Congratulations to 8 newly appointed APHA judges

Eight new APHA judges have been approved for 2017. Applicants underwent rigorous testing by the APHA Judges Committee, which included a rulebook test, live and video judging, and interviews; the final phase of testing took place May 22–24 at the Diamond T Arena in Denton, Texas.

“This was a great group of applicants,” APHA Director of Judges Dave Dellin said. “I am very pleased to be able to add them to the active judges’ list and am looking forward to seeing them participate in APHA-sanctioned events.”

Congratulations to the following individuals who received their APHA judging cards:

  • David Avery, Amarillo, Texas
  • Dolly Chayer, Sperry, Oklahoma
  • Jennifer Goss, Martinsville, Indiana
  • Keith M. McDonough, Palm Desert, California
  • Casey L. Orr, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Alisa Proefrock, New Albany, Ohio
  • Mark Sheridan, Cave Creek, Arizona
  • Amy D. Watkins, Canfield, Ohio

Becoming an APHA-approved judge involves an in-depth process, and judge’s cards are only awarded to the most qualified candidates. APHA judges are held to the highest standards, and the association works to develop a high quality set of judges who not only have the ability to evaluate Paint Horses but also hold them to APHA standards and rules. To learn more about becoming an APHA-approved judge, visit


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.

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