CAN-AM discussions

aphc-logo.jpgaphcc.jpgRepresentatives of ApHC and Appaloosa Horse Club of Canada are discussing ways to solidify the relationship between the two organizations. At the March board meeting, it was decided to extend an opportunity for ApHCC-registered horses to be registered with ApHC. The “invitation” would be in effect for at least a one-year period beginning July 1, 2008. There is ongoing discussion about how the International Registration Incentive Program might apply to ApHCC-registered horses and whether the program is of interest to Canadian owners.

A separate proposal currently on the table would allow class winners (champions) at the Canadian National Show to be automatically qualified for the ApHC World Show. These horses would need to be registered with ApHC prior to participating in the World Show and owners/exhibitors would need to be ApHC members. Part of the conversation then extended to whether ApHC should also automatically qualify winners of our own National Show and if World Show qualification could or should be offered to champions from, for example, the European Championships and other “National” shows in other parts of the world. As most of you know, winners at the World Show are currently given automatic qualifying for the next year’s World.

It is understood that regional club shows have been the normal/traditional route for World Show qualifying and that there may be some concern about taking away some of the incentive to participate locally. One related strategy that will be implemented in 2009, no matter what the decision happens to be about other countries, is a revised point system for qualifying. As with some other associations, the magic number of points required will be adjusted each year thereafter and will be determined using a formula that includes actual points earned in the previous year by horses in the top 10 or 20 from each class. Other factors, such as the number of shows with specific classes, average class size, etc., will also be part of the equation.


  1. Taryn Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 6:44 am

    I think a win at the Nationals should be an additional way of qualifying.
    As to allowing Canadian Champions to qualify for the Worlds, yes. But if it is allowed for one country, then it must be allowed for all. It is called WORLD Championship Show, isn’t it?

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    April 11, 2008 @ 9:17 am

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