The American Paint Horse Association recognizes the states and provinces of Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington as Zone One – one of 14 APHA zones internationally. Each year, APHA acknowledges the top five exhibitors competing at APHA-approved shows held within each Zone. Zone One, as a council, is comprised of participating clubs in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho and together they host the Zone One APHA Horse Show every August.
To facilitate planning of the Zone One show, member clubs appoint delegates (and alternates) to the Zone One council to represent their APHA regional club. Zone One meetings are held in conjunction with the North West Co-ordinating Committee (NWCC) meetings in December and January.
Each year, at their December meeting, delegates appoint a chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer and three directors at large to form the Zone One board of directors. A show committee is also convened.
APHA members in Zone One are also represented by regional club delegates to NWCC, whose primary purpose to co-ordinate APHA show dates and judges and recognize outstanding competitive achievements at approved shows within Zone One, and by APHA directors who are elected by APHA members.
2018 ZONE OFFICERS
Chair Niki Abila-Slaterly [SWWPHC] Vice Chair Mary Anne Black [SRPHC] Secretary Kory Kumar [WSPHC] Treasuer Kathy Tuttle King [SWWPHC] Directors at Large Shannon O’Dell, Linda Vance, Corey Ingle