2nd Consecutive Parade Sweepstakes – Calizona ApHC wins!

calparadeRiding in Nez Perce Heritage costume, the Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club won the “Equestrian Sweepstakes Award” in the Norco Valley Fair Parade held September 7 in the city of Norco, California for the second year in a row. Ten riders costumed in Nez Perce Indian regalia were joined by two others in Heritage of other eras riding their colored (and non colored) Appaloosas. The parade group included: Club President, Leslie Foxvog, Paul Foxvog, C.J. Brooks, Joe Brooks, Debbie Herzman, Evon Owens, Stephanie Vrabel, Larry Rawley, Danie Foxvog, Christy Wood, Steve Wood and Angila Gallagher. Club appreciation & thanks goes to CZ member, Debbie Herzman, for outfitting several of the group with her prized collection of costume pieces.

The Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club is the 2008 Regional Exemplary Award Winning Club. The club promotes horse owners to exhibit their horses as well as other breeds in a variety of diverse classes ranging from Western, English and Heritage. It is an important goal for Calizona to reach out to the public and the equine community with the focus on fun, family and friendship. The Club membership continues on a leading path to promote that the Appaloosa is a talented versatile breed, is family oriented and provides many benefits.

Calizona ApHC’s parade group will appear in the Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2010.

Leslie Foxvog
President Calizona ApHC


  1. Jeff Winkel Said,

    December 29, 2009 @ 3:58 pm

    An Appy owner as well. Thoroughly enjoyed your presentation on Equefest. Someone, should tell the announcers that the Apppaloosa was not only bred for stamina and color but for disposition as well. The hores were raised in camp and were used to transport women and children as well as warriors. The Appy had to have the right disposition to be around around such vital parts of the community.

  2. marcia Said,

    January 1, 2010 @ 11:02 am

    I cried when I saw all those beautiful app horses with costumed riders!!! I have a leopard app that I rescued and he is paired up with a deaf boy that is in our horse club and they have a great relationship. I wanted him to see the horse show and parade on television but he went out of town. I recorded the parade on Travel channel but they cut out your entry. I really would love to have a photograph of your group and am willing to pay for it. Maybe you could do a calendar or a photo and sell it to raise money – just an idea. Let me know if photos are available. Thanks.

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