Equine enthusiasts and nearly 700 of the Nation’s most colorful Appaloosa horses came together June 22-July 4 in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center for an exciting gathering hosted by the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC).
The annual 13-day event showcased talented Appaloosas and exhibitors, who competed for amazing prizes and prestigious titles in over 200 classes. Classes offered included Cattle, Western, English, Jumping, Games and Halter disciplines. Some of the equine industry’s toughest competitions are uniquely Appaloosa, events such as the Rope Race and the horse-against-horse Nez Perce Stake Races are always among the crowd favorites!
In addition to spectacular classes, some of the most coveted honors in the Appaloosa industry were awarded at the 68th National Appaloosa Show and 2015 World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show; including Champion Cattle Horse, Western Horse, English Horse, Games Horse, and numerous high-point awards for both Youth and Non-Pro exhibitors. (Awards listings are at the end of this press release).
The ApHC proudly hosted, in conjunction with the America Paint Horse Association, a number of classes for Youth of all ages to participate in. Classes such as Shankless Showmanship, the Versatility Challenge, and the coveted Champion of Champions class provided a unique opportunity for Appaloosa and Paint Youth to compete head to head. New this year was the introduction of the CHAPS (Challenged Horsemen and Appaloosa Competition for Independent and Supported Exhibitors) classes during the 2015 World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show, which proved to be a tremendous opportunity for the participants to be recognized and celebrated for their successes at the World level.
68th National Appaloosa Show Award Standings
Grand Champion Halter Stallion- VERY COOLICIOUS, Owned By, CAROL & WILLIAM TAUFMANN, ARLINGTON, IN
Reserve Champion Halter Stallion-SECRET HEIR, Owned By, WINSOME FARMS LLC, FT MYERS, FL
Grand Champion Halter Mare-COOL KISS, Owned By, BARBARA BROTZ, PLYMOUTH, WI
Reserve Champion Halter Mare-SO SWEET, Owned By, MARILYNN & LEWIS FEUERSTEIN, CRESTON, CA
Grand Champion Halter Gelding-THE BIG HIT, Owned By, MITCH DILLON, MAYODAN, NC
Reserve Champion Halter Gelding-MADE WITH PIZZAZZ, Owned By, JAMES H. WILD TRUST, SARCOXIE, MO
Champion Western Horse-A CHIP OF SUDDEN, Owned By, AUDREY SWANSON, Lucas, TX
Champion English Horse-HES GOT SMOOTH HANDS, Owned By, MICHAELA DINGER, Keller, TX
Champion Cattle Horse-HAIDAS SLIK WILLIE, Owned By, NICK & AMY CLARK KINSCH, Ponca City, OK
Champion Games Horse-DYNAMIC DUDE, Owned By, NETTIE & DAVID OLSEN, Denver, NC
Grand Champion Non-Pro Halter Mare-SATIN COLLECTION, Owned By JASON & KIMBERLY ANDING, Mansfield, TX
Reserve Champion Non-Pro Halter Mares-R COOL VISION, Owned By, GARY & TAMMY RAAK, New Prague, MN
Grand Champion Non- Pro Halter Stallion- VERY COOLICIOUS, Owned By, CAROL & WILLIAM TAUFMANN, Arlington, IN
Reserve Champion Non-Pro Halter Stallions- HES SIMPLY ENOUGH, Owned By, KELLY ENGLE-THOMPSON, Clarksville, OH
Grand Champion Non-Pro Halter Gelding- THE BIG HIT, Owned By, MITCH DILLON, Mayodan, NC
Reserve Champion Non-Pro Halter Geldings- ALL POWERED UP, Owned By, VICKIE & STEVE WHARRAM, Cleburne, TX
ApHC All-Around Non-Pro Award- JESSICA OLSEN, HEZA CLASSY CHARLIE, Waxhaw, NC
High-Point Non- Pro-JESSICA OLSEN, Waxhaw, NC
Reserve High-Point Non-Pros- SHERRI A. MELL, San Antonio, TX
High Point Masters Non-Pro- LORA MARSHALL, San Antonio, TX
Reserve High-Point Masters Non-Pros- HOLLY J. ANDERSON, Meshoppen, PA
High-Point 35 &Over Non-Pro- LESLA ANDREWS, Peoria, AZ
Reserve High-Point 35 & Over Non-Pros- JENNIFER HULCHER, Argyle, TX
High-Point Novice Non-Pro- STEPHANIE HOOD, Lawrenceville, GA
Reserve High-Point Novice Non-Pros- MARY CAGE, Ponder, TX
Champion Non-Pro Games Horse- SPOTTED CHEXS ALIAS, Owned By, DR. RICHARD TOWE & TODD TOWE, Franklin, KY
Champion Non-Pro Cattle Horse- SMART MATE CHEX OUT, Owned By, CARLY WETTLAUFER, Ramona, SD
Champion Non-Pro Halter Exhibitor- TAMMY RAAK, New Prague, MN
Champion Non-Pro Western Exhibitor- JESSICA OLSEN, Waxhaw, NC
Champion Non-Pro English Exhibitor- MEGAN WAGNER, Pilot Point, TX
Champion Non-Pro Showmanship/Equitation Exhibitor- JESSICA OLSEN, Waxhaw, NC
High-Point Youth, 12 & Under-MADELINE ELIZABETH GREGORY, SEATTLE, WA
Reserve High-Point Youth, 12 & Under-JENNA CHIARELLA, SAMMAMISH, WA
High-Point Youth 13-15- JOSEPHINE ISABELLE RIMMER, SAMMAMISH, WA
Reserve High-Point Youths, 13-15- ALLY BROWN, NORWALK, OH
High-Point Youth, 16-18- TAEYA HARLE, ISSAQUAH, WA
Reserve High-Point Youths, 16-18- LAUREN NICOLE BENINGER, SEATTLE, WA
ApHC All-Around Youth-MADELINE ELIZABETH GREGORY, SEATTLE, WA
Overall High-Point Youth- JOSEPHINE ISABELLE RIMMER, SAMMAMISH, WA
High-Point Walk/ Trot Exhibitor- MAGGIE LEIGH HARRELL, RANDLEMAN, NC
Reserve High-Point Walk/Trot Exhibitors- CADENCE SCHEER, NORWELL, MA
High-Point 18 & Under Equitation Rider- TAEYA HARLE, ISSAQUAH, WA
High-Point Novice, 18 & Under- CASEY MARIE TEMPLE, ISSAQUAH, WA
Reserve High-Point Novices, 18 & Under- MAISEN GORES, ALMENA, WI
Champion Cattle Exhibitor, 18 & Under- EMMA GRISWOLD, PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL
Champion Youth Over Fences Award- MICHAELA DINGER, KELLER, TX
Youth Team Tournament- THE COLOR CREW, TERRITORY 6
Congratulations to each and every competitor at the 68th National Appaloosa Horse Show and 2015 World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show!
Now the ApHC is gearing up for the 2015 World Championship Appaloosa Show at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 23-31, 2015. Be sure to mark your calendars and stay tuned to www.appaloosa.com for the most up-to-date information regarding this exciting upcoming event!
For more information about the Appaloosa Horse Club and its events, please visit www.appaloosa.com or call ApHC at 208-882-5578.
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 700,000 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.