inaugurates World Show High-Point Exhibitor award for APHA
WORTH, Texas-Barnmaster, one of the country's foremost builders
of modular barns, has extended its support of the American Paint
Horse Association by initiating a new APHA World Championship Show
High-Point Exhibitor Award. Beginning in 2004, Barnmaster will award
a $7,500 gift certificate for its products to the rider who claims
the World Show's top honor.
"Barnmaster wanted to give APHA winners the freedom to choose
their reward," said Jessica Miller, Barnmaster's national show
coordinator and director of marketing. "The gift certificate
is perfect. It gives people multiple options."
Miller notes that Barnmaster renewed its APHA sponsorship after
receiving a tremendous amount of feedback from association members.
The company's product has been APHA's official barn for the past
four years, while Barnmaster has been an official sponsor for the
past six years.
"Barnmaster has been very pleased with APHA in past years,"
said Miller. "They have always been good to us while we attend
the World Show."
Dean Albers, owner of Barnmaster, has been a horse owner all of
his life and has been building barns for 25 years. Because Barnmaster
products incorporate the personal equine knowledge of the company's
designers and craftspeople, it provides a barn that is structurally
superior, aesthetically pleasing and exceptionally durable.
many features incorporated in each Barnmaster building include:
o Rounded corners and edges
o Fire-resistant materials
o Chew-proof materials
o Stall guards
o 20-year roof warranty
o Lifetime kick-through warranty
o Wind-resistant design
o Feeder doors that open with one hand
o Sliding stall doors that can withstand a horse's kick.
has many options available for its custom-made, modular barns. The
architectural designs are nearly infinite, and the company has a
dedicated staff of consultants, designers and engineers to help
build the perfect barn to fit your needs. Owners of Barnmaster products
are reassured by the fact that the company stands behind all of
its quality products.
Barnmaster has two locations: the original facility in Lakeside,
California, and a second one in Midland, Texas. The Texas division
was opened in 1993 to accommodate the demand for the company's products.
Barnmaster also has more than 30 distributors across the country,
helping horsemen and -women build the made-to-order, modular barn
of their dreams. And because these barns are modular, the structures
can be easily expanded as the customer's needs grow and change.
All Barnmaster barns are low-maintenance and are available in a
variety of designs and colors.
"Barnmaster is proud to remain a part of APHA," said Miller.
"We hope that the relationship can continue through the years
APHA Executive Secretary Jim Kelley also wants the relationship
"We want to offer high-quality products to APHA's members,"
he said, "and Barnmaster's craftsmanship is unsurpassed."
about American Paint Horses and APHA
Since its founding 42 years ago, APHA has registered more than 760,000
horses. Currently, American Paint Horses are being registered at
APHA's Fort Worth, Texas, headquarters at a rate of about 60,000
horses each year. The association serves approximately 106,000 members,
who are located in every U.S. state, throughout Canada and in 39
other nations around the world.
APHA employs 155 people and has an operating budget of $15 million
for activities worldwide.
Among the many qualities that make Paint Horses desirable are their
sound conformation, versatile athletic ability, intelligence, calm
temperament, willing disposition and beautiful coat color patterns.
For more information about the American Paint Horse and APHA, visit
www.apha.com, or call (817) 834-2742, extension 788.