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2014 Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline

hofWe thought you might want some time to think about worthy candidates for the ApHC Hall of Fame. Nominations are due October 31, 2014. Candidates for this award may be nominated by ApHC members in good standing. Nominated horses must be ApHC-registered and deceased. Each year, the ApHC Board of Directors votes on nominations received from the ApHC membership to determine which horses and people will be inducted. Find out more at appaloosa.com/association/hof.htm or contact the Appaloosa Horse Club at exectiveassistant@appaloosa.com or by phone at (208) 882-5578 ext. 274.

ApHC Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees

ApHC-75th-anniversaryThe Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is pleased to announce the 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees. The Appaloosa Hall of Fame was created in 1986 with a purpose of recognizing individuals and horses whose contributions have made an impressive and lasting impact on the industry as well as the ApHC. Each year nominations for the Hall of Fame are submitted by the ApHC membership. The ApHC Board of Directors then review each nomination and vote to determine the horses and individuals this prestigious honor will be bestowed upon.

Horses Inducted:
Andrews Centerfold, – (automatic induction – earned Bronze Supreme Dam Production
Plaque in 2013) 1995 mare bred by Judi A. Claude of Woolstock, IA and owned by the
James H. Wild Trust of Sarcoxie, MO.
Dandy Zippo – 1988 stallion bred by Prairie Grass Farms, Inc. of Oklahoma City, OK and
last owned by Janet Amy Wollowick of Hollywood, FL.
Post Haste – 1971 stallion bred by Cynthia G. Grenfell of Cerrillos, NM and last owned by
John W. Whitford of Lees Summit, MO and Susan S. Kidd of Lynnville, TN.
Sure Nuff Fast – (automatic induction – earned a Bronze Supreme Dam Production Plaque
in 2013) 1997 mare bred by David F. Mackie and Susan C. Mackie of Houston, TX and
owned by Gary Vaughan of Coalgate, OK.
The Dreamanator, – (automatic induction – earned 14 bronze medallions) 2005 gelding
bred and owned by Earl A. Steinert of Strafford, MO and Stephanie Steinert Stewman of
Dallas, Texas.

The above inductees will be honored at the 2013 Year-End Awards Banquet held in conjunction with the 67th National Championship Appaloosa Show in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition, each Hall of Fame inductee will be recognized on an engraved plaque featuring a photograph and biography to be on permanent display in the Appaloosa Museum.

To purchase tickets for the 2013 Year-End Awards Banquet, contact Candyce Forsman, ApHC Awards Coordinator at 208.882.5578 ext. 245. For information about the Appaloosa Museum, please contact Crystal White at extension 279.

For more information about past and current ApHC Hall of Fame inductees, visit appaloosa.com.

2012 Hall of Fame Inductees

hofThe ApHC is delighted to announce the following horses inducted into the 2012 ApHC Hall of Fame:

ALBE EXCLUSIVE – (automatic induction – earned Bronze Supreme Dam Production Plaque in 2012) 1996 mare bred by Marilynn Feuerstein and currently owned by Lewis and Marilynn Feuerstein of Creston, CA.

BET YOUR DREAM – (automatic induction – earned 14 Bronze Medallions) – 2006 gelding, bred by Earl A. Steinert, Jr. and Ronna Steinert, currently owned by Earl A. Steinert, Jr. Trust of Stafford, MO.

HANDS UP – 1947 stallion last owned by Nolan Hutchenson of Houston, MO.

JUSTA FIGMENT – (automatic induction – earned Bronze Supreme Dam Production Plaque in 2012) 1987 mare bred by Rex Kennard of Yukon, OK and currently owned by La Pavarana Show Horses, Inc. of Pilot Point, TX.

METER MAID – 1977 mare bred by Penni Howell of Wiggins, CO and last owned by Paul and Kelli Tierney of Oral, SD.

These inductees will be honored at the 2012 Year-End Awards Banquet held in conjunction with the 66th National Appaloosa Show in Fort Worth, Texas, June 23, 2013.

ApHC Hall of Fame inductees

The Appaloosa Horse Club is pleased to announce this year’s crop of inductees into the ApHC and Racing Hall of Fame.

Individual Hall of Fame:
• Royce Crosby
• Sylvia Haines

Horse Hall of Fame:
• Blazing Hot Spots, 1998 gelding
• I Love Willie, 1983 stallion
• Joker’s Sleepy, 1960 stallion
• Ms High Five, 1986 mare – automatic induction via production record
• Ms Gunsmokes Doll, 1995 mare – automatic induction via production record

Racing Hall of Fame (voted on by ERC):
• Cheryl White
• Nellies Girl, 1975 mare

2011 Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at the Open Awards banquet in Tulsa, Oklahoma during the 2012 National Show. They will also be recognized in the Appaloosa Journal and the 2011 Yearbook.

Hall of Fame inductees announced

hofThe Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is proud to announce the induction of five pillars of the Appaloosa community into the Hall of Fame: Victoria Ennis of Kingston, Okla., former ApHC Director Ward Fenton of Worden, Mont. and Karen Grimm of Minden, Nev., as well as Appaloosa stallion Maid’s Dream, owned by Dal Porto Ranch in Brentwood, Calif.

We offer sincere congratulations to all these winners, their families and connections. See the full announcement in the News Spots section of the Web site.

ApHC Hall of Fame inductees

hofVoting is complete for 2009 Hall of Fame horses and people. The Appaloosa Horse Club is pleased to announce the following winners:

Horses:
MAID’S DREAM, Dal Porto Ranch, Brentwood, California

People:
WARD FENTON, Worden, Montana
VICTORIA ENNIS (deceased), Kingston, Oklahoma
KAREN GRIMM, Minden, Nevada

ApHC accepting nominations for Hall of Fame

museumhalloffame 003The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is accepting nominations for one of the most prestigious honors in the Appaloosa industry, the ApHC Hall of Fame and Racing Hall of Fame!

The ApHC seeks candidates that have made a positive impact on the Appaloosa industry. Each year one or more horses and persons may be inducted into the ApHC’s Hall of Fame by nominations received from members and voted on by the ApHC’s Board of Directors. Only one horse and one person may be inducted into the ApHC’s Racing Hall of Fame by nominations received by members and voted on by the Executive Race Committee.

Each inductee will be honored at the annual award banquet held during the 63rd National Appaloosa Show & 2010 World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show in Jackson, Miss., June 21-July 3. An engraved plaque with a photograph and biography of each Hall of Fame inductee will be placed on permanent display at the Appaloosa Museum and Heritage Center. A duplicate will be awarded to the honoree, surviving kin or the horse’s owner.

Members can download a copy of the ApHC Hall of Fame nomination packet at http://www.appaloosa.com/. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 31, 2009.

In 2008, Appaloosa Bambi E. and a pillar of the industry, Mr. Eddie Wood, were inducted into the ApHC Hall of Fame, while Perfect Union and Mr. Gilbert Keck were inducted into the ApHC Racing Hall of Fame. A complete list of Hall of Fame inductees is also on the appaloosa.com site.

Racing Into The Hall of Fame

Clarence CourtrightAt the ApHC Year End Banquet a number of people were inducted into the Hall of Fame. One of them was Clarence Courtright who was sitting at my table.

I had a great conversation with Clarence who is still riding. His main involvement with Appaloosas has been racing although he says he has done some jumping with a mare he owned. In fact, he won some jumping competitions in Canada with that horse.

Clarence says he started riding at a very young age and was asked to ride and race Appaloosas. He recalls the Sacramento State Fair and winning races with Appaloosas in 1964. He says he won the first Appaloosa Derby in the state of California. Over the years he’s been on a lot of horses and really like Appaloosas. He thinks they’re great horses.

Clarence likes Jackson, MS. He’s been here before and like most towns he says, it just keeps getting bigger. He spent some time at the show and says it looks like the showing side of the business is coming back but he’s not too sure about the racing side of things.

You can listen to my interview with Clarence here: Listen To MP3Interview With Clarence Courtright (5 min MP3)

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