And the Winner is Team Appaloosa!

ribbon-toss.jpgAfter five very competitive events, a few weather episodes and lots of scoreboard watching, Team Appaloosa was officially declared the Champions of the 2007 Battle of the Breeds at Spruce Meadows in Calgary. Today’s trail class proved to be the difference, but every single point earned by each horse and rider/driver was critical. Our breed earned the admiration and respect of thousands of fans and made it to center stage at one of North America’s premier equestrian events. Feel free to offer your congratulations with a comment. These ladies proved that competition can be fun as well as rewarding. They are genuine ambassadors for the Appaloosa brand. Thanks to each of them and to the supporting cast that worked hard to keep things going. Participants are identified in the previous post.


  1. Lynette Thompson Said,

    September 8, 2007 @ 8:20 pm

    Congratulations to you all, you are truly an inspiration to us all. APPALOOSAS and APPALOOSA PEOPLE RULE!!!

    Steve, thank you so much for bringing us updates on this thrilling competition. You are also a great breath of fresh air to all of us battle worn Appaloosa lovers.

    William and Lynette Thompson

  2. Antoinette Szymanski Said,

    September 9, 2007 @ 6:17 am

    Congrats to Team Appaloosa! What an outstanding way to show the world what our appaloosas can do!

    You all are truly wonderful ambassadors for our breed. It would be an utter shame to lose sight of these accomplishments within the quagmire of our own infighting.

    Kudos to you all for embodying and truly exhibiting the appaloosa spirit!


  3. Richard Lankford Said,

    September 9, 2007 @ 10:09 am

    Congratulations to the ApHC team with the victory in Canada.

    It makes Appaloosa owners proud to have our horses excell against other breeds.

  4. Penny Whitehead Said,

    September 9, 2007 @ 5:54 pm

    Outstanding and thanks to all who participated and supported those in the competition. All should be very proud and I for one am for them and this great horse.

  5. Lynn Bliss Said,

    September 10, 2007 @ 12:08 pm

    Congratulations to Team Appaloosa! GREAT JOB!

    And thank you for keeping us updated about this interesting competition.

  6. Shelby Biddlecombe Said,

    September 10, 2007 @ 2:51 pm

    Congratulations Ladies on your much deserved Battle victory.

  7. Shelby Biddlecombe Said,

    September 10, 2007 @ 2:56 pm

    On behalf of the AHAA, I would like to thank you for representing the ApHC at the Spruce Meadows Masters last week. It was a pleasure having you at the EquiFair booth and there to cheer on the Battle Team. The blogspot coverage that you provided is far more extensive than this event has been covered in the past and it is greatly appreciated by all of us.

    Thanks again,
    Shelby Biddlecombe
    AHAA President

  8. Sandy Jirkovsky Said,

    September 10, 2007 @ 6:55 pm

    Congratulations TEAM APPALOOSA!! Once again you have shown the wonderful versatility and disposition of our breed. Congratulations on a job well done!!!

  9. Jodie LaRosh Said,

    September 11, 2007 @ 11:13 am

    Congratulations and Thank You to everyone involved with Team Appaloosa. What a great sense of accomplishment and pride you must have!

    Thanks also to the BlogSpot for sharing all the pictures and details. Nice to be made aware of what others are doing with their Appaloosas at such events.

  10. Rosalie Moffett Said,

    September 12, 2007 @ 8:27 am

    A great big CONGRATULATIONS to all the members of the team! You all did a great job in showing the world our fantastic horses. Give your horses a hug from me and a pat on the back for you also from me!

  11. wayne halabura Said,

    September 19, 2007 @ 6:40 pm

    What a great event to be a part of!. My daughter had the privledge of riding in the Jumping portion for Team
    Appaloosa and it will be a very special moment forever for our family. Thanks to all ot the Team and their sponsors and all the helping hands, Sincerely the Halabura Family

  12. Abby Said,

    January 18, 2008 @ 8:38 am

    I own Appaloosas and I was so happy to hear that they won! GREAT job ladies on showing off the wonderful Appaloosa breed!!!

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