Tack shows support for multiple APHA programs
WORTH, Texas-Several American Paint Horse Association (APHA) programs
will benefit from the continued support from BMB Tack, which has
renewed its partnership with the Association.
"The thing I like best about working with APHA is that it is
a very progressive equine organization," said Kim Hanna, marketing
director for BMB Tack, which has been a longtime sponsor of APHA.
"They are constantly going out of their way to find new ways
to reach their members. Because APHA is such a broad organization
and serves so many, we can reach the full spectrum of horse owners."
BMB, which specializes in creating one-of-a-kind leads, blankets,
halters and other horse gear, has been an APHA sponsor for more
than six years. Among the programs and activities that BMB has helped
to support include:
APHA's World Championship Paint Horse Show-BMB provides products
to winners in several different categories during the show, year
" Ride America®-BMB helps support APHA's recreational riding
program by providing products for top achievers who log significant
hours on their Paint Horses.
" Clubs of Distinction-By supporting APHA's outstanding clubs
throughout the country, BMB has encouraged people to become more
involved in the association through their local clubs.
" Paint Racing-BMB provides awards for outstanding Paint racing
competitors through APHA's Paint racing program, including sponsored
" Paint Alternative Competition (PAC)-BMB provides awards for
top earners in the PAC program. PAC records the performance of registered
American Paint Horses-Regular Registry or Breeding Stock-when they
perform in an activity outside of breed-approved shows.
the support of partners like BMB, we can continue to expand many
of our programs that enrich our members' experiences with their
Paint Horses," said Jim Kelley, APHA executive secretary.
BMB products are hand-made, one at a time, to ensure quality and
durability. Offering more colors and styles than any its competitors,
BMB continually adds new products to its catalog. BMB products are
also now available online at www.bmbtack.com.
For more information about BMB Tack, visit the company's Web site
or call (888) BMB-TACK (262-8225).
APHA and Paints
Since its founding 41 years ago, APHA has registered more than 720,000
horses. Currently, American Paint Horses are being registered at
APHA's Fort Worth, Texas, headquarters at a rate of about 60,000
horses each year. The association serves more than 104,000 members,
who are located in every U.S. state, throughout Canada and in 39
other nations around the world.
APHA employs 155 people and has an operating budget of $15 million
for activities worldwide.
Among the many qualities that make Paint Horses desirable are their
sound conformation, versatile athletic ability, intelligence, calm
temperament, willing disposition and beautiful coat color patterns.
For more information about the American Paint Horse and APHA, visit
, or call (817) 834-2742, extension 788.