FORT WORTH - Scot Jackson, of Stephenville, was recently elected to serve on the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) executive committee. His election came during the association’s 2006 Annual Convention and Membership meeting in San Antonio.

APHA is one of the largest and fastest-growing horse breed organizations in the world, registering new horses at a rate of 40,000 per year. The association currently includes 100,000 members and total registrations of nearly 900,000 horses. Paint Horses are recognized around the world for their colorful coat patterns, athleticism, disposition, and intelligence.

Jackson will serve as the Sixth Committee Member with six other dedicated APHA members to make up the newly-elected committee. He will eventually move up the Executive Committee to serve as President. This governing body sets APHA policy and is responsible for the association’s activities and fiscal integrity.

Jackson got his start in the horse industry in 1973 when he began showing horses for his father, Dr. Bill Jackson, who served as APHA President in 1993. Through the years Jackson has gained experience in many phases of the horse industry including training, showing and breeding American Paint Horses. Along with his horse management duties, Jackson has served five years as president for the Cross Timbers Paint Horse Club in Stephenville, Texas and chairman of the show and Contest Committee for APHA.

“I am looking forward to helping the association continue to advance the many activities and events,” Jackson said “including the World Championship Paint Horse Show which showcases nearly 2,000 horses each year. The show is held annually in Fort Worth and is APHA’s premier event.”

Jackson’s combination of leadership and industry experience give him a solid understanding of the Paint Horse industry.