Colorful Appaloosas earn green through Color Incentive Fund

What’s an Appaloosa’s favorite color? Green—and Appaloosas across the nation are earning plenty of money with the Appaloosa Horse Club’s (ApHC’s) Performance Permit Color Incentive Fund. More than $45,000 was awarded to owners and breeders of 78 Appaloosas that competed in 2008.

Performance Permit Color Incentive Fund payout is divided into 20 divisions; the first 19 divisions, one for each ApHC zone, are for regional show competitors, and the final division is split between ApHC racing and distance programs.

Want to get in on the action? The only requirement is to show a regularly (#) registered Appaloosa in ApHC-approved shows, and watch as the points and dollars add up!
The Performance Permit Color Incentive Fund is a direct benefit of the Performance Permit program, which allows non-characteristic Appaloosas to compete in ApHC-approved and sponsored events. The permit remains effective for the life of the horse once it is issued, regardless of ownership changes.

Appaloosas must be parentage verified through DNA analysis by an ApHC-approved laboratory before a Performance Permit is issued. The original certificate of registration, current photographs of the horse, and applicable fees must be submitted to the ApHC along with the permit application, which are available through the ApHC and its official Web site An updated certificate of registration will be returned to the horse owner once the permit is issued.

For all of the of the details regarding the Color Incentive Fund and Performance Permits, visit or call the ApHC Performance Department at 208-882-5578 ext. 400.


  1. Carol Taufmann Said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 6:04 pm

    will the ApHC put out in print the names of the people that received the money? and how much?

  2. Steve Said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 11:41 am

    Yes, they will be published in the July Journal.

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