Appaloosas Represented at Southern California Event

We were delighted to get the following report from Erin Farnsworth, a board member for Cal Western Appaloosa Horse Show Association:

“I just wanted to pass along that Cal-Western was represented very well at the ETI (Equestrian Trails Incorporated) National Show and Convention the last weekend in July, at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. We had a great location right in the center of three arenas, with different events going on. There were several people showing Appaloosa horses at this show. I personally had the chance to speak with several of these exibitors, as I handed out highest-placing-Appaloosa ribbons to many of them. There were a lot of questions and interest in our breed. The ApHC gave us plenty of great materials to pass out, which, along with a C-WA directory, were given to each high-placing Appaloosa.

“A big thanks to Steve Wood who sat at the C-WA booth ALL WEEKEND!! Also congratulations to Steve on winning the “grooms class” on one fine Appaloosa, if I do say so myself!! He had a great ride!

“All in all, I saw Appaloosas showing in all divisions of competition. There were people with our directories all over the grounds, and the announcers even read a little bit about C-WA when announcing the high-placing Appaloosa. I hope to see some new members as a result.

“It was a great weekend–thanks to all who helped.”

The Appaloosa Horse Club also thanks all who helped put our breed into the spotlight at this California event. A salute to our breed ambassadors!


  1. Debbie Herzman Said,

    August 1, 2007 @ 12:04 pm

    Thanks Steve & Erin for getting out there & promoting our spots! the ETI nationals is a great even and brings together all types of horses and exhibitors to compete in a large number of classes.

    only sorry i didn’t get a chance to get to the show this year.

  2. Penny Whitehead Said,

    August 9, 2007 @ 12:56 pm

    So good to read. Born in L.A. and a long time member and supporter of all things horse and especially proud of a long association with E.T.I., from age 16 until the move to Washington state at age 40, it is good to read about this event. And so very good to read a large facility hosted it and this breed was put on “parade”.

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