Welcome to our web site!
Our hope is that this site will provide helpful information
and encourage you to visit often. Please tell your friends and family about our club!
represents show, performance, recreation and pleasure horses; breeders; trainers; novice, youth and amateur competitors; and recreation riders.
The Club's leadership are a group of dedicated volunteers who donate their time and energy to organize APHA sanctioned horse
shows, open / all breed horse shows, and recreational trail rides.
VPHC recognized by APHA as one of five 2014 President's Club of Distinction. A prestigious
title, the President’s Club of Distinction is only awarded to Gold Star Clubs—those groups that excel in their
dedication to members by hosting fundraisers, benefits, social gatherings, youth activities and special promotions while encouraging
Reminder - Membership Meeting
November 15th, 10:00 to 1:00
Doswell, VA 23047
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Please join us for an opportunity to hear details about this years activities,
elect officers / directors, and discuss plans for the future.
Our meetings are governed by Robert's
Rules of Order, as directed in VPHC by-laws.
"The application of parliamentary law is the best method yet devised to enable assemblies
of any size, with due regard for every member’s opinion, to arrive at the general will on the maximum number of questions
of varying complexity in a minimum amount of time and under all kinds of internal climate ranging from total harmony to hardened
or impassioned division of opinion."
Rules of Order Newly Revised [RONR (11th ed.), Introduction, p. liii]
click here to download meeting agenda
is open and available to all who share our passion for the American Paint Horse. There are no residency or horse ownership
requirements. The success of our club depends on membership support and participation. We need your thoughts,
feedback, and involvement. Consider becoming a member today. Membership rates are reasonable and all fees are used
to support the club and coordinate shows, trail rides, year end award programs, and administration. Visit our membership page for additional information.
We value our members and will offer accessibility and
encouragement to achieve shared goals and objectives. To be aware of the needs, challenges, and opportunities of this
club and give assistance and direction to help it grow. To make a positive impact on the equine industry in Virginia
through sound financial policies and careful long rang planning.
Keep up with VPHC happenings...The Painted Gazette
download Spring 2014 News
download Fall 2013 Painted Gazette
Read about upcoming activities and events.
Trail rides, APHA shows, open shows and much more is waiting for you in our latest edition of The Painted Gazette, VPHC's quarterly newsletter. If you have items you would like to see addressed, please send suggestions
or submissions to be included in future newsletters to Randi Zahm. When submitting pictures for inclusion in newsletters or for posting on our web site, please include captions
describing the activity and listing who is pictured.
More than 25 horse show associations from Virginia, North Carolina,
West Virginia and Pennsylvania have been approved for VPHC's Open Show Program. Take advantage of a new opportunity
to earn credits, recognition and awards by competing at local all-breed shows that participate in our Open Show Program.
The purpose of the Open Show Awards Program is to recognize VPHC members who compete in local open and 4-H horse shows with
a registered American Paint Horse. More information can be found here.
Virginia Bred Program
Virginia Horse Industry Board
(VHIB) Confirms $5,550 Grant for 2014
VHIB will continue to sponsor our Virginia Bred Program!
If you have an APHA registered horse
that was foaled in Virginia, you are eligible to compete for more than $5,000 in futurity cash awards. More
information is available on our Va Bred Program page.
Thank you VHIB for your continued support to recognize quality Paint
Horse breeding in the Commonwealth!
Color Class Stallion Service Sale
Stallions subscribed to VPHC's Color Classic Stallion Service Sale (CCSSS) are sold on a first come
first served basis for 50% of their advertised stud fee for 2015. The stallion owner will receive one free entry into
the breeders futurity to be used in 2015, and the resulting foal from the sold auction will receive a free entry to be used
up to its 3 year old year. If the stallion is not sold in the auction the stallion owner may pay a buy back / repurchase
fee and will receive the 2 free entries. All funds (100%) generated from the CCSSS are used
as incentives to Breeders Futurity classes held during VPHC's Fall Color Classic Futurity Paint-O-Rama.
Stallion owners will receive 10% of the purse earned by their progeny. For example, when a stallion's foal
earns $200 for their share of the class purse, the foal owner will receive $180 and the stallion owner will receive $20.
The amounts will be calculated per class.
2015 Stallion Service Auction...plan
now for 2016 foals!
For more information...
Sarah A. Wells
1790 Westwood Farms Court
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
We are excited to present an outstanding
group of APHA and AQHA stallions, best of all to offer them at 1/2 price. This is a GREAT way to save
money and have an opportunity to earn some as well. All APHA, AQHA and ApHC offspring of stallions SOLD
in the 2015 VPHC CCSSS are eligible to compete in Breeders Futurity Classes held at our annual Color Classic Futurity Paint-O-Rama.
VPHC's Stallion Service Auction (SSA) offers exceptional stallions for your consideration. More than $50,000 was awarded to our Breeders Futurity
exhibitors and SSA Stallion Owners over the past 5 years.
You save 50% off listed stud fees! All SSA
funds are returned to winning Breeders Futurity exhibitors and stallion owners.
Resulting foals born as the result of breeding to CCSSS stallions
are eligible to compete in VPHC's Breeders Futurity Classes. Make plans today before the stallion you want is sold!