appaloosablogspot.com

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

ApHC election & bylaw amendment proposals

A mailing has been sent to all current ApHC members who are eligible to vote in this year’s election of directors and consideration of proposed bylaw amendments. The mailing includes full text of the proposed amendments as welll as three-step instructions for voting online. When you log on to the voting site, the process is pretty simple and you’ll be able to review candidate information as well as bylaw language.

Eligible members in territories I, II, III, IV, and VI will vote for Board of Directors candidates. All voters in these territories are eligible to vote for candidates in their respective territory, regardless of zone. Voters in territories where a candidate is unopposed will vote on bylaw amendments only. Unopposed candidates are elected automatically.

Voters in all territories (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII) will vote for bylaw amendments.

To view the 2011 ApHC Board of Directors candidates and proposed 2011 ApHC bylaw amendments, please visit http://www.appaloosa.com/association/bod.htm.

World Sale consignments

The catalog deadline for 2010 World Sale consignments is tomorrow – Aug 31st. You still have time to let us know about yearlings, broodmares, performance horses or prospects you’d like to consign. Contact the Marketing Department (email: marketing@appaloosa.com or call 208.882.5578 ext. 235).

Remember that yearlings consigned to the incentive portion of the sale are eligible to return to the World Show as two-year-olds to compete for $10,000 in each of three classes – English and Western Pleasure and Halter.

Categories: Reminders /World Sale

Director Election & Bylaw Voting

The 2010 Appaloosa Horse Club election of directors and bylaw changes are upon us. Eligible ApHC members (those of you who have renewed on time) will receive their ballots by United States Postal service this year and the deadline to return ballots to the auditing firm is June 1, 2010.

Beginning in 2011 ApHC will use electronic balloting to create and manage the annual board of directors election and bylaw amendments. ApHC is actively searching for ways to cut costs and provide new online services to benefit our members and electronic balloting accomplishes both goals.

Notices and instructions for the 2011 online voting will be published in the Appaloosa Journal and on the ApHC website at www.appaloosa.com

For more information, contact Kendra Carlson, ApHC Executive Assistant at (208) 882-5578 ext 274 or executiveassistant@appaloosa.com

ApHC office notes

small web bannerBreeders Trust Showcase advertising deadline is Tuesday December 15th! To promote your BT-enrolled stallion in the February Journal call Hannah Hathaway or email: advertising@appaloosajournal.com.

Changes to “Members Only” online services:
ApHC members now have access to records of any ApHC-registered horse, allowing members to research prospective breeding or purchase decisions. Members are also able to purchase any horse’s information, including pedigree, production and performance records, and awards. The reports are reasonably priced, ranging from $1 to $5. Effective January 1, your 10 free pedigrees per month will be replaced with a $10 per month credit toward data services. That’s $120 worth of free services per year just for being a member!

Members will continue to have free access to reports of horses they own (until the end of this month to help us verify processes and navigation). Money can be added to individual accounts for additional purchases. Visit appaloosa.com and click “Member Sign In” to get started.

Stallion Services Auction continues until January 31st
Stallion services that were not sold at the 2009 World Show are available online at www.horseauctionandmore.com?stores.php?store=790 until the end of January.

Exemplary Regional Club entries are due January 30th
The ApHC is encouraging all regional clubs to get involved and submit a scrapbook detailing the club’s activities during 2009 for a chance to win up to $500. The Exemplary Regional Club winner will be recognized in the Appaloosa Journal, receive a complimentary booth space at the National or World shows, be recognized at the annual award banquet and receive a perpetual trophy for the year. More details are available on the appaloosa.com site.

Give the gift of membership
ApHC membership makes a great Christmas gift. Give it some thought and give the gift.

ApHC E-newsletter

small web bannerJust a friendly reminder that you probably should sign up to receive the monthly ApHC E-newsletter. Folks here have been working on upgrading the design, content and overall value of the newsletter for ApHC members. Just click on the menu button (left side of the home page of appaloosa.com) to sign up or to provide a new e-mail address.

Any time you have questions you’d like answered or specific program components you’d like to know more about, tell us. We’ll find a place for it in the next issue of the E-newsletter.