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By joining the APHA, you can benefit from lower fees when conducting association business.
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Industry involvement and member services
As an APHA member, you reserve the right to vote in all association elections, hold an APHA office and apply for APHA-approved judging status.

Additionally, the APHA offers a variety of services that meet member needs and ensure the integrity of the breed.

  • Color Inspections
  • Transported semen program
  • Drug and tail testing
  • Ranch inspections
  • Embryo transfer program
  • Parentage analysis

What are you waiting for?
As a member of the APHA, your dues support equine research and the promotion of Paint Horses, as well as the entire equine industry. In addition, your membership provides funds for developing new association programs, and supports technological advancements like the Web site.

So what are you waiting for? If Paint Horses are an important part of your life, APHA is for you.

The APHA sponsors a variety of programs and events

  • American Junior Paint Horse Association
  • AjPHA Youth World Championship Show
  • APHA Open/Amateur World Championship Show & Select Sale
  • Annual Trail Rides

An association as special as its members

The American Paint Horse Association was founded in 1962 by like-minded horsemen and -women who loved the ability and speed of the western "stock" type horse, but also appreciated the extra eye-appeal of the American Paint.

Beginning with approximately 3,800 horses in the registry, the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is the world’s second largest equine breed association. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, it celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. In fulfillment of its global 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 more than 55,000 active youth and adult members around the world.

More importantly, the heart of the APHA lies in its members, which is why the association strives to develop and sponsor programs that reflect their interests and their love of the American Paint Horse. The APHA's goal is to encourage American Paint Horse owners to find fulfillment with their horses in whatever activities they find most enjoyable, and to give members the opportunity to share in the pleasure of Paint Horses.

Your membership means a great future for the American Paint Horse. Join today!