APHA Announces Ride America Awards

FORT WORTH, (APHA) — The American Paint Horse Association’s (APHA) Ride America program recently announced its 2011 “Saddle Stars” for the association’s 14 worldwide zones.

This year-end award is given to the rider in each zone who logs the most hours annually (January 1-December 31). The Saddle Stars for 2011 are:

Zone 1 – Sassy Sugar Pride and Christina Klein of Yakima, Washington

Zone 2 – Docs Solid Impression and Sue Dekalb of Gilroy, California

Zone 3 – Aces Triple Fire and Cheryl Payne of Colorado City, Colorado

Zone 4 – Sparks A Dancin and Kent Midgett of Robstown, Texas

Zone 5 – RPL Decisive Angel and Cindy Anderson of Milton, Wisconsin

Zone 6 – Shilohs Triple Spots, Jamars Spots and Sheza Sierra Gold with Deanna Boyd of Mena, Arkansas

Zone 7 – Imprint Miakoda Clu and Dudesmidnight Satinka with Barbara Savoy of Reinolds, Pennsylvania

Zone 8 – Zip A Tat Tat and Shirley Hart of Leesburg, Ohio

Zone 9 – HR Kidnights Clu and Kidnight Color Design with Tammy Dobek of Marianna, Florida

Zone 10 – Socketts High Socks, Miss Tin Dancer, and Miami Ink with Ainsley Nickel of Codette, Saskatchewan, Canada

Zone 11 – Mae West Holliday and Lysane Cree of Kanesatake, Province du Quebec, Canada

Zone 12 – Allstar Crash Hancock and Stephen Cox of Carbury-County, Kildare, Ireland

Zone 13 – none

Zone 14 – HMF Perception and Lee Ann Hall of Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

The Ride America program is designed for anyone riding an American Paint Horse. Program participants enroll their horse and log their hours in the saddle, moving up through the 14 achievement levels—from 100 to 10,000 hours—with those hours permanently recorded on the horse’s official lifetime performance record. Participants also earn patches, certificates of achievement and discounts on Ride America clothing, tack

and trail riding accessories. To find out more about Ride America, see APHA.com/rideamerica or call (817) 222-6439.