Important Decisions Made at ApHC Board of Directors Meeting
Declare Your Candidacy for the ApHC Board of Directors
ApHC Offering 5-Panel Testing
Equine Discounts Program: Impressive Cost Savings for ApHC Members!
Enter Seclusion Showdown Online Horse Show: ApHC-Sponsored Classes!
Stay Informed: National/Youth World Show
Enroll in ApHC's Saddle Log Program!
SSA Incentive Nomination Deadline Extended
Museum Seeking Appaloosa for 2020 Raffle
Follow These Registration Guidelines
Get Your Official ApHC Handbook
Leopard Complex (LP) Testing
Become a National & Youth World Show Sponsor!
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Appaloosa Coloring Pages
Important Decisions Made in Light of Pandemic at ApHC Board of Directors Meeting
MOSCOW, Idaho – As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the ApHC Board of Directors has agreed unanimously to waive qualifying for the 2020 Appaloosa World Championship Show to be held October 30 through November 7 in Fort Worth, Texas.
“We came at this decision the right way,” said ApHC President Ken Johnson. “We analyzed trends, gathered information, listened to our Members, debated it among ourselves, and resisted overtures to move too quickly. While this action will benefit our show exhibitors tremendously, it was imperative that we help our Regional Clubs as well, during these tough economic times.”
To that end, The Board of Directors also approved a plan to award an additional set of points for every regional show in 2020, including those already held. There will be no national point fees assessed on these additional set of points.
In an effort to help trail and endurance riders, the ApHC took the further step of approving a motion to waive mileage requirements for the 2020 ANCER and ANCCTR.
“Despite the serious challenges we are facing, these decisions are a win-win for all of our members,” Johnson added. “I want to commend our entire Board for their hard work and input in putting these necessary measures into place. They have worked tirelessly on behalf of the ApHC and its membership.”
The Board of Directors also approved a number of rule and bylaw changes which will be posted soon for review and comment.
Appaloosa Horse Club Joins NTRA Advantage Equine Benefits Program
"Our members can look forward to impressive cost savings with major companies like John Deere, Sherwin-Williams, Office Depot and Big Ass Fans. We would like to thank NTRA Advantage for the opportunity to offer these benefits to our dedicated Appaloosa enthusiasts.”
The ApHC cares about our members, exhibitors, trainers, owners, vendors and all those who support and attend our events. While these times are uncertain and challenging, we continue to move forward and plan for the future. We are preparing for the 73
National Appaloosa Show & 2020 World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, June 23
– July 3
, 2020. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation on a day by day basis, informing members as information becomes available and decisions are made. Please check our
National Show page
regularly for updates. Stay well, stay safe.
If you're under a stay-at-home order during this time, we hope you're getting a lot of hours in the saddle with your favorite Appaloosa! The Saddle Log and Driver and Disabled Rider/Driver Programs could be just the thing for you right now! It doesn't matter what type of riding you do! Showing.... trail riding.... barrel racing.... eventing.... Whatever your passion, why not receive some added recognition and cool prizes for the time you spend with your Appaloosa?
Make sure your registration application sails smoothly through the process by following these simple guidelines:
- Photos must be printed on photo quality paper. For quality insurance, we strongly suggest you have them printed at a print shop instead of printing them on a home printer. Photographs are not accepted by e-mail or copies on regular copy paper.
- Photographs must be on photo quality paper and not larger than 4x6 inches (10.2 cm x 15.2 cm).
- Photos should be sharp and clear.
- Please verify that the horse’s markings are all identifiable.
- Include close-ups of all Appaloosa characteristics.
- Include close-ups of small markings such as snips or heel marks.
- Include photos of brands or scars. The whole horse must be visible in the photos, including the ears, hooves, and tail. Don’t cut off your horses head when cropping photos!
Provide three options. Do not exceed 20 letters and spaces. Punctuation, special characters, numbers, or Roman numerals are not allowed.
Sex of foal:
Check the appropriate box. If gelded or spayed, list date of surgery.
Use a current registration application or fee schedule to determine fees.
If you aren’t a current year member, include a membership application or non-member fees.
Stallion Breeding Report:
Check to see that the owner of your foal’s sire has filed a Stallion Breeding Report, and that your mare’s name is listed on the report. Remind owners of non-Appaloosa stallions to file Stallion Reports as well.
Be sure the required one-time listing fee has been paid on all non-Appaloosa stallions and mares.
The sire and dam of your foal must have DNA on file with the ApHC. If your foal is to be parentage verified, the foal must also have DNA on file. Contact the ApHC or consult the current Official Handbook of the ApHC regarding DNA, HYPP and other genetic testing requirements.
For each mare bred, a Breeder’s Certificate must be completed by the stallion owner. Don’t tamper with the signatures or dates of breeding, as this will necessitate a new Breeder’s Certificate being submitted. Breeder’s Certificates which have missing, incorrect or incomplete information will cause delay processing the registration.
All lines with an “X” must contain proper signatures. Inadequate or omitted signatures will cause a delay in the processing of your registration.
If the applicant foal is to be registered to anyone other than the breeder, a completed transfer along with the appropriate fee must accompany the application.
Please refer to the Official Handbook of the ApHC for all rules and requirements for ApHC registration or contact the ApHC Registration Dept. at 208-882-5578, ext. 300.
Join the fun and support this year's National Appaloosa Show & World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show! There are opportunities for everyone.
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Make a positive impact for the Appaloosa we love... Declare Your Candidacy.
In 2020, ApHC Members will elect one representative from each of the following: Territory I, Territory II, Territory III, Territory IV, Territory V, and Territory VI, to the ApHC Board of Directors.
Each candidate must file Declaration of Candidacy, candidate resume, and a photo, on or before
July 31, 2020
in order for his/her name to be printed on the ballot.
Only ApHC members in good standing as of August 31, 2020 are eligible to vote.
Appaloosa Horse Club Now Offers 5-Panel Testing
The Appaloosa Horse Club offers 5-panel testing including PSSM1, HERDA, HYPP, MH, GBED. Owners can call the ApHC at (208) 882-5578 ext. 300 or click
to print an order form.
ApHC Sponsored Classes!
for Session #3 of the Seclusion Showdown Online Horse Show, presented by State Line Tack. Compete head to head with exhibitors across the country for custom ribbons and prizes with no entry fees! We are proud to be sponsoring two classes in this session, in which winners will receive a Gift Card and one-year subscription to
This session features a variety of Western classes, including Western pleasure, Western dressage, ranch riding, and more! Session #3 closes April 29.
With the goal to help members who may be feeling financial pressure from the Coronavirus pandemic, the Executive Committee unanimously agreed to extend the deadline 30 days for making second nomination payments into Stallion Service Auction incentive classes. Payments are now due
April 30, 2020
If you or someone you know would be interested in donating an Appaloosa, we'd love to hear from you. We have an "exhibit pasture" on the museum premises giving summertime visitors the opportunity to get acquainted with our breed. Tickets are sold throughout the year and the drawing is held (usually) in October. In exchange for your donation of a raffle/exhibit horse you can receive a tax deduction along with the gratitude of all who appreciate and support the Appaloosa Museum.
The Official 2020 Handbook of the Appaloosa Horse Club is now available.
to download yours or request a hard copy today!
Leopard Complex (LP) Testing
Horses eligible for Non-Characteristic (N) registration or registered as N and denied advancement after all properly completed advancement requirements have been submitted to the satisfaction of the Registrar may advance to Regular through Leopard Complex (LP) genetic testing if all of the following requirements are met.
1. Horse must be parentage verified and LP tested through ApHC-approved laboratory using ApHC-approved testing procedures;
2. The genetic sample used for the horse's parentage verification must also be used for the LP test;
3. The LP test results must be positive and will be noted as such on the horse's ApHC Certificate of Registration;
4. Properly completed genetic test request forms are available from the ApHC. A Genetic Testing Order form may also be submitted along with an application for registration.
Please contact the ApHC Registration Department at (208) 882-5578 ext. 300, for more information.
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