Finding aid for the South Dakota Paint Horse Club Records
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South Dakota Paint Horse Club Records
2.84 linear feet [2 record boxes, 2 document cases]
Name of Creator(s)
South Dakota State University
Open. This material does not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Name of item, Collection identifier, box #, folder #, Collection Title, South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.
The South Dakota Paint Horse Club is a non-profit regional club affiliated with the American Paint Horse Association. South Dakota Paint Horse Club was formed in 1970 in Rapid City, South Dakota to show paint horses, an American horse breed classified by color patterns which resemble white splotches with a mix of commonly dark colors. Throughout the span of South Dakota Paint Horse Club, many shows, auctions, meetings, newsletters, and tapes were produced. In 2021, the South Dakota Paint Horse Club was disbursed. Folders include mostly newsletters, newspaper articles, laws, memorandums, correspondence, and directories.
In the spring of 1970, I.J. Carey and others founded the South Dakota Paint Horse Club, a direct affiliate of the American Paint Horse Association. I.J. Carey became President of the South Dakota Paint Horse Club for three years, before becoming National Director and Secretary Treasurer, respectively.
South Dakota Paint Horse Club acts as a non-profit organization to promote the special breed of paint horses, an American horse breed mixed with white splotches and common dark colors. South Dakota Paint Horse Club’s foundation revolves around the promotions of the paint horse, and are provided through vast production of newspapers, television ads, and magazines. Furthermore, promotion continued through the use of horse shows, fairs, auctions, and races which produced awards of money and memorabilia both locally and nationally, directly impacted membership and interest in South Dakota Paint Horse Club.
Of the most impactful contributions the South Dakota Paint Horse Club includes the paint horse shows and the “Hoofprints” newsletter, which started in 1975 and is composed of the current officers, directors, show dates, futurity, overall meeting notes, sales, and financial statements. Due to financial burdens, the South Dakota Paint Horse Club was disbanded in 2021, leaving a legacy behind the image of the paint horse breed. CONTENTs note
Scope and Content
This collection is composed of local and national records of the South Dakota Paint Horse Club. Folders include newsletters, programs, futurity reports, show records, auction records, meeting minutes, directories, newspaper articles, correspondence, financial statements, memorandums, and audiocassettes.
- I.J. Carey
- South Dakota Paint Horse Club
- American Paint Horse
- Horse shows
- Handbooks and manuals
- Minutes (Records)
- Records and correspondence