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National & Youth World buckles

aphc-flyer-may-09-hi1Fully engraved, customized buckles for the 62nd National Appaloosa Show and the 2009 Youth World Show are available from our partners at Montana Silversmiths. These are specifically for anyone who earned a championship, reserve championship or Top Ten placing at either show.

For more information and to receive an order form, contact awards@appaloosa.com. I’m assuming we’ll have a downloadable form on the website very soon. If I can remember how to include one here, I’ll certainly do that as well.

Champion and Reserve buckles are $250; Top Ten buckle is $240. Price includes UPS ground delivery anywhere in the continental U.S. International shipping is extra.

5 Comments

  1. Susan T Said,

    July 10, 2009 @ 6:49 pm

    The Gist buckles a little over $100 (the APHA top ten buckles are $140) – so I was shocked when I saw that we now have Montana Silversmith and have to order from the App club and pay $240 or $250. I was so excited about my res ch and wanted to get a buckle, but not for $250!!!!!!

  2. Susan T Said,

    July 10, 2009 @ 6:55 pm

    Sorry, I meant to ask, why in the world did we change buckle suppliers when it was going to cost your exhibitors so much more in a tough economy? Or it the ApHC getting the difference – I notice that most of the trophy buckles on the Montana website are $150.

  3. Lora Said,

    July 12, 2009 @ 12:37 pm

    I’ve also been wondering why the club switched from Gist. The Gist Buckles were a much better quality and value.

  4. Shelby Said,

    July 13, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

    I was wondering the same thing Susan, why we left Gist. As a past Regional Club Director, I can say that Gist was great to deal with when ordering our year end awards. And they offered us (the Regional Clubs)a great deal on volume orders. Not to mention that their buckles were outstanding. I can only hope that Montana Silversmiths will be offering a simular deal on a simular quality product. Steve, can you enlighten us at all?

  5. Sara Said,

    July 13, 2009 @ 10:56 pm

    I was also upset when the ApHC switched from Gist to Montana Silversmith. I think the Gist buckles were a much higher quality.

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