Appaloosa in Inaugural Parade

We received a fun note from Sally Altenbernt, ApHC member from Michigan, who will be riding her Appaloosa in next week’s Presidential Inaugural Parade.

Greetings. I am riding a registered ApHC mare, My Executive Fantasy, in the Inaugural Parade. Our mare is by Easy Payoff, a son of The Executive, out of Rock Me, who is a daughter of Rock Star. I am honored to ride a mare that was bred and raised on our small farm, and a result of my husband’s years of experience with the breed. I am riding with the Michigan Multi-Jurisdictional Drill Team and Color Guard. Although I am riding with my neighborhood watch, the Augusta Township Mounted Patrol, I am also a reserve deputy in the Mounted Division of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department with this same mare.

In the photo of three of our horses, Fantasy is on the left, ridden by my husband; Ms Bright Glows Exec in the middle, and my old mare Boots, with me aboard on the right. The blade you see is the University of Michigan’s Life Flight helicopter. We were on three of the four horses that didn’t spook when the copter landed.

Sally Altenbernt

More images of the mounted patrol can be seen at:


  1. Vicki Gaudreau Said,

    January 15, 2009 @ 7:10 pm

    What a great promotion & exposure for our Apps! 🙂

    Sally’s group, Augusta Township Mounted Patrol, will have on black jackets with the patrol logo in yellow, on the back.

  2. Lynette Thompson Said,

    January 16, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

    Congratulations and I will be watching for you. It’s always more exciting to watch a parade when you have someone to watch for. Get pictures, the museum would love them.

    Lynette Thompson,ApHC Museum Treasurer

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