Greetings from Fort Worth

The 2010 World Championship Appaloosa Show (as in the freshly painted sign on the rail at John Justin Arena) is about to begin here in Fort Worth. Events run from Friday the 22nd through Saturday the 30th. A nice mix of classes on the first day…horsemanship, stump race, pleasure, cow horse, reining, cutting, saddle seat, etc. Most exhibitors have moved in and are putting the finishing touches on stall decorations, getting horses prepped and maybe catching a nap before the schedule gets serious.

If you can’t make it in person, be sure to check out the webcam option for viewing the show. Click on the World Show icon at the bottom of the home page of, then click the “webcam” link.

By the way, in case you didn’t know it, the ApHC has the very best show management team and support staff in the industry. I’m always amazed by the thousands of details and countless unseen chores that get handled without anyone else having to worry. Thanks to all of these folks — and to our intrepid exhibitors — it will be a great show.

Categories: World Show


  1. Penny Whitehead Said,

    October 21, 2010 @ 8:57 am

    I wish staff a smooth operation and all the participants a great show and I will watch as much of it as I can, especially classes with friends competing.

  2. Talea Metivier Said,

    October 21, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    Good luck to everyone! Now I’m going to have to check the schedule and make sure I get to watch the cutting, reining & cow horse classes! I’m excited!

  3. Penny Whitehead Said,

    October 22, 2010 @ 9:40 am

    Am hesitant to make a critical comment here but have to say, I have been keeping up with the show so far, was disappointed that the video camera didn’t follow the action in the Camas Race as they did in some of the riding class performances of individuals.
    Also, I have been on all morning mostly at the webcam site for the Watt arena and cutting and have had some time since I could view anything, only a black screen. I have waited since first class to watch a friend perform and also, no indentification of what class is on the webcam. Just some thoughts for maybe better coverage next year.

  4. Steve Said,

    October 24, 2010 @ 11:49 am

    Sorry about that, but it was a blown amplifier and some other technical issues with the facility. Believe it or not, it wasn’t our fault.

  5. Penny Whitehead Said,

    October 27, 2010 @ 4:53 am

    Thanks Steve, never know whose fault somthing is until you inquire or let somebody know something is wrong. At the same time our ISP was also messing up and I missed my favorite class but that is no yours or my fault either. Have a good show and still wish there was a way on the small screen of the webcam or somewhere else to let viewers know which class is on the cam. Thanks.

  6. Carrie Giannandrea Said,

    November 3, 2010 @ 8:29 am

    Why was Cleve Wells allowed to participate in the World Show?

    Has his AQHA suspension been lifted?

    Did anyone check?

    Doesn’t the ApHC have a rule stating we uphold suspensions from the AQHA?

    From the 2010 Handbook, Rule 20H..Disciplinary Reciprocity?

  7. Jessica Smith Said,

    November 4, 2010 @ 10:41 am

    I am wondering why we have Cleve Wells allowed in our show ring and even winning! This is very upsetting and I would like to know what is being done to fix it. Thanks for any info you can give. It is much appreciated.

  8. Steve Said,

    November 17, 2010 @ 10:30 am

    As I’ve relayed to a few folks, reciprocity is not as automatic as it may sound. The executive committee has discussed the question but hasn’t reached a total conclusion.

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