ApHC Congratulates Winning Appaloosa and Rider with $50,000

The Appaloosa Honkin Hunter earned his weight and then some in dollars in the 2-year-old Hunt Seat Futurity at the Just For Pleasure Show in Perry, Georgia. Not only did the Appaloosa win awards and prize money from the class, the Appaloosa Horse Club bestowed an additional $50,000 to Honkin Hunter and his exhibitor Nancy Sue Ryan of Nocona, Texas!

Of the $50,000, Honkin Hunter’s owner, Jennifer Carter of Clarklake, Michigan, walked away with $10,000, and Nancy Sue Ryan won $40,000, thanks to the Appaloosa Excellence Program (APEX) and APEX Color payout respectively. APEX was developed to encourage owners to participate with their Appaloosas in open competition, and $10,000 payouts are certainly “encouraging.”

APEX $10,000 payouts are awarded to the winning Appaloosas in eight specific competitions at specific events, such as the Just For Pleasure and others such as cutting, reining and barrel futurities.

Honkin Hunter competed at Just For Pleasure like a pro, though a mere two months ago he made his show debut in Fort Worth, Texas, at the 2008 World Championship Appaloosa Show where he earned third palce in 2-year-old Snaffle Bit Hunter Under Saddle. This promising gelding, sired by The Hunter and out of Temons Tonka, was bred by Char-O-Lot Ranch, Myakka City, Florida.

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  1. Sandy Jirkovsky Said,

    December 14, 2008 @ 12:18 pm

    Congratulations to Nancy Sue and Jennifer Carter. This great win is sure to help the Appaloosa Hunt Seat Market! Way to go and thanks for representing our breed with such a great win!

  2. Richard Lankford Said,

    December 21, 2008 @ 8:41 am

    Congratulations to Nancy Ryan and Jennifer Carter on the really big win.
    This a great way to promote the Appaloosa horse and the Appaloosa Horse Club.

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