"I hope you'll join me in the association's great future. We're ready to embrace positive changes to make the next 50 years–and beyond–just as memorable as the first 50. Whether you become a member, breed a Paint Horse, participate in programs like Paint Alternative Competition or Ride America, or show or race American Paint Horses, we're ready to welcome you–or welcome you back–into the APHA family. There's never been a better time to get involved in this organization."
–– APHA President Gregg Reisinger
When you join APHA
, you not only become a member of the family of American Paint Horse owners, you join an organization dedicated to providing members with excellent programs and services.
Members are entitled to:
- Free member decal
- Subscription to our new quarterly Western lifestyle magazine, Chrome
- Preferred member rates on a wide variety of APHA transactions that can quickly return the cost of a membership
- Discounted rates on Paint Horse Journal subscriptions and advertising
- Preferred pricing and special offers on John Deere tractors and other equipment; financial services; home, auto and pet insurance; hotels and car rentals; business services and office supplies; Sherwin Williams paint; and, oil changes and products at Valvoline lube shops--all through the exciting new APHA Xtras program
- Savings through special offers and discount pricing from our corporate partners
- Access to a wide range of online information, education and reports
- Eligibility to participate in APHA-approved shows, Paint Alternative Competition, Ride America and Breeders’ Trust programs -- and the opportunity to earn awards recognizing your achievements
- Eligibility to vote in Association elections, serve on a committee, or hold APHA office
- Register to have APHA’s monthly e-newsletter and bi-weekly Fresh Paint video blog delivered right to your computer
The APHA offers programs reflecting its members' wide array of interests, including special award programs for those who set high goals for themselves and their horses.
If you enjoy the excitement of breed competition, the association offers Open, Amateur, Novice and Youth divisions. You can also participate in the American Paint Horse Breeders' Trust, in which enrolled horses earn money for each point won in APHA-approved shows.
If you compete in recognized events outside of APHA-approved shows then the Paint Alternative Competition (PAC) Program will record your Paint's performance achievements.
And because not all members are interested in competitive events, APHA offers the Ride America saddle log program. An innovative designed for recreational riders, Ride America recognizes the hourly achievement levels reached by participants while riding or driving their Paint Horses.
Preferred Paint Horse Journal subscription rates
As a member, you can save 44 percent off the newsstand price when you subscribe to the only magazine uniquely focused on the Paint Horse breed. Every month, the Journal brings you thorough coverage of what's happening in the Paint industry, and the most complete listing of horses for sale and stallions standing at stud.
Free educational materials
APHA educational and informational materials are free to all association members. Most are available online for you 24/7 at apha.com/forms.
To request a printed copy of the APHA Rule Book via email, please send your request complete with name and current APHA membership ID number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preferred rates for APHA transactions and services
No matter when you purchase your membership, you can enjoy all of APHA's member benefits and programs for a full 12 months (regular memberships end on the last day of the 12th month). Recognition programs, preferred Paint Horse Journal subscription rates, and preferred rates on APHA transactions and services are just a few of the benefits of membership.
Other benefits include the option to subscribe to APHA's database of registration and performance information at aphaonline.com.
The Online Access fee is $25 per year for current members and provides access to the following information:
- Performance Records
- Progeny Records
- Honor Roll
- Top 20 List
- Zone Top 5
- Show Results
- Shows Not Posted
|Type of Membership ||Fee |
|Regular Membership ||$40 |
|3-year Membership ||$90 |
|5-year Membership ||$150 |
|Life Membership ||$500 |
|Junior Membership ||$20 |
|3-year Junior Membership ||$40 |
|J-Term (valid through December 31st of the youth's 18-year-old year) ||$100 |
By joining the APHA, you can benefit from lower fees when conducting association business.
Here are some of the ways you will save:
| ||Members Online || Members ||Non-Member |
|Registration (regular, first deadline) ||$25 || $40 ||$80 |
|Transfer ||NA || $15 ||$60 |
|Pedigree record ||NA || $20 ||$65 |
|Show/race record ||NA || $10 ||$55 |
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!