Chrome, APHA’s Western lifestyle magazine, realizes the star power of the association’s members and selected two equestrians to headline its popular Winter Fashion Issue. Nearly 70 members threw their hats into the ring for consideration as part of this year’s contest, and after much deliberation, the field was narrowed to 10 finalists, with public voting to determine the grand-prize winners.
The grand-prize winners of Chrome’s 2020 annual APHA Member Model Search are Anthony Leier of Gordonville, Texas, and Raygan Follis of Colleyville, Texas. They rose to the top of their respective categories during a week of public online voting, which saw more than 3,800 unique votes cast for our 10 finalists.
A horse trainer, Anthony specializes in preparing yearlings for longe-line classes, which he says can be a great stepping stone in preparing the horse for a future under-saddle career. His successes include a 2018 APHA reserve world championship in with Vow To Be Invested.
Horse-crazy since age 6, Raygan started showing in APHA events at age 12; her Paints have included Mr Cool Zippo, Hooray Hes Hot and Ill Be Sensational. “Ray” loves spending time outdoors and calls herself “adventurous, funny and kind.”
“I love being with my horses and thrive on putting in the work to accomplish my goals. My horses have provided many opportunities to make lifelong friends and memories and they have helped me grow in my personal journey. I can’t imagine a life without a horse in it,” she said.
As the APHA Member Model Search grand-prize winners, Anthony and Raygan will star in Chrome’s winter fashion feature.
Chrome also congratulates our 2020 Top 10 finalists (listed below), along with everyone who applied for and voted in this contest. We’re always excited to meet our APHA members, who are truly beautiful inside and out.
Chrome is mailed to all current APHA members in North America, and available digitally to all members worldwide, so make sure your membership is current to ensure you receive this special issue. JOIN Today.