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Stallion Auction Update

small web banner“The Appaloosa Horse Club would like to extend a big ‘Thank You’ to the stallion owners and managers who participated in this year’s ApHC Stallion Service Auction. A list of the stallions whose service has already sold in the auction is now available at http://appaloosa.com/worlds-show/world-show-stallion-auction.htm. The offspring of these stallions will be eligible for future Two-Year-Old Incentive Class nomination – if you are interested in breeding your mare to one of these stallions, or finding a foal that is eligible for nomination, be sure to check out this listing which includes the stallion owner/manager contact information.

Don’t forget there are still quality stallions available in the ongoing ‘Buy-It-Now’ portion of the 2015 ApHC Stallion Service Auction. These stallions services will be available on a first come first serve basis at one half their advertised stud fee until March 31, 2015. Visit http://equineauctiononline.com/Browse/C186265/ApHC_Stallion_Service_Auction to browse through these talented stallions and make your selection.“

ApHC Stallion Service Auction

Stallion Service Auction Logo_printThe Appaloosa Horse Club’s annual Stallion Service Auction has launched today and runs through December 30, 2014 at 12:00pm PST. This year’s lineup boasts multiple world class stallions and is powered by PleasureHorse.com. To check out the current and growing list of available stallions, visit www.pleasurehorse.com and click on the ApHC Auction button at the top of the home page. Bidding and buying is all online. Additional details can be found in the November issue of the ApHC ENewsletter.

Nominate Eligible Yearlings to 2015 WS Incentive Classes

small web bannerIn case you missed the information, an owner of any 2013 foal sired by a stallion that sold in the most recent ApHC Stallion Service Auction may nominate the (now) yearling for the 2015 World Show Two-Year-Old Incentive Classes (Halter, Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure) by making a one-time payment of $750 to the ApHC before December 15, 2014.

Reminder: The owner of a stallion whose service was sold in the auction receives one free nomination to the Incentive Classes for a foal from the same crop as the donated service. The mare owner who purchased the service in the auction receives a free nomination for the resulting foal. Owners of other foals by the donated and sold stallions are subject too the nomination fee described above.

World Show Incentive Class Nominations for Yearlings Sired by ApHC Service Auction Stallions

small web bannerIn case you missed the information, an owner of any 2013 foal sired by a stallion that sold in the most recent ApHC stallion service auction may nominate the (now) yearling for the 2015 World Show Two-Year-Old Incentive Classes (Halter, Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure) by making a one-time payment of $750 to the ApHC before June 30, 2014.

For a complete list of stallions for which services were sold in the most recent ApHC Service Auction, click on the World Show link and then go to the Stallion Service Auction page.

Reminder: The owner of a stallion whose service was sold in the auction receives one free nomination to the Incentive Classes for a foal from the same crop as the donated service. The mare owner who purchased the service in the auction receives a free nomination for the resulting foal. Owners of other foals by the donated and sold stallions are subject to the nomination fees described above.

ApHC update

worldhorseAs you can imagine, your ApHC office crew has been focused on preparations for the 2013 World Show. Boxes of “stuff” are packed and being shipped today. Entries are looking pretty good — the general sense at this point is that we may have slightly fewer horses but more class entries than last year (but we know the numbers will change because some of you will make decisions about late entries). I realize that your world is “busy” and daily details can be overwhelming, but I’d like for you to appreciate, just for a minute, the thousands of “little things” that must be done by “someone” in order to stage an event such as the World Show. I’m totally proud of the staff here in Moscow. We have a number of folks who fall into the category of doing whatever it takes, including evenings and weekends to make things happen.

We certainly hope to see you at the show, but here are some reminders. Don’t forget to vote on-line for ApHC directors before Oct. 30th. Don’t forget to check out the consignments to this year’s World Sale (October 30th), and if you can’t attend in person, register to bid at the Superior Livestock site. And, don’t forget to check out the great selection of proven sires in the ApHC Stallion Service Auction – click on the link from our home page or go to myhorseforsale.com. Bidding closes December 31st.

Appaloosa Incentive Classes and Stallion Service Auction Get a Makeover

ApHC-75th-anniversaryIn an effort to enhance the prize money for “incentive” classes held annually at the World Championship Show in Fort Worth, the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) announces more options for owners of stallions in the stallion service auction and for owners of any other foals by that same stallion.

Beginning in 2014, all offspring foaled in the same year as the foal resulting from a donated and sold stallion service in the auction, may be nominated for the two-year-old incentive classes—halter, western pleasure and hunter under saddle. An initial payment of $250 is due in December of the foaling year and a second payment of $500 is due by December of the yearling year. And, any owner of a 2013 foal sired by a donated and sold stallion may make a one-time nomination payment of $750 no later than March 31, 2014 to be included in the 2015 incentive classes. The incentive classes offer a total purse of more than $30,000.

As has always been the case, yearlings purchased in the incentive portion of the World Sale are automatically eligible, along with foals resulting from a purchased breeding through the stallion service auction. The stallion owner also receives a complimentary nomination for a foal by that same stallion.

According to Noelle Schmidt, owner of the premier stallion Chocolatey, “This is absolutely the biggest and most impacting change for the ApHC stallion Service Auction and Incentive Classes to date! This is an opportunity for stallion owners, winning bidders and foal owners to be eligible to win larger purses than ever and yet at the same time, give back to the members that continue to support the ApHC.”

The bidding period for this year’s service auction is October 1 – December 31, 2013. Donated stallions can be viewed and bidding can be done online at www.myhorseforsale.com. The roster of stallions includes World and National Champions and stallions that have proven themselves by siring champions.