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NEW—Kathy's Show Equipment Sweepstakes Classes

FIVE Sweepstakes Classes—Over $15,000 in added cash and over $10,000 in prizes!

Find official rules here.

Click here for more information on the classes and prizes.

National/Youth World Show advertising—time to hurry!


  • Special #1: One full-page color ad in either July or September—$780

  • Special #2: Three full-page color ads, one in each of July, September, and October—$2,000, that's only $667 each!

  • Special #3: Two full-page color ads, one in each of July and September—only $1,400, that's only $700 each!

Please call or e-mail Hannah at (208) 882-5578 ext. 256 or to book your space today!


Get a group together! As always, if you book 5 pages, the 6th one is FREE. Gather your show team together for a page each and get the last one for free. Great way to save some bucks!

Pages for $600 each? What?

That's right! Reserve a four to eight-page rollout for your National Show/Youth World ads in June or July, for as low as $600/page.
Add an unforgettable style to your ad that will guarantee impressions! Remember: rollouts force the magazine to open to that page before anything else.


Book yours today, e-mail

The new crop of Appaloosa Champions...

Coming August 1st.

You don't want to miss this.

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More chances to win Absorbine prizes coming up!

Be sure to say tuned to Appaloosa Journal on Facebook for a chance to win more Absorbine products! We will feature a contest monthly.


Be sure to check out the awesome products Absorbine has kindly donated for you to win! Click here for more information.

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Promote Your Spots and be part of National Show history!

Get your name in the history books by sponsoring a buckle award at the 64th National & Youth World shows in Tulsa, Oklahoma! You can sponsor a custom sterling silver high-point or reserve high-point buckle for $200.

Sponsors receive their individual or business name engraved on the back of the buckle, recognition as a sponsor in the July and September issues of Appaloosa Journal, recognition in the National Network, and as the buckle is presented to the winner.

The ApHC encourages buckle sponsors to present the award to the winner in the arena. For more information, contact the marketing department at or call (208) 882-5578 ext. 235. Click here for more information.

Get spotted at Nationals

Getting the word out about all things Appaloosa will be easy at the 64th National and Youth World shows:

National Network advertising: Promote your barn, business, ranch or Appaloosa!

  • $150 for a sidebar banner ad
  • $75 for a banner ad
  • $25 for a logo and url link ad

Sponsor a class: Support the exhibitors and pick up your favorite class to sponsor! Class sponsors are announced at the beginning and end of each class. Class sponsors are encouraged to present trophies, ribbons and awards to the class champions.

  • $100 for first class sponsored
  • $75 for each additional class sponsored

Hang a banner: Get your name and logo right in front of your target audience and hang a banner in the main arena!

  • $100 to hang your existing banner

Sponsor a day: Buy the naming rights to an entire day of the show! As a sponsor, you'll receive a banner ad on the front page of the National Network proclaiming your sponsorship, a half-page ad, your logo featured on the live feed and announcements throughout the day publicizing your sponsorship in both arenas. Make one day of the show your special day!

For more information, contact the marketing department at or call (208) 882-5578 ext 235. Click here for more information.

Visit AYA on Facebook!

Calling all youth! Visit the AYA Facebook at and post pictures, videos or whatever of you and your Appaloosa. You never know... it may be published in Appaloosa Journal!

Yearbooks on sale!

2010 ApHC Yearbooks are available for $15 per copy plus shipping & handling. All orders will be sent out 2-4 weeks after the 64th National Appaloosa Show. You can purchase them online at or contact the ApHC at (208) 882-5578.

Regional Club and International Partner Membership Rosters Due

ApHC regional clubs and International Partners current and complete membership rosters are due in the ApHC office July 15. Contact or call (208) 882-5578 ext. 235 for more information.

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

2011 Appaloosa Youth Party

ApHC is pleased to announce that we are throwing you a wet and wild party at Big Splash Water Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 9, 2011 from 8:30—10:30 p.m. Thank you sponsors—Wade Smith, Andrews Show Horses, Big Splash Water Park and the ApHC. Watch upcoming issues of Appaloosa Journal for more information or contact the ApHC at (208) 882-5578.
Click here to view information about Big Splash Water Park.

Congratulations to new judges carded in March 2011!

  • Michael Bednarek of Jamesville, New York
  • Donald Beard of Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Deana Bjornson of Alberta, Canada
  • Kevin Hood of Westmoreland, Kansas
  • Carol A. Morris of Manor, Texas
  • Janette M. Steffl of Granburry, Texas
  • Daren Wright of Chillicothe, Ohio

An Appaloosa WINS the Victoria Ennis Stakes!

Congratulations to Captain Bucko for his win in the Victoria Ennis Stakes on April 23, 2011 at Remington Park! Also, congratulations to CMB Dixie Fixx for his win in the Three-Year-Old Claiming Race also held at Remington Park.

Masterpiece Challenge Race Series

The APHA has launched a new program that provides added incentives for owners of 3-Year-Old Racing Paint and Appaloosa Horses. This program is designed to boost the purses available to 3-year-olds, as well as enhance the value of enrolled horses. All horses must be registered with the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) or Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC). The APHA Masterpiece Challenge Race will be held at Lone Star Park Race Track and the distance of the race will be 400 yards.

For more information on this program please click here, or call the Appaloosa Racing Coordinator at 208-882-5578 ext. 244.

Racing Annual Starter Fee

Don't forget to send in your $10 starter's fee prior to your horse's first start on the track in order to be eligible for year-end awards. Contact the Appaloosa Racing Coordinator at 208-882-5578 ext. 244 for more information.



In these times of financial difficulty, the ApHC wants to do everything we can to alleviate extra expense for our members! With show season upon us, it is important that your Appaloosa be registered, transferred, advanced, or entered in the Performance Permit program prior to showing. We don't want you to have to pay a RUSH fee in order to have your registration work completed in time for your show!

While turn-around time varies based on a number of variables, the ApHC suggests an allowance of six weeks for registration work completion. Please contact us at least ten days prior to your show date to be certain your work will not require a RUSH payment to be completed in time. Hopefully you will be pleasantly surprised to find your processed work in your mailbox earlier than predicted! But, as the saying goes, better safe than sorry. We look forward to receiving your registration work!


ApHC members can register fillies and colts for a registration fee of only $30 as long as the application is postmarked between their foal date and 6th month foal date. After their 6th month foal date to their 12th month foal date the fee increases to $50. After their 12th month foal date to their 24th month foal date the fee increases to $100.
For example, if your foal was born March 5th, you have until September 5th of the year foaled to have the registration application postmarked and to register the foal for the $30 member fee.

Pedigreed geldings can be registered for only $50 while hardship geldings and spayed mares can be registered for only $100. Appaloosa enthusiasts are encouraged to take advantage of the Aged Horse Special and register Appaloosas over two years of age for only $150!

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