ApHC Partners With Select Breeders Services, Inc.

ApHC stallion owners now have a unique opportunity to increase the presence of the Appaloosa horse internationally. The intent of this new program is to help Appaloosa stallion owners increase the volume of exports as well as expand the breeding options for International Affiliate members.

The ApHC Board of Directors voted at their March 2007 meeting to approve an International Registration Incentive Program that will create a much needed avenue for Appaloosa horses from select countries to be eligible for an international registration paper from the ApHC. These internationally papered Appaloosas would become an approved outcross breed, opening new markets for US stallion owners. To go into effect, this program will require a second affirmative vote by the Board of Directors at their July 2007 meeting.

The Select Breeders Services network, strategically located in key horse centers including: (KY, FL, TX, CA, UT, IN, MD) is the exclusive partner with the ApHC in this international venture. “The reputation of SBS in the equine industry is unparalleled,” according to Bill Thiel, ApHC Director, “SBS has an unparallel reputation for their dedication to quality as well as their professionalism throughout the entire process from freezing to export coordination. This is the first time we know of that a registry has designated a preferred provider for freezing equine semen – they are the logical choice for our owners.”

“On behalf of the SBS affiliates labs I want to express my appreciation to the ApHC for entrusting us to provide these critical services to their stallion owners. We look forward to working with the top Appaloosa stallions and assisting their owners with exporting frozen semen throughout the world,” noted Paul Loomis, President and Founder of Select Breeders Services.

Note: All stallions participating in the program must have their DNA on file in the ApHC office and must have a one-time transported semen permit. Stallion owners are encouraged to contact the registration department at (208-882-5578 ext. 300) for information on the transported semen rules. The Select Breeders Service network of affiliated laboratories will offer a 10% discount on freezing services for registered Appaloosa Horse Club stallions whose semen is intended to be exported. This offer is valid throughout calendar year 2007.

For more information on the freezing discount program, call Select Breeders at (410) 658-3328. For information on ApHC breeding rules, call (208) 882-5578 ext. 300.

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