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Color Me Smart, Others Honored at APHA Convention

Successful Paint cutting stallion Color Me Smart(PT) was one of several accomplished horses and humans recognized during the 2020 American Paint Horse Association Convention. Held in Fort Worth, the APHA Convention honored Paint horse clubs, industry participants and outstanding equines at the Hall of Fame & Awards Banquet.

Color Me Smart, the sire of more than $3.7 million in earners, joined reining broodmare Cactus Christy (PT) and distinguished Paint horses Olympia Joe(PT) and Scarlet Print(PT) in the APHA Hall of Fame.

Honored At This Year’s APHA Convention:

  • President’s Gold Star Clubs: Eastern Ontario PHC and Wyoming PHC
  • Clubs of Distinction: San Joaquin PHC, Germany PHC and New Mexico PHC
  • Youth Member of the Year: Treylyn Hancock, Wharton, Texas
  • Youth Club of the Year: Garden State Paint Horse Youth Club
  • High-Point Open Exhibitor: Karen Qualls, Chino Hills, California
  • Professional Horsewoman of the Year: Sara Beth Simons, Aubrey, Texas
  • Top Stallion Owner: Silver Spurs Equine, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Distinguished Service Award: Monika Hagen, Haldenwang, Germany
  • Don Manuello Ring Steward Award: Larry Naugle, Rhome, Texas
  • Judge Emeritus Awards: John Aipperspach, Springfield, Missouri (1983–2019); Darrell Bilke, Bethany, Oklahoma (1982–2019); Leon Borcherding, Ardmore, Oklahoma (1977–2018); Gary Streator, West Jefferson, Ohio (1988–2018) and Betsy Tuckey, Liberty, Kentucky (2012–2018)

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