Congratulations to our 2016 officers!
President – Bruce Carpenter
Vice President – Karen Banister
Secretary – Becky Osborne
Treasurer – Dee Overholt
Newly elected Directors – Kristine Alcorn and Leanne Williams
Directors continuing in their 2nd year – Becky Osborne and Cheryl Kilker

APHA is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the APHA membership from each state.  The Directors travel to an annual conference, typically in Texas, where they consider new rules and tackle policies and challenges to the Association as a whole. They represent their constituents at the Subcommittee level and vote as a group for rule and policy changes.    The Directors’ commitment is both a time and financial one – as Directors travel to Texas on their own dime and pay their own hotel and transportation costs.  In the interim during the year, Directors are asked to provide feedback and advice to their subcommittees.  It is an important job to ensure that our association and industry thrives.

New events added:
A 2-year old Longe Line class was added.  However, a horse that is shown in 2-year old under saddle classes may not participate in the 2-year old Longe Line classes.  These classes will go into effect January 1, 2015.

Competitive Trail Riding was added as a special event coincident with American Competitive Trail Riding Association competitions.  There are two levels of competition:  The Trail Challenge is a competitive trail ride, 6 miles with 6 obstacles and 6 judges.  The Obstacle Challenge is an eight obstacle challenge held in a field or arena.

Working Ranch Horse:  Divisions of this class were added for Novice and Limited Amateurs, and Novice and Limited Youth competitors effective April 1, 2014.

For questions or clarifications about these exciting additions, contact your Colorado APHA directors: Anne Rosen, Karen Banister, Tammy Berbee and Larry Willard who were all present at the Convention or contact APHA for more information.