 27 Years
Bill French (1989–2018), 29 Years
Ed Mayfield (1970–2018), 48 Years
R. J. Muir (1977– 2018), 41 Years
Mike Sheppard (1978–2018), 40 Years
Dan Williams (1978–2018), 40 Years
Roger L Johnson (1978 – 2018), 40 Years
Pat Trebesch (1978 – 2018), 40 Years
Carl McCuistion (2006 – 2018), 12 Years, awarded posthumously, approved by the APHA Judges Committee per the guidelines of the Emeritus Award.


The Judge Emeritus Award recognizes outstanding judges who have dedicated their careers to officiating APHA-approved events. Recipients receive a commemorative trophy and customized Gist Silversmith belt buckle.


To be considered for the Emeritus Award, a judge must have at least 25 years of service or judged 150 APHA-approved events (25 years of service or 65 events for European-only judges), voluntarily retire with an excellent record and be in good standing with the Judges Committee, with no disciplinary actions, probations or suspensions on their records. Applicants must be approved by the Judges Committee on an individual basis according to their records. Deceased judges who meet these award requirements can also be considered.


Judges who meet these requirements must have the Emeritus Award application completed and submitted to APHA before November 20 annually.


Congratulations to these outstanding officials!


To learn more about this award, contact Director of Shows Amanda Cormack at [email protected].

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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. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.