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Look for Spots in the Tournament of Roses Parade themed “Find Your Adventure”

Press Release - 2012 RP Entry 45The Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club’s Parade group will once again bring the adventures of the Nez Perce and the Appaloosa breed’s ancestral past to those in the present with a ride down famous Colorado Blvd in Pasadena, California for the Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2016.

This year’s Rose Parade is themed “Find Your Adventure” and is a unique partnership with the U.S. National Park Service to help shine light on the centennial celebration of our nation’s national parks.

This is the fourth time Calizona is honored with the opportunity to show off the Appaloosa on New Year’s Day (2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016). Riding in their finest and most elaborate regalia, Calizona’s ride is dedicated to and will commemorate ApHC’s Chief Joseph Trail Ride and the final segment of the 13 year journey (cycle) planned for July 2016. As adventurous as it is historic the Chief Joseph Trail Ride is a celebrated event crossing through several national parks and has a trail identified to the 1877 Nez Perce Flight.

Calizona’s Equestrian Group is comprised of 14 mounted riders with four new members that will experience their first Rose Parade ride. Riders include: Debbie Herzman, Christy Wood, Steve Wood, CJ Brooks, Joe Brooks, Tisa Aley, Evon Owens, Paul Foxvog, Danie Foxvog and Leslie Foxvog. New members are: Jamie Thompson, Janella Mullican, Patty Baker and Austin Bogner. The group is assisted by several family and friends as the Support Team with efforts at 3:00 a.m. to help ready horses & riders, move trailers, and meet the riders at the end of the parade.

Calizona’s Equestrian Group will also participate in the Tournament of Roses Equestfest preceding New Year’s Day which will be held this year on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center at 12:00 noon. This event allows the public to get up close and personal with all of the 2016 Rose Parade equestrian units and watch beautiful horses and talented riders perform drills, dances, trick riding and roping. Attendees can also stroll through the stables, talk to riders and learn about the various tack and the many different breeds while enjoying the vendor court. The event is to be televised on RFDTV. CZ thoroughly enjoys this opportunity to get their horses in the public eye!

The Tournament of Roses, National Park Service AND Calizona ApHC desire to preserve history as well as connect and enage the public in new adventures and there is no better way than on an Appaloosa! Find one near you for the best adventure ever!

Leslie Foxvog
Group Marshal
Calizona ApHC – See pictures on Calizona’s Facebook Page

September ApHC Board of Directors Meeting

.small web bannerThe Fall 2015 ApHC Board of Director’s Meeting will take place September 18-19, 2015 at the Cambria Suites in Avon Lake, Ohio! To receive a special rate call (440) 695-1270 by August 31st and mention the Appaloosa Horse Club Board Meeting. Rooms will be available at the regular rate after August 31st based on availability. Agendas and meeting details will be posted at appaloosa.com as they become available

ApHC Board Meeting & Member Conference

small web bannerThe Appaloosa Horse Club Board of Directors invites ApHC members to save the dates of September 19-20 in Las Vegas. The board will be meeting in September, rather than during the National Show, in an effort to include a wider audience of members. In addition to a regularly scheduled board meeting, there will be member-focused “workshops” and social time. The work sessions will feature ApHC registration, regional club activities and the Non Pro program. Individuals who happen to be on a regional club board are especially asked to consider participating.

Part of the board meeting that should be of specific interest to all members is an update on several key strategic initiatives that the board identified in March. Teams of board members and staff are in the process of developing proposals and recommendations relative to those initiatives.

We’d like to be able to make plans as early as possible and would really appreciate an indication of interest in the conference. If you think you might attend, please send an email response to executiveassistant@appaloosa.com or call 208.882.5578 ext. 274. We hope to see you there!

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Reminder for judges

The 2009 Color Breeds Council Judge Evaluation will be held January 25 through January 28, 2009, at the Biltmore Hotel Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The 2009 International Equine Judges Seminar will be held January 28 through February 1, 2009, at the same location.

We will have our ApHC Judges Session on Wednesday the 28th.

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Appaloosa Congress weekend in Alberta

The Appaloosa Congress is coming to Claresholm, Alberta August 15-17. Forms and information are available on the website, www.ahaa.ca. Entry deadline for Cattle classes and pre-entry deadline for all other classes is Friday, August 8. Post entries (except for Cattle classes) will be accepted at the show. Memberships will also be available at the show office.

Don’t forget to bring your dog and/or your stick horse – we have Dog Races and a Stick Horse competition Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:00. We already have an Amazing Prize Package donated for the winner of the Dog Races. You won’t want to miss this!

Entries can be faxed or emailed:

ApHC Entries Send to:
Laurie Knox:
Email: laknox@xplornet.com
Fax: (780) 922-3391

ApHCC Entries AND ALL STALL REQUESTS:
Monique Plumb:
Fax: 1-866-975-8316

If you require more information, including lodging recommendations, contact Shelby at (403) 625-0972 or sbids7@hotmail.com

Have a safe drive and I look forward to seeing you all in Claresholm.

Shelby Biddlecombe
AHAA President

North Dakota Fall Classic Show & Futurities

Members of the NDApHC and the RRVIApHC would like to cordially invite you to our ND Fall Classic Show & Futurities. The show is just around the corner.

The show dates are August 16-17, 2008. The show will be held indoors and under one roof at the Valley City, ND Winter Show Building.

• N-P and Open Yearling Longe Line
• Open FPD Halter Classes
• Open Yearling In Hand Trail
• The Northern Lights Futurity
• The Yearling Challenge
• MinDakota Weanling Futurity
• Lower Packages With Fewer Cross Over Fees

Youth can show all weekend for $95 (Includes every youth class and our club picks up the youth National Point Fees. Plus that also includes one stall! With the additional yearlings in the HIH and Halter classes, we expect to have some nicely pointed classes. Not just yearlings will benefit from the additional entries. Halter classes should present a well pointed Grand and Reserve with the expected yearling halter class sizes.

Most importantly…Come to the show and have fun.

Click Here For A Complete Class List
http://www.ndaphc.org/newsletters.htm