After joining the
ApHC in 1960, Roger began to raise Appaloosas at the family
farm in Groveport, Ohio. Roger assembled his broodmare band
of some 40 mares and set his sights on the Bright eyes Brother
line of Appaloosa horses. In 1964, Roger purchased Mighty
Marshall, a son of Mighty Bright.
was shown extensively for two years, winning a National championship
in halter and a World championship in pleasure. A proven producer,
“Marshall” lived to be 30 years old and filed 27 consecutive
years of stallion reports.
in the horse industry reached beyond the boundaries of his
farm. He retired from judging after 40 years with credentials
that include numerous National and World Shows, 777 breed
shows and events in 11 other countries.
Roger was an ApHC
inspector from the program’s inception and managed the National
and World shows for many years. From 1989 – 1992, he served
as a director for Territory V.
In 1992 Roger became
the executive secretary of the Appaloosa Horse Club in Moscow,
Idaho, from which he retired January 1, 2004.