The American Paint Horse Association recently entered into a partnership with Stock Horse Of Texas. Officials say the agreement allows it to showcase the breed’s versatility. • Photo by Larry Williams.

APHA Joins Forces With Stock Horse of Texas

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) formed an alliance with Stock Horse of Texas (SHTX). 

APHA Senior Director of Judges, Shows and Education David Dellin said the partnership will result in cross promotion and marketing between the two organizations, as well as opportunities to note SHTX accomplishments in Paint Horse records.

The Fort Worth, Texas-based breed association has existing alliances with several discipline-specific organizations, such as National Reined Cow Horse Association, National Cutting Horse and National Snaffle Bit Association. The APHA also offers incentives for Paints that perform in its alliance members, such as the Paint Buckle Incentive at select National Reining Horse Association events.

“We have so many irons in the fire,” Dellin said. “We have so many different disciplines that we work with (that) we’re always appreciative of being able to work with those specialty organizations in whatever area it is.”

The SHTX is the oldest versatile stock horse association in the country and features reining, working cow horse, stock horse pleasure and stock horse trail, with multiple divisions in each discipline.

The new partnership between APHA and SHTX also includes disciplinary reciprocity agreement, Dellin said, which is a common feature of such alliances in which infractions within one organization are honored by the other.

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