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Appaloosas can earn Recognition in Open Equine Activities

MOSCOW, Idaho—It’s the beginning of a new year, and 2009 is the perfect time for owners to get involved in all-breed competition and prove why the Appaloosa is the Breed of Choice. The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) encourages Appaloosa owners to get some color into local all-breed equine events, and the Appaloosa Competitive All-Breed Activities Program (ACAAP) makes it worthwhile for Appaloosa owners to compete!

Open competition a great way to promote the Appaloosa breed, and gives ApHC-registered Appaloosas a chance to hone skills and earn recognition, which increases their value!

Here’s how ACAAP works: Enrolled Appaloosas that participate in all-breed events submit class or show results to the ApHC. Merits are earned based on placement and noted on the Appaloosa’s official performance record.

ACAAP awards merits for nearly all activities including barrel racing, challenged riders events, combined training, cutting, dressage, driving, English equitation, English pleasure, games, halter, judged trail riding, over fences, reining, roping, showmanship, team penning, trail, western equitation, western pleasure, western riding, working cow horse and 4-H.

ACAAP offers the opportunity for Appaloosas to gain the awards and recognition deserved for competing in community events! The complete list of ACAAP awards is available on the official ApHC Web site, and the only way to earn these prestigious awards is to enroll!

Enrolling is easy. Simply call the ApHC Performance Department at 208-882-5578 ext. 400 to request the forms or visit http://www.appaloosa.com and click “Online Services.” ACAAP enrollment is $25 per horse annually.

The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) was established in 1938, with a mission of preserving, promoting and enhancing the Appaloosa breed. The ApHC has since registered more than 670,000 Appaloosas, which are known for their distinctive color, intelligence and even temperament. True to their reputation as an extremely versatile breed, Appaloosas can be found in nearly every discipline including racing, endurance riding and serving as reliable family horses. The international breed registry is headquartered in Moscow, Idaho, the heart of the Palouse region—the Appaloosa breed’s namesake and point of origin.


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