World Show Pattern Book

Attention World Show exhibitors…the Pattern Book is now available from the WS section of

World Sale Note

20130910_125723At the beginning of the World Sale Oct 30th, we’ll be auctioning this special item to benefit the Appaloosa Museum & Heritage Center. The cookie jar is a one-of-a-kind running horse piece by Winchester Pottery. It is a free-hand piece, uniquely decorated with horses and landscapes. Winchester Pottery is showcased in select galleries and gift shops across the country and has created personalized trophies and awards for the NY Racing Association as well as dozens of other regional and national clubs. Winchester Pottery’s equine pieces are known for their realistic colors and patterns, correct conformation and gaits, and the artist specializes in representing individual breeds accurately.

Bid and buy in-person or online at the 2013 Appaloosa World Sale!

World Sale Catalog Link

We understand that some folks have had a hard time finding the World Sale consignments on the Superior Livestock/Productions site, so we’ve put a direct link on our sale page. Be sure to register to bid while you’re visiting!

Here’s the link:

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 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 The roster of stallions includes World and National Champions and stallions that have proven themselves by siring champions.

World Show Pre-Entry Deadline EXTENDED for on-line entries only!

worldhorseIf you’re planning to attend the World Show, we’re giving you a few extra days to submit your entries at pre-entry prices. If you process your entries using the ApHC’s new on-line entry system, you’ll have until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, September 29 to submit those at pre-entry prices. All entries submitted directly to the ApHC office by fax or mail must be received TODAY in order to be processed at pre-entry prices.

If you’ve already submitted your entries, you can still add classes using the on-line system.

If you’ve never used the on-line system before, don’t worry! It’s easy. Just begin by creating a User Profile and then you can follow the on-line instructions to complete your entries. Be sure to enter a valid email address when paying for your entries. Upon purchasing your entries you will receive an email that includes a detailed receipt listing your Class Entries, Fees Paid, and Assigned Back Numbers.

Please do not use your web browser’s BACK button to navigate to a previous web page. Use the back buttons found on the entry system web pages.

* * IMPORTANT NOTICE* * After you have entered your credit card information and clicked on the purchase button, please be patient and give the system time to process your payment and the work that you have entered. If you click the purchase button again your credit or debit card could be charged twice.

Stall Reservations
Stall reservations must be received today, September 25, in order to request a previously held location. You can print the stall reservation from the World Show section of our website. Stall reservations can still be faxed to the ApHC office at 208.882.8150.

Hotel Reservations
You have until October 2 to book hotel rooms for the World Show at the lowest available rates. Also use the World Show section of the website to view hotels offering special rates to Appaloosa World Show attendees.

Pre-Bed Orders
The pre-bed order form is available from the World Show section of the website. These are due in the ApHC office by October 7 in order to have your shavings delivered to your stalls prior to your arrival at the grounds. Orders sent by mail must be received in the ApHC office by October 7. You can also fax orders by that date to 208.882.8150.

Please contact the ApHC Performance Department at 208.882.5578 ext. 400 with any questions or email us at

We look forward to seeing you at the World Show!

Good news for NASCAR fans!

If you’re attending the 2013 World Championship Appaloosa Show in Fort Worth and if you happen to be a fan of NASCAR races or know someone who is, we’ve got a deal for you. The folks at Texas Motor Speedway are offering ApHC members a 25% discount on tickets to the AAA Texas 500 on November 3rd (the day after our show concludes). Although we know you won’t want to miss any of the action at the World Show, there are a couple of other options: the WinStar World Casino 350 on Friday the 1st and the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge on Saturday the 2nd. Making plans is pretty simple because you now have your own web page for placing ticket orders.

Visit to get all the details. Your Offer Code is: Appaloosa.

World Show & Sale note

worldhorseThe class schedule for the 2013 World Show is posted. Click on the World Show icon at the bottom of the home page.

Just a reminder that the catalog consignment deadline for the World Sale is September 10th. Note that consignments are to be made directly with Superior Livestock. See the online form for details.

World Sale Reminder

worldhorseDon’t forget the catalog deadline of September 10th for consignments to the 2013 World Sale in Fort Worth. Information and consignment forms are on the site and at Remember that consignment materials need to go directly to Kelly Keller at Superior.

New stall area for sale horses!
Sale Preview in Justin Arena just prior to the sale!
Worldwide audience via Internet viewing and online bidding!
Yearlings in the incentive portion of the sale are eligible as two-year-olds for Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle and Halter incentive classes with $10,000+ prize money in each class!

Sale is Wednesday October 30th.

World Show Day Sponsorship Opportunity

worldhorse2013 World Show
October 25 – November 2, 2013

Would you like your farm or business to be advertised during the World Show? Have you thought about sponsoring a day at the 2013 ApHC World Show? Take advantage of this opportunity to have your name announced during the entire day like some of these past sponsors have (Heath Wilkerson Performance Horses, Bennett Training Center, Great Lakes Appaloosa Horse Club, Iron Horse Ranch, Best Farms, Dale Sullens Show Horses). Please contact Todd Michael, ApHC Marketing Chair at or 419-306-2259 to reserve your day now!
* 7 days are still available at this time – sold on a first come basis
• Your pre-existing banner hung in the arena
• Announcements in the barns and arenas on your day
• Show schedule published on line, in the Nov. issue of AJ and the premium book will
include your sponsorship listing on your day (contact ApHC for publication deadlines)
• Listing on the sponsor page of the website
• Listing on the sponsor appreciation pages in the Nov. & Jan. issues of AJ
• One complimentary class sponsorship
• Stall sign announcing your sponsorship
• Signage at the event recognizing the sponsorship

World Sale 2013

Consignments are now being accepted for the 2013 World Sale to be held October 30th in Fort Worth. Please note that consignment information needs to be provided directly to Superior Productions (Superior Livestock Auction), sale managers. Forms and information are posted on the site and at Your contact person is Kelly Keller, who can be reached at 817.378.3309 or via email at

The ApHC Sale Committee is working with Superior to upgrade several aspects of the sale including a new stalling area with easier access. The committee is also working on plans to schedule a sale preview and other activities on the day of the sale. Superior will be helping with promotion of your horses through optional video you provide as well as promotion to a wide base of potential customers.

Watch for more details.

2012 World Appaloosa Sale Internet Broadcast

Join The Appaloosa Horse Club and Superior Productions for the 2012 World Appaloosa Sale. October 31, 2012 is the date for this prestigious sale. ApHC members, consignors and prospective buyers come together as top Appaloosa genetics and proven performers are offered. The 2012 World Appaloosa Sale takes place in the West Sale Arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Complex. For those not able to join us, the sale will be broadcast at ‘’ where you can watch and buy online!

Please call Superior Productions at 800.431.4452 and register for your Buyer Number today. There is also a buyer registration form available online at the Superior link.

Friday at the World Show

If you like variety in your horse activities, Friday at the World Championship Appaloosa Show will probably be right up your proverbial alley. The revised schedule is posted on the World Show page, but here’s a sample: showmanship, pleasure driving, stump race, hunt seat equitation, rope race and Western pleasure. Tonight’s performance features the Toys for Tots campaign, a parade of the day’s halter champions and a presentation of contenders for the Nutrena Iron Horse Award.

Thanks again to our exhibitors for their patience as the show schedule was adjusted to fit four days of classes into three. Part of the process was to compare entry lists for each class in an effort to minimize class conflicts.

One more reminder for every ApHC member with an interest in what goes on in the show ring. Any time is a good time to say thanks, but especially when you’re doing business with our trade show vendors, sponsors, partners and friends, let them know that we appreciate their support and that we truly value them as a visible part of the Appaloosa community.

Categories: World Show

Tests on horse come back negative; voluntary quarantine lifted at WRMC

Will Rogers Memorial Center media release:

Test results on the horse with symptoms that prompted the voluntary quarantine of entries in the Appaloosa Horse Club World Championships at the Fort Worth Will Rogers Memorial Center have come back negative.

Because tests show no health risk to other horses or participants, the World Championships will continue through its scheduled conclusion on Saturday. Show officials are working on a revised schedule to accommodate the activities that were postponed.

“Obviously, we are delighted with the results,” said Steve Taylor, Chief Executive Officer with the Appaloosa Horse Club. “We are especially proud of the cooperation between the show officials, the Will Rogers Memorial Center representatives and the others involved in the decision to implement the precautionary measures.”

Taylor also said he was grateful for the patience and cooperation of the exhibitors who supported the precautionary measures.

Voluntary quarantine protocols were initiated Tuesday night after the horse displayed what appeared to be neurological symptoms. WRMC staff immediately began the precautionary quarantine protocols, including isolation of the horse in question and two other horses that arrived at the show in the same trailer, as well as regular sanitization of the barn and implements.

Kevin Kemp, assistant facilities and public events director, said the WRMC staff is prepared for these types of situations and is ready to respond.

“The good news for everyone involved is the tests came back negative,” Kemp said. “In cases like this, we have a number of protocols in place that help us ensure the health and safety of the show participants. These are part of our efforts to be prepared and provide the best and most complete service possible to the show participants who come to our facility. Our staff acted immediately, and because of that we were able to reduce the risk.”

Appaloosa World Show test negative

We received word from the diagnostic lab at UC-Davis that the “suspect” horse at the World Show in Fort Worth is not infected with Equine Herpesvirus 1. The negative test result means that the World Sale goes tonight at 9:00 and a consolidated class schedule will start tomorrow (Thursday) morning.

Thanks to our exhibitors for their patience and cooperation. A huge thanks to the official show veterinarians, the Will Rogers staff, Fort Worth police and everyone who helped make the coordinated risk management effort a good example for others.

On with the show!

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