new Regional Club Sponsorship Program rewards club
efforts to increase
participation with up to $30,000 annually
will award $1,000 to as many as 30 dedicated APHA Regional Clubs
American Paint Horse Association has created a new way to reward their network
of Regional Clubs for their efforts to encourage participation, recruit new
members, offer creative show formats and enhance the exhibitor’s experiences
at their Regional Club-sponsored APHA shows. Regional Clubs are the backbone of
the APHA experience; as such, the Regional Club Sponsorship Program supports
those clubs that go the extra mile to make their APHA shows a great experience.
Clubs provide the framework for attracting new members at the local or
“grassroots” level and are just as their name suggests—a local group of
Paint Horse enthusiasts that work together to hold events and gain support for
Paints in their area. Since its inception in 1962, the Association has
approved more than 115 Regional Clubs worldwide, which in turn are required to
offer horse shows, trail rides and assorted community events within their
respective areas in order to maintain their status.
Regional Club Sponsorship Program will offer $1,000 cash awards to 30 clubs
annually for use at a Regional Club-sponsored Paint-O-Rama show; or at a 1- or
2-judge show that the club is hosting in 2012. Clubs will be eligible for the
sponsorship once during a two-year period and must be in good standing with APHA
as outlined by Association rules. The club must fulfill all annual Regional Club
requirements and the show must be approved with all show fees paid. The complete
list of program rules and sponsorship application are available online at apha.com/showing
or by calling APHA.
a club near you
Regional Clubs are the ideal place to get started showing with your registered
American Paint Horse, and APHA makes it easy to find the club nearest you by
APHA competitions are held throughout the year worldwide. All points earned at
APHA-approved shows are automatically included in your horse’s permanent
record and can help earn not only year-end awards, but Perpetual Awards like
Register of Merit and
as well. Find a show near you by visiting aphaonline.org
and clicking on Calendar Of Events under the Public Access section.
the American Paint Horse Association
American Paint Horse Association (APHA), the international breed registry for
the American Paint Horse headquartered in
, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. In fulfillment of its mission to
collect, record and preserve pedigrees of the breed, APHA recognizes and
supports 111 regional and international clubs, produces championship shows,
sponsors trail rides and creates and maintains programs that increase the value
of American Paint Horses and enriches members' experiences with their horses.
APHA has registered more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories
since it was founded, and now serves over 64,000 active youth and adult members
around the world.
more information about APHA and how to get involved, visit apha.com
or call (817) 834-2742.
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