Board of Directors meeting notes

July 6, 2008

National/Youth Shows
The Board of Directors will gather input and consider swapping schedules so that the National Show (open and non-pro) is held during the first week and the Youth World is the second week. Part of the reason for considering such a move is to give youth exhibitors more of a break between the end of school and the shows. There are also conflicts with mandated testing in some states.

Appaloosa Foundation
A new 501(c)(3) foundation will be formed to provide ApHC members with expanded opportunities to invest in research, education, youth programs and other charitable activities.

Breed Standard
The Planning & Review Committee will update the currently inactive breed standard for inclusion in the Appaloosa Handbook.

World Qualifying Points
A group of directors is looking at possible adjustments to the number of points required to qualify for the World Show. It is being suggested that points be adjusted annually to more appropriately reflect the level of competition in various classes and categories.

International Registration Incentive Program
The board accepted the Asociacion del Caballo Appaloosa de Mexico as an approved registry for the international incentive program.

Foundation Pedigree
Beginning in 2009, and every 10 years thereafter, the minimum percentage of FPD eligibility will increase incrementally by requiring one additional horse in the preceding four generations of the applicant horse to be registered with the ApHC; that is 23 out of 30 beginning in 2009, then 24 out of 30 beginning in 2014, and so on.

Horses may enter the FPD program at the percentage level requirements that were in place at the time of their birth.

Approved administration guidelines for Omeprazole (GastroGard or UlcerGard).

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1 Comment

  1. Diana Olson Said,

    July 17, 2008 @ 1:10 pm

    I want to thank the ApHC for sponsoring the Cowboy Mounted Shooting match at this years Nationals. Though the 24 hour drive from Tucson, AZ wasn’t the most fun I’ve have, the show was! For the most part the shooters were not experienced “show” folks, but the club welcomed them with open arms. From the office staff to Alpha in the stall office, everyone was very helpfull. The crowd in the stands stayed through our match Friday night, and we also had a good crowd during our eliminations in the afternoon. I was approached by a mulitude of folks asking questions about our sport and the appaloosas we compete on. As always, I end every conversation about mounted shooting with my farm motto, “Get SPOTTED at a shoot!” Again, thank you for having us be a part of the show.

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