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The APHA Professional Horseman Ambassador Program aims to educate beginner riders. • Larry Williams photo.

APHA Introduces Professional Horseman Ambassador Program

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is accepting applications for the Professional Horsemen Ambassador Program, a new program that designates equine professionals to help educate and promote beginner-level exhibitors.
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Cannabidiol Banned From APHA Competitions

Products made from one of the active ingredients in marijuana – cannabidiol — are now banned by the American Paint Horse Association (APHA). The APHA announced Wednesday, May 29, that cannabidiol—commonly known as CBD oil—is now classified as a Class 2 drug by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI). As such, cannabidiol is considered […]
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Deadline extended for three AjPHA awards

Members of the American Junior Paint Horse Association (AjPHA) have some extra time to apply for three of the association’s major annual awards. The awards honor outstanding members or clubs, and feature a range of prizes.
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Kenli Marvin’s Cinderella Story

Kenli Marvin first saw Cinderella Cat (PT) four years ago in a sale ring trotting alongside her dam, Miss Instant Choice (PT) (by HB Instant Choice [PT]). “I had a Paint Horse when I was a kid, but circumstances took her away from me. I always said I would own a Paint Horse again. Then […]

McCutcheon Leads First Section of NRBC Non-Pro Prelims

The first day of official classes began at the NRBC in Katy, Texas, on April 16, with the first section of the Classic Non-Pro prelims. Of the 167 non-pros entered, the first 84 made smart maneuvers and big stops inside the Great Southwest Equestrian Center Coliseum on Monday. Leading the Classic Level 4 Non-Pro prelims […]