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Circle Y of Yoakum becomes active in APHA activities

FORT WORTH, Texas-The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) recently welcomed Circle Y Saddles of Yoakum, a top-of-the-line saddle maker, as an official corporate partner.
Circle Y of Yoakum was a sponsor of APHA's 2002 World Championship Paint Horse Show, in which the company awarded saddles to winners in several of the event's categories. Now, Circle Y of Yoakum has increased its sponsorship to support the Association even more.
"All of APHA's focus and actions are geared toward expanding the Association and highlighting the American Paint Horse," said Lynn Paris, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Circle Y of Yoakum. "At Circle Y, we like to see that APHA is an ever-growing association involved in promoting a variety of disciplines. That promotion is reflective of our business because we make saddles for all disciplines."
Among the programs that Circle Y will support are:
" APHA's World Championship Paint Horse Show-Circle Y gives away award saddles during the World Show.
" Ride America®-Circle Y supports APHA's recreational riding program by providing products for top achievers who log significant hours on their Paint Horses.
" Trail rides-Circle Y recently became involved in this aspect of APHA, and has made a commitment to expand it in the future.
" Year-End Awards-Circle Y provides saddles and gifts for those who have achieved the highest level in their disciplines.
"Bringing a new partner on board such as Circle Y is a welcome addition to our growing list of corporate support," said Jim Kelley, executive secretary of APHA. "They've given us great support at the World Show, and we look forward to working with them on further endeavors."
In business for 42 years, Circle Y of Yoakum maintains several manufacturing facilities in the Yoakum, Texas, area. The company produces thousands of saddles each year for Western pleasure riders, park and trail riders, barrel racers, cutters and ropers, to name only a few of the types of customers who benefit from their quality products.
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About APHA and Paints
Since its founding 41 years ago, APHA has registered more than 720,000 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 more than 104,000 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
, or call (817) 834-2742, extension 788.


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