APHA Founder Rebecca Tyler Lockhart Passes
Rebecca Tyler Lockhart, the horsewoman responsible, in 1962, for founding the American Paint Horse Association, passed away peacefully in her home in Gainesville, Texas, on May 31, 2015.
Rebecca launched the effort to register & promote stock-type horses with excessive color by first forming the American Paint Stock Horse Association which was the precursor to the APHA.
As the association’s first secretary, Ms. Lockhart worked tirelessly to promote the Paint Horse & was a major catalyst in paving the way for Paints at show venues across the country.
Read more about Rebecca & her dedication to the Paint Horse that will live on in the arenas & breeding programs across the world in an article from Rachel Florman of the Paint Horse Journal, HERE.
Photo courtesy of the Paint Horse Journal