APHA Introduces Paint Professional Horsemen of the Year Award

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APHA is excited to announce the creation of the Paint Professional Horsemen of the Year award, which will recognize outstanding Markel APHA Professional Horsemen. The award will be presented annually at the APHA Convention; in 2017, the Convention takes place February 24–27 in Irving, Texas.

Nominations for the Paint Professional Horsemen of the Year award are due November 20 for evaluation by the Professional Horseman’s Committee. Nominees will be judged on accomplishments and merit. Visit apha.com/programs/profhorsemen to download the nomination form, and submit completed forms to APHA Manager of Show & Contest Amanda Cormack at acormack@apha.com.

“We are excited to unveil the inaugural Paint Professional Horsemen of the Year award at the 2017 APHA Convention,” APHA Director of Judges Dave Dellin said. “Our goal with this award is to recognize a deserving member of the Markel APHA Professional Horsemen program and, in doing so, continue to grow the program in the future.”

Markel APHA Professional Horsemen are outstanding members of the APHA community who pledge to encourage professionalism, fairness and integrity throughout the horse industry. Any APHA professional in good standing may apply to become a Markel APHA Professional Horsemen; applications and references are reviewed by the APHA Professional Horseman’s Committee. For more information on becoming a Markel APHA Professional Horseman, visit apha.com/programs/profhorsemen.

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.