FORT WORTH, Texas-The American Paint Horse Association (APHA), which has registered more than 630,000 horses since it was founded 39 years ago, recently elected a new slate of officers to its Executive Committee.
Elected by their peers
at the 31st APHA Annual Convention, held Oct. 2-5 in Tampa, Fla., were:
The APHA Executive Committee that is now in place will lead the association into an exciting era as American Paint Horses continue to grow in popularity. Among the many qualities that make the horse desirable are its sound conformation, versatile athletic ability, intelligence, calm temperament, willing disposition and beautiful coat color patterns.
American Paint Horses are being registered at APHA's headquarters at a rate of about 62,000 horses each year. At the end of last year, more than 100,000 members had joined the association.
APHA employs 165 people at its Fort Worth, Texas, headquarters and has an operating budget of $15 million for activities worldwide. Members are located in every state, every Canadian province and in 39 other nations around the world.
"APHA has truly
become a global organization," said Hittle. "Our Executive Committee
is dedicated to serving all our members as we continue to grow around
the world. We will persevere and do whatever it takes for the betterment
of our association and the American Paint Horse."