George Hatley Award winner announced

The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) would like to congratulate Leslie Foxvog of Phelan, Calif., the 2009 recipient of the George Hatley Award.

Leslie has been an ApHC member for over 10 years, and actively promotes the Appaloosa breed. She is a member of several Regional Clubs in her area, and is currently the Calizona ApHC’s president. Leslie has been instrumental in Calizona ApHC’s two consecutive wins for the ApHC’s Regional Exemplary Award, which offers Regional Clubs the opportunity to win prizes and recognition by displaying the club’s efforts to promote the Appaloosa breed.

Leslie is also an active member of the Cal-Western ApHC, soon to be known as the Western States Appaloosa Association. In 2009, the Cal-Western elected her as the 2008 Appaloosatarian of the Year for her tireless effort promoting the breed, the club and its events.

While her contributions to the Appaloosa have been notable in the past decade, Leslie went above and beyond the call of duty in 2009. Leslie championed for the Calizona ApHC parade group to be a part of the 121st Tournament of Roses Parade with the theme “A Cut Above the Rest,” which will be featured live on national television Jan. 1, 2010. The group will ride Appaloosas with varying color coat patterns and will be costumed in authentic Nez Perce Indian costumes for both men and women, along with related accoutrements—an excellent opportunity to display the breed’s history and heritage.

The George Hatley Award, named in honor of one of the ApHC’s founders, is decided annually by the Board of Directors in an effort to recognize an individual in the Appaloosa industry who contributed significantly to the growth and promotion of the Appaloosa breed within the past year.

Congratulations, Leslie!

1 Comment

  1. Tom Hodges Said,

    December 17, 2009 @ 3:27 pm

    Congratulations Leslie!!!! You deserve this recognition and much more.
    Keep up the good work.

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