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Appaloosa Horse Club, The International Breed Registry for Appaloosa Horses

We wish you a Happy Appaloosa New Year!

Congratulate your friends and family in the ApHC Yearbook

What's black and white, read all over and lasts a lifetime? The Appaloosa Yearbook!
And what better place to extend congratulatory praise than where cherished memories last a lifetime? The 2010 Yearbook is the perfect place for parents or family to congratulate their successful youth competitors, and for trainers advertising their services—the possibilities are endless. Contact the ApHC Marketing Department to book your ad today! Call (208) 882-5578 ext. 235 or e-mail Reservations are due February 17, 2010; ad materials are due February 24, 2010, and the ad must be paid for prior to the publication deadline of March 1, 2011. Need your ad designed? We can handle that! Call for details.


Have you seen the Appaloosa Photo Gallery?

Pictures speak a thousand words. Find a favorite image of your favorite breed and use it to make prints, puzzles, mousepads, playing cards, note cards, coasters, ceramic tiles, mugs and many other things! Simply click on the image you like, select “Buy” above it, check out the “Merchandise” tab, and follow the instructions to making a pricless gift. Click here to purchase now!

Appaloosa Journal to publish you!

We’re always looking for the next best shot to be used on the cover of Appaloosa Journal, for the calendar, for the ApHC Official Handbook or ApHC advertising in newsstand magazines.
Send your best shot in high resolution to with the subject line, “Photo submission.” We will consider all entries as possibles for advertising or in-house publications, and once submitted, the photo becomes property of the ApHC to be used with credit to the photographer. We’re looking for those entries—get snappin’!


Novice Youth Eligibility

Appaloosa Youth Association members—please note that novice youth requirements for 2011 have changed. Novice eligibility will now be calculated by class. You may be eligible to show in any novice class if you have less than 20 points in that group of classes and if you have not won a National or World title in that class. For example: you are eligible to show in novice showmanship if you have less than 20 total combined points in any age group showmanship class and English showmanship class and if you have not won a national or world title in any showmanship class (excluding walk-trot). If you are ineligible for novice showmanship for any reason (such as having earned too many showmanship points), you may still be eligible to show in any other novice youth class if you meet requirements for that class.

To view a listing of classes in which you are eligblie to show novice, please click here, enter your membership number and click “Submit.” Please print a copy of that list to take to regional shows as proof of your novice eligibility. This listing will be available in mid-January once all 2010 points have been verified and awards calculated.

Novice points will be accrued to the youth's novice record regardless of whether or not the youth is eligible to earn points as determined by their relationship to the owner of the horse. Once the 20-point total is reached, the youth will no longer be able to show in that novice class at the end of the calendar year. However, these points will not count toward year-end high-point awards or accumulative lifetime awards.

Please refer to the ApHC website for complete rules regarding novice youth eligibility. Click here to access the 2011 Official Rules of the Appaloosa Horse Club.

Novice Non-Pro Eligibility

Non-pros are reminded to view a listing of classes in which you are eligible to show novice. Please click here, enter your membership number and click “Submit.” Please print a copy of that list to take to regional shows as proof of your novice eligibility. This listing will be available in mid-January once all 2010 points have been verified and awards calculated.

NEW Non-pro versatility award

Thank you to Napa Auto Parts of Ithaca, New York for sponsoring the non-pro 35 & over and the non-pro masters versatility awards. These new awards will be presented in 2011 through 2015. Points are calculated on a one-horse/one-rider basis using the regular national point system scale. Points must have been earned in both showmanship and performance with a minimum of 5 points being earned in the lowest division. The non-pro with the highest number of points in these respective divisions with one horse will receive a custom-made sterling silver belt buckle compliments of Napa Auto Parts. Please visit the ApHC website periodically for current standings throughout the 2011 show year.
Contact: Performance Department (208) 882-5578 ext. 400

Rule change for all youth exhibitors

In 2011 youth exhibitors may ride a maximum of two horses in each of the following classes: trail, reining, western riding, jumping, working hunter, cutting, hunter in hand, judged heading, judged heeling, breakaway roping, judged tie-down roping, steer daubing, figure 8 stake race, keyhole race, walk-trot trail, walk-trot Nez Perce stake race, walk-trot camas prairie stump race, walk-trot keyhole and walk-trot figure 8 stake race. Youth exhibitors may only ride one horse in all other youth classes.

All points earned by the youth exhibitor, regardless of the number of horses ridden, will be credited to that youth's overall point record. However, for year-end high-point award purposes, points in each of these classes will be maintained for each individual exhibitor-and-horse combination.

Changes in Heritage rules for 2011

The Heritage class must be offered as Men's Heritage and Ladies' Heritage at all ApHC-approved shows in 2011. However, these classes may be combined at the discretion of show management but only with unanimous consent of all exhibitors involved in both classes.

In cases where the classes are combined, show management must provide information on the gender of each exhibitor in the class when submitting show results so that points can be added to the horse's record in either mens' or ladies' heritage.

Year-end high-point awards will be given in men's heritage and ladies' heritage but not in the combined heritage class.

To qualify for the World Show, the horse must have earned two points in ladies' heritage in order to compete in ladies' heritage and/or the horse must earn two points in men's heritage in order to compete in men's heritage.

All heritage exhibitors should refer to the 2011 Official Handbook of the ApHC for additional rule changes in this class.

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Regional club and International Affiliates annual reports due

Be sure to submit your 2010 annual report to the ApHC office no later than February 15. Annual reports are available online on the regional club page and can be downloaded and submitted electronically, by fax or by mail.

Now accepting exemplary Regional Club submissions

The ApHC is encouraging all regional clubs to get involved and submit a scrapbook detailing the club's activities during 2010 for a chance to win up to $500! The Exemplary Regional Club winner will be recognized in Appaloosa Journal, receive complimentary booth space at the National or World shows, be recognized at the annual award banquet and receive a perpetual trophy for one year! Submissions must be received in the ApHC office by January 30, 2011. Visit for more details. Back to top Hr

Stallion Service Auction continues until January 31

Miss bidding on your favorite stallion at the World Show? Stallion services that weren't auctioned at the show are available online at until January 31, 2011! Many first-class stallions are still available. Get your bid in today to win a breeding for the upcoming season.
Contact for more information.

Appaloosa Calendar of Events

List your upcoming regional show, trail ride, gift expo or horse sale on the Appaloosa Calendar of Events! This service allows an association to list their event and spread the word free of charge. It is also an excellent resource for anyone looking for an Appaloosa related event. Click here to view.

FEE CHANGES—Effective January 1, 2011

The ApHC understands that during these difficult economic times, nobody wants to see an increase in fees. However, some registration fees have not been increased for more than 30 years! In an effort to make the registration process for the following work equitable, the included fee changes will become effective January 1, 2011, and will be printed in the 2011 Official Handbook of the ApHC.

Performance Permit:

The Performance Permit fees remain the same, however to allow for development of color or characteristics prior to enacting the higher fee, the ApHC has changed the application dates for Performance Permits as follows:
Foal date to 24th month foal date:
Appaloosa x Appaloosa: $150 (member), $215 (non-member)
Appaloosa x approved breed: $250 (member), $315 (non-member)
25th month and thereafter:
Appaloosa x Appaloosa: $300 (member), $365 (non-member)
Appaloosa x approved breed: $500 (member), $565 (non-member)

Stallion Breeding Reports:

Members: $25 + $5 per mare
Non-members: $90 + $18 per mare

10 Day Rush Fees:

Members: $50
Non-members: $115

48 Hour Rush Fees:

Members: $100
Non-members: $165

Lease Filing:

Members and non-members $20

DNA Waiver:

Members and non-members $20

Approved Breed Listing:

Members: $50
Non-members: $115

HYPP Test:

Members and non-members $50

HYPP and DNA Test:

Members and non-members $100

HYPP on Stored Sample:

Members and non-members $50

Blood Typing:

Members and non-members $125


Members and non-members $65

Parentage Exclusion Analysis Fee:

Members and non-members $25/hour (Estimates provided prior to use)

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