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.
The Cinderella Story
In this episode, Dr. Billy Smith and Steven Hayes are joined by Sunny Bates, APHA's Manager of Business Development - Chrome Cash, and cutting star Kenli Marvin. Sunny gives us an inside look at the Chrome Cash program, highlights the huge payouts for Chrome Cash competitors during the NCHA Futurity, and shares new features for the program in 2022. The 2018 NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular Non Pro Champion Kenli Marvin tells us all about her own Cinderella story, her tobiano mare Cinderella Cat. With Cinderella Cat as the launching pad, Kenli has developed her own breeding program centered around that flashy chrome and cow-horse talent, with plans to continue to cash in on APHA's Chrome Cash incentives across the country and at the APHA World Show this summer.
$350K in Halter Classes! What!?!
In this episode, Dr. Billy Smith and Steven Hayes sit down with Matt Arias, APHA's Director of Advertising and Incentive Programs, and two APHA competitors, Dr. Jennifer Jubb and Kelley Wainscott. They discuss The Lonestar Gathering, which consisted of primarily Halter classes and the $16,000 check Dr. Jubb left the arena with. Plus, we get an in depth look at the Platinum and Gold programs APHA offers to their Halter competitors and how easy it is to get involved. If you like huge payouts, do yourself a favor and listen to this episode of the Marked For Greatness Podcast.
Becoming a "Model" APHA Member
In this episode, Dr. Billy Smith and Steven Hayes sit down with Jessica Hein, APHA's Director of Membercare and Editor of Chrome Magazine, to discuss the upcoming fall Chrome issue, which is the highly anticipated fashion edition. They are joined by the six Chrome model search winners who will be featured in the upcoming issue! Get a sneak peak to who the models are and where they come from. All the models are APHA members and were voted on by their peers. Be on the look out for Chrome Magazine hitting your mailboxes early November!
Cowboy Content with Cowboy Channel GM, Jeff Medders
In this episode, Dr. Billy Smith and Steven Hayes sit down with National Finals Rodeo TV Producer and General Manager of the Cowboy Channel, Jeff Medders. They get an inside look on how a kid from Oklahoma got involved in TV production. Plus, a look into all the things western fans can come to expect from the Cowboy Channel over the coming months. An exciting episode you don't want to miss!
Leadership and Time Management w/ Laurie Roden
In this episode of the Marked For Greatness Podcast, Dr. Billy Smith and Steven Hayes sit down with Laurie Roden. Laurie is the President of Field Services for HDR Inc, one of the world's leading industrial and construction consulting firms. Mrs. Roden also Chairs the American Paint Horse Foundation Board and is a many time APHA World Champion. Laurie shares her leadership philosophies, along with how she is able to manage her time both personally and in business. In a world full of specialization, Laurie takes a different approach to being involved with the equine industry. From barrels to western pleasure, Laurie has a foot in a multitude of equine disciplines. Grab a cup of coffee and join us as we get to know a fascinating leader!
Versatility and Community w/ Kelly Boles Chapman
In this episode, Dr. Billy Smith and Steven Hayes sit down with APHA Board of Directors member, Kelly Boles Chapman. Kelly is involved in all things equine and agriculture. Billy and Steven get her insights on not only the equine community, but the ag industry as a whole and all the overlap that usually occurs. They also discuss the upcoming foundation auction event during the APHA World Show, plus the IEA/APHA partnership and the event IEA will be having during the World Show in Fort Worth, June 25 - July 11.