Stepps partners with APHA for 2003 World Show
WORTH, Texas-Pro Stepps, which produces products geared toward improving
the appearance of horses, has agreed to partner with the American
Paint Horse Association (APHA) to put on the 2003 World Champion
Paint Horse Show.
Pro Stepps, which has been in business for seven years, began with
Paint Horses in mind. The very first line of horse care products
was actually created for World Champion Paint Horse mare The Enchantress,
according to Pro Stepps founder and owner Karen Stepp. Among the
products designed for the Paint Horse were shampoos, conditioners
and finishing sprays.
"This business began because of Paints," said Stepp, who
owns five Paint Horses and is an APHA member. "I developed
these products with a chemist because there was nothing out there
I liked. Our first horses to use the products were Paints."
Pro Stepps provides products that are design to not only enhance
a horse's appearance, but also to help provide the horse with healthy
skin and hair. The products have been tested, formulated and modified
throughout the years to become the highest quality horse-grooming
products on the market, said Stepp.
"We try each product out for at least a year before we release
it on the market," Stepp said. "We also consider feedback
once it is on the market to modify it and make it the best product
it can be."
"We've always enjoyed our relationship with Pro Stepps, and
it is just being solidified even more by their commitment to the
World Show," said APHA Executive Secretary Jim Kelley.
For more information about Pro Stepps grooming products, visit the
company Web site at www.prostepps.com, or call (888) 978-3777.
About APHA and Paints
Since its founding 40 years ago, APHA has registered more than 728,000
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.
more information about the American Paint Horse and APHA, visit
, or call (817) 834-2742, extension 788.