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Calizona ApHC wins Best Equestrian Entry on 4th of July

calzonaparade.pngRiding in Nez Perce Heritage costume, the Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club won the “Best Equestrian Entry” in the Moreno Valley Family Fun Festival and 4th of July Parade held July 4 in the city of Moreno Valley, California. The six costumed members riding their colored Appaloosas included: Club President, Leslie Foxvog, C.J. Brooks, Stephanie Vrabel, Paul Foxvog, Danie Foxvog, and Diane Dodd with thanks going to CZ member, Debbie Herzman, for outfitting the group with her prized collection of costume pieces. Announcers along the parade route read the following:

“The Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club is an Exemplary Award Winning Club with 55 years of existance-making it the oldest in the Nation. The club allows horse owners to exhibit their horses as well as other breeds in a variety of diverse classes ranging from Western, English and Heritage. It is an important goal for Calizona to reach out to all breeds in the equine community with the focus on fun, family and friendship. The Appaloosa’s history dates back to the 18th century. The Nez Perce Indians bred spotted or blanketed horses known for their intelligence, strength and beauty. This horse has created so much history, it is known as Idaho’s State Horse! Presenting the “Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club.” “

This is the third year that Calizona has participated in Moreno Valley’s parade and the first win for the Club.

Leslie Foxvog
President Calizona ApHC

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