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Six to be honored as part of APHA Hall of Fame in 2023

The newest class of APHA Hall of Fame inductees have been selected; they will be honored June 30, 2023, in Fort Worth, Texas, as part of the APHA Hall of Fame & Awards Celebration. Inductees are:

  • RH Mr Imprint—This 1994 sorrel overo stallion was a three-time world and reserve world champion at halter and a top APHA sire. He was owned by Phil and Sue Drawdy of Fort Pierce, Florida.
  • Un Zip Me—The 1987 black overo mare earned 10 Amateur world and reserve world championships in Western pleasure, trail, Western riding and showmanship, along with three world and national titles in Open Western pleasure. She was owned by Harlene and Russell Rowe of Long Beach, California.
  • Lynn Simons—A successful trainer, breeder and exhibitor from Aubrey, Texas, the late visionary was influential in establishing APHA as a top breed organization.
  • Fred Tabor—Involved since the 1970s, the horseman established Tabor Ranch in California and Texas, where he bred, trained and showed champion halter horses. Recently retired, he now resides in Rancho Murieta, California.
  • Pat Trebesch—A supporter of APHA for more than 50 years, the horseman from Aubrey, Texas, is respected as an APHA breeder, exhibitor and former trainer, judge and coach.
  • Craig Wood—The former APHA president from Owenton, Kentucky, is a Paint breeder, judge and Professional Horseman and was instrumental in guiding APHA.


Make plans to attend the 2023 APHA Hall of Fame & Awards Celebration—space is limited. Reserve your tickets now!


Details: Email Cristin Conner at [email protected]

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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 in 1962. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.