In honor of the American Paint Horse Association’s 50th anniversary in 2012, HorseIllustrated.com is featuring some famous horses from the breed’s history.
Image courtesy APHA
Color Me Smart
Tuff Cat won two firsts and one second in the three go-rounds to capture the stallion class at the 1964 National Championship Show and earn the first APHA registration in 1965. The APHA was created in a merger between the APSHA and the American Paint Quarter Horse Association, which had been created to register non-solid offspring of registered AQHA parents.
Learn more about American Paint Horses in Horse Illustrated’s breed profile