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Marked For Greatness

Marked For Greatness

The official podcast of the American Paint Horse Association. Bringing you Paint Horse stories and news from across the globe. Co-hosted by Dr. Billy Smith, Executive Director of the APHA, and Steven Hayes, Chief Marketing Officer of the APHA.
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Meet The Newest Members of the APHA Board of Directors
Dr. Billy Smith and Steven Hayes catch up with the newly elected Board of Directors members, Diane Alves and Monika Hagen, to discuss their new roles with APHA. Plus, an inside look at their back grounds and Monika being the first European board member. The APHA Board of Directors leads the future of APHA and we are thrilled to have Diane and Monika bring their expertise to the Board.  
April 2, 2021
2021 Convention Highlights w/ APHA's President
Dr. Billy Smith and Steven Hayes sit down with APHA's newly elected President, Alison Umberger. They discuss Allison's background and what she is looking forward to the most in her presidency term. Plus, an inside look at the first ever 2021 virtual convention. 
March 30, 2021
Certified Horsemanship Association with Christy Landwehr
Dr. Billy Smith and Steven Hayes are joined by the Executive Director of the Certified Horsemanship Association. They discuss the partnership APHA and CHA have formed, as well as the benefits of being a Certified Horseman. 
March 23, 2021
Change Your Game: Mental Management Tips For Showing Your Horse
In this episode, Dr. Billy Smith and Steven Hayes sit down with "Heart of a Champion" author and WPRA World Champion Tie Down Roper, Donene Taylor. Donene give us insists to better mental performance in and out of the arena and how to maintain a winning mindset. Whether you are headed to the APHA World Championship Show or a local jackpot, this is an episode you can't afford to miss! 
July 16, 2020
Youthful Wisdom - Marked For Greatness #4
In this Episode, we sit down with Treylyn Hancock, AjPHA Secretary and Megan McMullen, APHA's Director of Youth. Treylyn gives us an inside look into her thought process as she prepares for shows and walks into the arena. She also shares a few of her memories of Paint Horse shows and the first time she met Dr. Smith. Megan talks about the AjPHA convention held in the Fort Worth Stockyards this year and what the future looks like for the Youth of APHA. As the saying goes, "kids say the darndest things" and this episode won't disappoint. Get ready to laugh!
May 27, 2020
Marked for Greatness Episode #3 - A Judges Perspective
Have you ever wondered what the judges are thinking during major events? In this episode, Dr. Billy and Steven talk to APHA's Director of Judges, Shows, and Education, David Dellin, along with APHA certified judge and all-around trainer John Briggs. Dave and John give their perspective on judging APHA's new E-Shows and major events. Plus, we debunk a few judging myths we hear on occasion. Cinch up, and jump on. We've got one heck of a show. 
May 11, 2020
Marked For Greatness #2 (Breeding and Registration Rules)
On this episode, Co-hosts Steven Hayes and Dr. Billy Smith welcome special guest Jessica Hein, APHA Senior Director of Membercare and Publications, along with APHA members and breeders, the Kooiker family. The Kooikers' give us a little history into their breeding program, where they see it going, and how they feel on the newly passed registration rules. Jessica fills us in on the process for getting your horse registered under this new rule change, along with some of the feedback the MemberCare team has received. When it comes to breeding American Paint Horses, this is an episode you don't want to miss! 
April 29, 2020
Marked For Greatness #1
Welcome to the first Marked For Greatness podcast! In this episode, Co-hosts Steven Hayes and Dr. Billy Smith dive into what the American Paint Horse Association is up to during the COVID-19 quarantine and what the future could look like. They also talkabout the decision making that goes into upcoming events,  such as the upcoming Youth World Show. Gain some insight into what the APHA has going on with some fun sprikled in!
April 22, 2020