Team Appaloosa

The 2008 Battle of the Breeds at Spruce Meadows concluded with a lively and lavish parade of all 14 teams that competed. For the first time in the 19 year history of the battle, Team Mule came out on top. Despite having a bit of “other” luck this year, Team Appaloosa has been the champion six times since 1990.

In the parade photo, from front to back: Jessie Halabura, Saskatoon, SK; Denice Jones, Sherwood Park, AB; Sherry Gresko, Leduc, AB; and Lynn Johnson, Rimbey, AB. These folks, and their horses, are terrific ambassadors for the breed and their hard work is greatly appreciated. Thanks ladies!

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  1. Lynn Johnson Said,

    September 9, 2008 @ 10:15 pm

    I would like to thank Steve for coming up to Spruce Meadows and cheering on the team this year. Also I would like to thank all our
    fans. Even though we had some bad luck this year we learned
    from our mistakes and are ready to come back next year to battle
    hard. I congradulate team mule with their win, I have competed
    with them for the last 11 years and they have worked very hard.
    A special thanks goes out to my team mates – at least we were the best dressed team. Also thanks to our sponsors – Farmway Machinery and Masterfeeds. Thanks to our grooms and coaches.

  2. Penny Whitehead Said,

    September 15, 2008 @ 4:04 pm

    I congratulate all the winners, do love mules by the way and especially those who represented the Appaloosa. You can’t always be the winner but in the eyes for Appaloosa lovers they were winners.
    I had the fortune of meeting some of our neighbors from North of us this March in Moscow at a Territory/Zone meeting put together by who was to become my Director, Lynette Thompson and long time Palouse Empire Appaloosa Club member Sandy Jones, both of Washington State. Fine job, great meeting, great host you were Steve and thanks all who attended, it was great fun and interesting and a lot of ground was covered and opinions shared, all in favor of this breed and the registry.

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