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Letter from the President

The 2014 APHA Convention was held February 21-24, 2014 at the Westin DFW Hotel in Irving, Texas.   Brian Brady and Karen Kennedy represented our state.  Here is a recap of the Convention.

 The Hall of Fame Dinner was a wonderful tribute to the individuals and equine who helped shape our association into what it is today.  Many thanks to the APHA Staff who worked so hard to put on such a fabulous tribute!!!

 Here are the results of the Rule Change Proposals that were proposed:

 Control SC-075:  Passed

Control SC-160:  Passed

Control SC-160-3:  Passed

Control SC 193:  Passed

Control SC-270:  Defeated, 2014 Rule Book Supplement addressed this issue

Control SC-276:  Passed

Control SC-284:  Passed

Control SC-285:   Passed

Control SC-285-1:  Passed

Control SC-290-1:  Defeated, 2014 Rule Book Supplement addressed this issue

Control SC-302:  Passed, effective 04-01-14

Control SC-312:  Passed

Control SC-325:  Passed

Control AM-020-01:  Passed

Control AM-145:  Passed, effective 04-01-14

Control AM-205-3:  Passed

Control AM-225:  Passed, effective 04-01-14

Control AM-300:  Defeated

Control AM-300-2:  Passed

Control AM-300-3:  Passed

Control YP-015:  Passed

Control YP-110:  Passed

Control YP-152:  Passed

Control YP-205:  Passed

Control YP-220:  Passed

Control YP-221:  Passed

Control YP-224:  Passed

Control YP-245:  Passed

Control YP-250:  Passed, effective 04-01-14

Control RA-000:  Passed

Control RA-060:  Passed


Amateur Walk Trot Classes will now be offered at the World Show.

Mike Short was elected as the 6th Committee Member on the Executive Committee.  Mike will do a great job for all of us!!!   Mary Parrott was installed as our President. 

The Game Plan Seminar which was held at the beginning of the Convention was awesome.   This presentation was very well received by everyone.  If you have an opportunity to attend this seminar, please do so.  It is informative for everyone --   Judges, Exhibitors, Show Managers, etc.   We were extremely fortunate to have some of the best clinicians in the equine industry there for this presentation.  Many thanks to David Dellin, Tim Finkenbinder, Dave Denniston, and Rob Meneely!!

The Zone 6 Show was held in Tunica, Mississippi on March 14-16, 2014.  The show was hosted by the Arkansas, ArkLaTex , Louisiana, Mid South, Mississippi, and Tennessee Paint Horse Clubs.   We offered APHA and NSBA Dual Approved Classes.    Our show was very well attended and everyone had a great time.   We had a Stick Horse Contest and Race for Bring It Home, which is the AjPHA President Project for Kaitlyn McCulley.   We raised $10,000 which goes to the APH Foundation to help fund Scholarship Endowments that were not fully endowed.   For more information on the Zone 6 Show, please visit the web site at

Arkansas and ArkLaTex Paint Horse Clubs co-sponsor a show in Texarkana, Arkansas on May 3 and 4, 2014.  Please make plans to attend.  We always have lots of fun.  Please visit our web site at for Show Bill and more information.  Please review our membership form and join our club!!!

Please remember that Youth Exhibitors no longer have to qualify to attend the APHA Youth World Show.  The dates for the Youth World are June 27 July 5, 2014.  The APHA Amateur and Open World Show will be held from November 5 15, 2014.  The qualifying period is from August 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014.  You must show at four events to a minimum of eight judges.  EXCEPTIONS:   Weanling and Yearling Halter Horses, Yearling Longe Line and In Hand Trail Horses, 2 and 3 year Old Performance Horses and Broodmares do not have to qualify.

Hope to see you in Texarkana!!!


We are a growing organization with members from Arkansas and our neighboring states, and we invite you to become one of us.  

 The Purpose of the Arkansas Paint Horse Club is to promote and stimulate interest in Paint Horses by encouraging the following

*Paint breeding for conformation and ability,

*Sponsoring and/or encouraging Paint Horse classes in all horse shows, pleasure and trail riding, racing, and all activities of the same nature in every way possible,

*Promoting good horsemanship and good sportsmanship,

*Educating the public about the qualities of the Paint Horse and American Paint Horse Association

Become a member of the Arkansas Paint Horse Club
Please print and fill out membership form
Mail to:
  Karen Kennedy
7316 Rye Hill Road East
Fort Smith, AR  72916