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Reminder to Regional Clubs

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World Show Qualifying Requirements for Non-Pros

Under the regional club system, a regional organization may qualify up to its top five (5) non-pros for the World Championship Appaloosa Show in each class. The club must have sponsored or co-sponsored at least one ApHC-approved show in that qualifying year and may only nominate non-pros in classes in which those non-pros exhibited in that club’s show.

A non-pro may receive only one (1) World Show invitation per class. If the non-pro earns an invitation under the National Point System, he/she becomes ineligible to be nominated by a Regional Club. Only the top five (5) ranking non-pros from the Regional Club, regardless of whether the non-pro qualified under the National Point System, may receive the Regional Club invitation.

For complete qualifying details, see Rule 703 and Rule 710 of the 2016 ApHC Handbook.

APPALOOSA HORSE CLUB ANNOUNCES 2016 APHC WORLD SALE PRESENTED BY DAC®

The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is pleased to announce a new platinum level sponsorship with dac® Vitamins and Minerals to host the 2016 ApHC World Sale Presented by dac®. This is excellent news for ApHC members as a live sale has not been held since 2013.

“We look forward to this partnership and believe hosting a live sale will be a great service to our membership. Providing members with a marketplace to buy and sell their quality Appaloosas will stimulate the industry as a whole,” said ApHC CEO, Steve Taylor. This year’s sale will be a standalone event, not tied to the World Show Incentive classes. It will take place in conjunction with the 2016 World Championship Appaloosa Show in Fort Worth, Texas at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 26th.

The 2016 ApHC World Sale Presented by dac® will feature first-class performance prospects, proven performers and breeding stock. The sale will be managed by Superior Productions. There is a consignment fee of $250 and a sales commission of 8%. The consignment deadline is September 19th – a late fee will be accessed for consignments received after this date.

dac® specializes in providing high quality nutrition products for your horses and livestock at an affordable cost. Be sure to visit them online at www.feeddac.com to find out more about how dac® can help you enhance the performance of your horses and livestock.

Find out more about this year’s sale at www.appaloosa.com or visit www.superiorlivestock.com.

Immediate Rule Additions for ApHC-Sponsored Shows

small web bannerIn response to industry developments, the ApHC Board of Directors has agreed that the use of magnetic devices in clothing in showmanship, horsemanship, hunt seat equitation and saddle seat equitation constitutes an unfair advantage for exhibitors and shall not be allowed at ApHC-sponsored shows (Youth World, National Show, World Show). Magnetic devices must be removed prior to competition or the exhibitor shall be disqualified. This show management rule is effective immediately.

The Rules Committee will develop specific language regarding implementation of this rule at all regional club and ApHC-approved shows. It is expected that this additional language will be included in the 2017 ApHC Handbook. In the meantime, any use of magnetic devices in clothing is strongly discouraged at all ApHC-approved shows. The Board has further stated its intention to have more discussion about potential rule changes or additions for the entire categories of artificial aids and prohibited equipment.

Also, the use of belly bands is prohibited anywhere on the show grounds at ApHC-sponsored shows (Youth World, National Show, World Show). This show management rule is effective immediately.

As with the magnetic devices rule, specific language will be developed for implementation at all ApHC-approved shows and is expected to be included in the 2017 ApHC Handbook.

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.

Fort Worth CVB Message for World Show Exhibitors

worldhorseWe are looking forward to hosting you in Fort Worth. We understand there may be some concerns about the recent cases of the Ebola virus in Dallas. Please know that we are closely monitoring the situation with local, state and federal health officials, who have made it clear that the public at large is not at risk. We want to share this information with you and encourage you, in turn, to share it as needed with your customers and attendees.

There have been no cases of the Ebola virus reported in Tarrant County, which includes the greater Fort Worth area. To date, there have been three diagnosed cases of Ebola occurring in the United States, all of which have been treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. The Center for Disease Control and the Tarrant County Public Health Department are confident that people in our community are safe.

It’s important to know that the Ebola virus is not spread through casual contact and is not an airborne disease. It is transmitted through contact with bodily fluids, and a person must have symptoms to spread Ebola to others. The two cases identified this week are health care providers who treated the original U.S. patient, who traveled to Texas from Liberia.

The U.S. Travel Association, our industry’s voice in Washington, is closely monitoring and is in regular contact with the White House and Administration officials. They have expressed to Administration leaders the need for clear guidance for travel professionals and have urged for a responsible approach that both protects public health and minimizes disruptions to interstate travel and commerce.

Here are some helpful links to the latest information from public health organizations:

Centers for Disease Control
Tarrant County Public Health Department

Again, we look forward to hosting you in Fort Worth! Please feel free to contact us with any further questions about your stay here.

Bob Jameson
President and CEO
Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau

Horses for Sale? Participate in the Appaloosa “Marketplace” at ApHC World Show

worldhorseDespite cancellation of this year’s World Sale, there is still an easy way for you to market the horses you have for sale during the World Show to visitors and prospective buyers.

Option 1 – $100
1. We’ll provide you with a sticker for each of the horse’s back numbers that can be displayed in every class in which the horse is shown.
2. Announcements will be made throughout the show and signs will be posted on the show grounds to explain the significance of the stickers on some of the back numbers.
3. Complete a For Sale form available in the show office. We’ll provide a copy to anyone who is interested in contacting you about purchasing the horse. Potential buyers can pick these up at the information booth.
4. If the horse is still for sale on Friday, October 31, you can participate in the preview of horses for sale held in the John Justin arena for no additional charge.
a. Horses should be presented in appropriate/legal tack.
b. Handlers/riders should wear appropriate show clothing.
c. The back number of the horse must be worn during the preview.
5. In Hand horses (halter, longeline) will be previewed from 4 – 4:30 p.m.
6. Horses under saddle will be previewed from 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

Option 2 – $25
1. On Friday, October 31 we’ve set aside arena time to preview horses that are for sale at the World Show. You can pay $25 at the gate to preview your horse during the scheduled time.
a. Horses should be presented in appropriate/legal tack.
b. Handlers/riders should wear appropriate show clothing.
c. The back number of the horse must be worn during the preview.
2. Complete a For Sale form available in the show office. ApHC will make copies available at the information booth if they are completed in advance of the preview.
3. In Hand horses (halter, longeline) will be previewed from 4 – 4:30 p.m.
4. Horses under saddle will be previewed from 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

2014 Appaloosa World Sale Cancelled

small web bannerThe 2014 Appaloosa World Sale, scheduled to be held October 31st in Fort Worth, has been cancelled. Members of the Appaloosa Horse Club sale committee will be evaluating options for next year and beyond. Specifically, the group is studying appropriate formats and timelines for ApHC-sponsored online auctions and ways to promote private treaty sales at the two major shows in Fort Worth. In the meantime, owners of yearlings that had been consigned to the “incentive” portion of the sale will be given the opportunity to nominate those horses for next year’s World Show Incentive Classes.

World Show Entries

worldhorseThe on-line entry system is now active on the World Show link at appaloosa.com. Remember these important deadlines:

World Pre Entry Deadline: September 25, 2014
World Stalling Deadline: September 29, 2014

And, an almost final reminder that you still have time to consign horses to the World Sale in Fort Worth, to be held October 31st. Hope to see you and your horses there!

Appaloosa World Sale

ApHC-LogoYes, consignments are still being accepted. The “early bird” deadline has passed, but you still have time to get horses in the sale. Go to www.prohorseservices.com for information and forms.

2014 World Sale Consignment Period is Open

small web bannerConsignment forms for the 2014 Appaloosa World Sale are available at www.prohorseservices.com, both a printable version and an online version, along with terms and conditions and other information. Forms can also be found on appaloosa.com by clicking on the World Sale button at the bottom of the home page. Be sure to at least check out the seller-friendly features of this year’s sale. The “no sale” fee for the Select portion of the sale has been reduced; if original registration certificate is submitted with a signed transfer as part of your consignment, you can have the consignment fee deducted from sale proceeds. Consignment deadline is August 25, 2014. Nominations should go directly to Professional Horse Services.

Sale catalogs will be available at the World Show and online. The sale date has been moved to later in the show week (Friday afternoon) so that you’ll have more time to visit with prospective buyers and not be last on the day’s schedule. The Sale Committee is especially interested in shifting the focus of the sale to more performance prospects and show-age horses.

The sale will be promoted on various websites, through a targeted email campaign and in communication with past bidders and buyers. With your help, we can make the World Sale a breed promotion event with a diverse, high-quality offering.

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.

2014 Appaloosa World Sale

ApHC-LogoFriday October 31st – 3:00 p.m.

This is your official invitation to consign horses to the 2014 ApHC World Sale. Consignments will include performance prospects from all disciplines, halter prospects, proven performers, breeding stock, futurity prospects and incentive class nominees. The ApHC Sale Committee continues to work toward a more diverse offering and has scheduled the sale on Friday afternoon to expose your horses to more potential buyers. This year’s sale will be managed by Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services. Mike and Stephanie have produced auctions such as the AQHA World Sale, the Congress Super Sale and NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales.

Consignment fees remain the same: $350 for the “Select” sale and $500 for yearlings being nominated for World Show Incentive Classes. We’ll update you with information about deadlines and when you can access consignment forms. We will have forms available on-line fairly soon and we will have them at the National Show in Fort Worth.

Stallion Service Auction “Round Two” Underway

small web bannerThe open bidding period for this year’s edition of the ApHC Stallion Service Auction has ended. And, thanks to all of the stallion owners, bidders and buyers!!! If you missed out on the first round, we have some good news. Stallion services not sold during the open bidding process are now available for immediate purchase at one-half the advertised stud fee — on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit appaloosa.mhfsauctions.com. If you click to bid (“buy now”) and you’ve remembered to sign in, you’ll be the buyer! These stallions will be available for a limited time (until March 31st), so get your fingers warmed up.

Quick update – during the open bidding that ended December 31st, a total of 47 services were sold, generating approximately $41,000, 75% of which will be part of the prize money added to the pot for resulting foals that are eventually entered in World Show Two-Year-Old Incentive Classes. We’ll be posting a more complete news release to the website on Monday.

World Show/Sale

worldhorseWe need to take a moment to thank all the exhibitors and supporters at the 2013 World Championship Appaloosa Show. The general feeling seemed to be that the show was a success and that things went very smoothly. We had 678 horses, which is steady with last year’s show, and overall class entries were up. Moderate weather, no major horse health issues and lots of quality in all categories.

The 2013 World Sale Report will be posted soon, but here are the basics. We had smaller numbers, but very good quality in the horses. A total of 35 horses passed through the ring with an overall average of $4,885, including repurchases. Twenty-two horses changed hands at an average price of $3,040.

Allow me to offer a big THANK YOU to the show staff, arena crew and folks from Will Rogers Memorial Center for all their hard work to make the World Show a success.

Categories: World Sale /World Show

World Sale Catalog

worldhorseThe online version of the 2013 World Sale catalog is available at the Superior Livestock site and at the sale section of appaloosa.com. Or, you can follow the link below. Quality consignments are being offered, so if you can’t make it to Fort Worth, be sure to visit the Superior site to register to bid online.

http://www.superiorlivestock.com/files/Superior_Appaloosa_Sale_Catalog.pdf


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