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 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 or visit

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 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 for information and forms.

2014 World Sale Consignment Period is Open

small web bannerConsignment forms for the 2014 Appaloosa World Sale are available at, both a printable version and an online version, along with terms and conditions and other information. Forms can also be found on 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.

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 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 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.

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 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 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.

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