Become a part of our Legacy
We are proud of our past. The American Paint Horse breed can trace its
survival to Rebecca Lockhart of Ryan, Oklahoma. A woman of true grit and
determination, she stood up to the prevailing horse establishment in the middle
half of the last century.
Did you know that many people at that time considered the Paint Horse to be
inferior, simply because of its colorful pattern, and some even destroyed foals?
Lockhart put an end to that by proving that Paints could excel in multiple fields
and events. She founded our organization in 1962 and registered the first Paint
at her kitchen table.
Today, APHA—the outstanding organization she formed—is close to reaching 1
million registrations. The story of the Paint Horse is one of triumph over
adversity, victory over discrimination, and proof that hard work can lead to
success. Help us preserve the legacy of the American Paint Horse.
And add your name to the list of pioneers who helped establish and nurture this