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.

Saturday World

It’s one of the variety days at the 2011 Appaloosa World Show in Fort Worth. Non-pro’s are on the scene to compete today in horsemanship, stake race, Western pleasure, saddle seat, western riding and reining. Finished the roping last night with some entertaining and skillful cowboys and cowgirls getting the job done.

Be sure to check in at and get yourself set up as a viewer/bidder for the Appaloosa World Sale Wednesday evening. You’ll be able to watch the event in real time and submit bids for the prospect or performer of your choice.

In the meantime, of course, you can watch the World Show via webcast from the site.

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World Show

The updated Pattern Book for the 2011 World Show is posted on the website. Move-in day is Wednesday the 19th. Show begins Friday Oct. 21st.

Be sure to check out sale consignments by clicking the World Sale incon on the home page. And be sure to go online and register with LiveAuctions.TV to view and bid during the sale.

During the week we’ll be having special remembrances for George Hatley, Karen Grimm, Ben Johnson and Bill Cass. And, don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy (or cash donation) to Friday night’s performance (28th) for Toys For Tots. That’s Freestyle Reining night — always a fun evening.

And, hey, when you see a trade show exhibitor, ApHC partner, show sponsor, class/buckle sponsor, please be sure to let them know how much we appreciate their support.

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World Sale

Be sure to check out the consignments to this year’s World Appaloosa Sale, to be held in Fort Worth next Wednesday the 27th at 6 p.m. Click on the World Sale icon at the bottom of the home page to view the catalog and all the details. And, if you can’t make it in person, be sure to register for online bidding at

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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: 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.

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World Sale

We’ll post a full report on the World Sale as soon as possible next week. We know that the overall average was $2,933, up slightly from last year. Nearly the same percentage of horses changed hands (61 horses were sold and 32 were repurchased). The average price for horses sold and not repurchased was $1,800, down approximately 20 percent from last year. The high-selling lot was #98 for $5,500.

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World Sale reminder

You need to hustle if you’re interested in an on-line bidder number for Wednesday evening’s World Sale. Go to LiveAuction.TV and follow their instructions. We can process the requests much more easily if received sooner rather than later.

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World Show countdown

worldhorseOne week and counting until the 2009 World Championship Appaloosa Show in Fort Worth. ApHC staff will be traveling this weekend and early next week to finalize preparations for this showcase event. Entry numbers are looking good and we anticipate an exciting show. Don’t forget to check the webcam if you can’t make it to Texas in person. And, be sure to register early (two days ahead) with LiveAuctions.TV to view and bid on horses in the sale Wednesday, October 28th.

For those of you hauling horses and/or coming to the show, we wish you safe travels and look forward to seeing you in Fort Worth.

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World Show/Sale notes

worldhorseWorld Show premium books and invitations were mailed on Friday, September 11. The pre-entry deadline & stall reservation deadline is September 25.

You can now look on-line to check the list of classes in which you’ve been invited to participate. This is available for non-pros and for first-listed horse owners. From the home page, click on the “Member Sign-In” button. Then click on the link that says “World Show invitations – click here to see if you’ve been invited to attend”. Finally, if you are a non-pro who has been invited or if you’re the first-listed owner of a horse that has been invited, you can enter your membership number and click “submit” to see the list of classes in which you and/or your horses are able to participate at the World Show.

In addition, the rules and regulations for the show plus all entry blanks are on the ApHC Web site. Click on the World Show logo to access this information.

The two halter slot futurity classes that were scheduled to be held at the World Show have been canceled due to lack of participation. There were minimal entries received by the deadline. All slot owners were contacted and elected to withdraw from the classes. We plan to reintroduce the slot class concept in 2010 in a way that we hope will encourage more excitement and participation. Stay tuned for more details.

The World Sale catalog should be done within the week and will be available online. Printed versions will be available as soon as possible in early October.

2009 World Sale Catalog ad rates and info

worldhorsePromote your horses, your business, or simply support the ApHC by advertising in this year’s World Sale catalog.

Back cover/inside covers (color): $500 (outside back cover and inside back covers are reserved)
Full page (black/white): $400
½ page (black/white): $300 (one 1/2 page has been reserved)
Business card: $100

**Rates are based on camera ready art, design assistance is available for $25 hour. Accepted file formats are JPG. TIFF, PDF, or EPS. Ad sizes are: Full page 4.5’ x 8’ ; Half page 4.5’ x 4’ ; business card size 3″ x 2″. Reservations are appreciated by Aug 1 and Art work is due by Aug 15th.

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2009 World Sale info

Consignment information for the 2009 World Sale is now available on the site. Just click on the World Sale icon at the bottom of the home page. The sale will be Wednesday October 28th in Fort Worth, Texas.

ApHC Stallion Service Silent Auction a success

The inaugural Stallion Services Silent Auction, hosted by the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC), came to an end Jan. 15 after earning a notable $9,225!

The auction, which kicked off at the 2008 World Championship Appaloosa Show in Fort Worth, Texas, boasted 21 quality Appaloosas that displayed the versatility of this mutli-talented and colorful breed.

Bidders silently competed for some of the industry’s finest Appaloosas including: Authentic Sonny, Choc Full Of Chips, Distinctive, Heza Dreamer, Impulsive Invitation, Impulsive Zipper, JR Hunter, Maid Magic, Mr. Cool Hand Luke, Nastyattitude, Rather Inclusive, Renaissance Man, Sacred Dream, Skipa Maxi Treat, State Of The Art, Supreme Court Dream, The Radio Flyer, Undertack, Zip Me Impressive, Zips Dark Chocolate and Zips Strawsam MMR.

Foals resulting from breedings through this unique opportunity will be eligible for the World Championship Appaloosa Sale Incentive classes and compete for large payouts as two year olds.
The ApHC would like to thank all of the stallion owners who donated breedings to the Stallion Services Silent Auction. We would also like to thank everyone who participated in the auction, and congratulations to all of the winning bidders! Without your generous contributions, this exciting event would not be possible.

Visit and click on the World Championship Appaloosa Show logo for the detailed results, and be sure to stay tuned to learn more about the upcoming 2009 Stallion Services Silent Auction!

2008 World Sale

Just a quick update on results from the World Sale. You can find individual prices and sale/no-sale information by reviewing the on-line catalog. From the home page, click on the sale button at the bottom and then the catalog.

In the Select Sale, the overall average was $1,848. The Top Five sellers averaged $4,500. The Top Ten sellers averaged $3,355.

In the Incentive (yearlings and nominated broodmares) Sale, the overall average was $2,567. The Top Five sellers averaged $6,060. The Top Ten sellers averaged $4,305.

Thanks Tafra Donberger for the photo.

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Stallion Service “Silent” Auction Opportunity

You may have heard about the exciting Stallion Services Silent Auction at the 2008 World Championship Appaloosa Show, and we are happy to announce that stallion services NOT SOLD at the 2008 World Championship Appaloosa Show are still available for your consideration!

Heza Dreamer, JR Hunter, Nastyattitude, Rather Inclusive, Sacred Dream, Impulsive Invitation, Skipa Maxi Treat, State of the Art, Supreme Court Dream, The Radio Flyer, Zip Me Impressive and Zips Strawsam MMR are still on the auction block. View these outstanding Appaloosa stallions at

To submit your bid on a breeding to one of these fine Appaloosa stallions, please send your name, membership number, and all contact information to The first person to submit a minimum bid of half the published price or $500 automatically wins a breeding to their chosen stallion. This is your last opportunity, so submit your bid now!

REMEMBER: Foals resulting from breedings through this unique opportunity will be eligible for the World Championship Appaloosa Sale Incentive classes and compete for large payouts as two-year-olds!

As always, thank you for supporting the Appaloosa Horse Club and the 2008 ApHC Stallion Services Silent Auction – offering some of the finest Appaloosa stallions in the industry!

For more information, contact Merida McClanahan, Director of Marketing, Appaloosa Horse Club at or (208) 882-5578 ext 235

Pre-sale chores

Sometimes the glory of leadership is a bit obscure. Bill Thiel, ApHC World Sale Committee chair, displays obvious skill at the task of sweeping aisles in the sale stall area at the World Show in Fort Worth this week. We’ll have other news and pics from the sale, but we do know that the overall sale averaged approximately $2,350. That’s not official, but it’s close. This year we added broodmares to the incentive sale and also had some proven performance horses, along with the featured yearlings. Honestly, all things considered, we had a good sale and saw a nice mix of horses and buyers.

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