One of the largest gatherings of exhibitors, owners, trainers, equine enthusiasts and nearly 800 of the world’s elite Appaloosas will come together in Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 24- Nov. 1, 2014, for the premier event of the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) The 2014 World Championship Appaloosa Show.
The nine-day international competition will showcase some of the industry’s most talented, athletic and versatile equines and exhibitors. Exhibitors will be competing in a wide array of classes including jumping, cattle, halter, western pleasure and unique-to-the-breed horse-against-horse speed events. The World Championship Appaloosa Show offers an exciting experience showcasing multiple disciplines.
In conjunction with the rewarding competition, the “giving spirit” and the sense of camaraderie will be boosted by several special events offered at the show. On Saturday, Oct. 25, the ApHC and World Show attendees will participate in the annual “Think Pink” Performance. The American Cancer Society Benefit Calcutta will run concurrently with the Nez Perce Stake Race and all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
On Friday, Oct. 31, “Toys for Tots” Performance Night kicks off with classes including Rope Race, Open Two-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Western Pleasure Futurity, and the always-popular Freestyle Reining. The price of admission is an unwrapped child’s toy for donation and all attendees will receive a raffle ticket for the night’s performance. Throughout the evening the ApHC will be raffling off numerous items generously donated by World Championship Show vendors and sponsors.
For more information and up-to-the-minute details, be sure to visit www.appaloosa.com and click on the World Show logo at the bottom of the home page. View and download the World Show Premium Book and be sure to pick up a copy of the Show Preview issue of the Appaloosa Journal at the 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.