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Youth members recruit new friends in special service project

Photo by Larry Williams Photography

2016-17 AjPHA President MacKenzie Chapman challenged her fellow Youth members to grow AjPHA membership during her tenure by offering a recruitment project complete with great prizes. AjPHA members and Youth national directors teamed up to support the effort, and they began recruiting new and lapsed AjPHA members in creative ways: classroom presentations,  venturing to non-APHA shows to spread the word about AjPHA and its many programs and benefits, and more. More than 50 AjPHA members were recruited through the efforts.

To qualify for the contest, the recruited membership had to be a  new AjPHA member or one whose membership had lapsed for two years or more. All memberships had to be received in the APHA office on or by June 20 to qualify for the year-long contest.

Mannetta McAdvaddy, an AjPHA member from New Jersey, took top honors as the leading recruiter; she logged seven new AjPHA members during the contest. At the AjPHA Youth World Championship Show, Mannetta was presented with a work saddle courtesy of Bob’s Custom Saddles and a three-night luxury vacation for two at Gateway Canyon Resort.

Top recruiters (listed below in no particular order) will each receive a Noble Outfitter Ringside backpack filled with goodies for their efforts in recruiting members:

  • Avery Foglesong, Colorado
  • Hannah Murusky, Colorado
  • Reece Chapman, Michigan
  • Anna Lia Sullivan, New Jersey
  • Teagan Goble, Texas
  • Sabine Lazo, Texas
  • Cailyn Simonis, Texas
  • Raegan Watson, Texas
  • Hannah Brown, Virginia
  • Madison Martin, Virginia

But we don’t want the recruiting to stop here—keep spreading the word about AjPHA and all of the great reasons to join this outstanding youth organization! Help your friends join our AjPHA family at apha.com/join.


[Reprinting all or part of this news release is permitted, so long as credit is given to the Paint Horse Journal and a link provided back to apha.com.]


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