Organizations

Join NAWD for the inaugural Festival for the Horse

Join NAWD for the inaugural Festival for the Horse

Celebrate horsemanship, horses and the bond we share with our equine partners at the inaugural Festival for the Horse August 9–13 in Mora, Missouri, presented by North American Western Dressage (NAWD) and Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH). The event—which will include learning sessions, trail riding, demonstrations, social events and a show—will be hosted at Von […]

Past, Present and Future of the AQHA Incentive Fund

Past, Present and Future of the AQHA Incentive Fund

The American Quarter Horse Association Incentive Fund began in 1984 with the first nominations for the 1983 breeding season and grew dramatically over the next two decades. The secret to the success was grass-roots involvement and the nomination of a large number of horses each year. “When the AQHA Incentive Fund was developed in the 1980s, the […]

2017 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Inductees

2017 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2017 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame inductees were honored at the Hall of Fame Banquet March 19 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio. “Induction into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame is the highest honor possible in our Association, and we welcome these deserving individuals into the Hall of Fame,” said […]

AQHA makes two appointments to Show Department

AQHA makes two appointments to Show Department

The American Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce the additions of Justin Billings of Ashville, Ohio, and Karen McCuistion of Wilson, Oklahoma, to the Association’s show department. In his new role, Billings will determine and formulate policies/procedures and provide overall direction of AQHA’s shows. He will also plan, direct and coordinate operational activities related […]

APHA Announces Change in Executive Leadership

APHA Announces Change in Executive Leadership

APHA announced today that George Ready will step down as the association’s 2017 President and as a member of the APHA Executive Committee, effective immediately. The Executive Committee has appointed President-elect Dr. Craig Wood as the acting 2017 President. The decision came soon after APHA’s recently concluded Annual Convention and Membership Meeting in Irving, Texas, […]

Grant Awarded to APHA Foundation in Preparation for Stockyards Move

Grant Awarded to APHA Foundation in Preparation for Stockyards Move

The Amon G. Carter Foundation has awarded the American Paint Horse Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Paint Horse Association, a $125,000 grant to support their 2017-2018 Capital Campaign. The grant will fund the restoration and relocation of the “Legacy of Color,” four large bronze statues depicting American Paint Horses, from their location outside APHA’s […]

Three Show Management Workshops Set for Spring

Three Show Management Workshops Set for Spring

Ever thought of holding an American Quarter Horse Association show and want more in-depth information about the ins and outs of show management? How about just sharpening your management skills for existing shows? By attending one of AQHA’s show management workshops, you can do just that! Upcoming dates and locations of AQHA show management workshops are: […]

23 Rules Passed at the 2017 APHA Convention

23 Rules Passed at the 2017 APHA Convention

APHA national directors voted to pass 23 rules February 27 at APHA Convention in Irving, Texas. A total of 24 rule change proposals were brought out of their respective committees for voting. National directors are elected by their fellow APHA members to serve three-year terms and lend a voice to represent their area’s needs and views. Below […]

APHA Honors Five Top Regional Clubs From 2016

APHA Honors Five Top Regional Clubs From 2016

Five regional clubs were recently awarded the President’s Club of Distinction award—American Paint Horse Association’s highest recognition for a regional club. The clubs will be recognized at the 2017 APHA Convention, which takes place Feb. 24–27 in Irving, Texas. All APHA members and Paint Horse enthusiasts are invited to attend Convention to celebrate outstanding clubs and […]

AQHA plans annual convention March 17-20 in San Antonio

AQHA plans annual convention March 17-20 in San Antonio

All AQHA members are invited to attend the 2017 AQHA Convention, March 17-20 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio. AQHA invites members to attend a fun and exciting 2017 AQHA Convention, March 17-20 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio. This year’s convention will welcome back the equine industry business workshop and industry issues town-hall […]

APHA promotes Jessica Hein Senior Director of MemberCare

APHA promotes Jessica Hein Senior Director of MemberCare

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) has announced the promotion of Jessica Hein to senior director of MemberCare and publications. Serving as director of publications and editor-in-chief of APHA’s award-winning magazines since 2012, Jessica has also been leading the association’s MemberCare team since September 2016. Hein joined APHA in March 2006 as a staff writer […]

Don’t miss end of year APHA deadlines for Registration

Don’t miss end of year APHA deadlines for Registration

With the New Year just around the corner, don’t let the holiday hustle cause you to miss out on important APHA deadlines. Here are 5 items to check off your list by Dec. 31: Register your horse All horses turn a year older on Jan. 1—and because registration fees are based on age, that might […]