Exhibitors, owners, trainers, equine enthusiasts and nearly 700 of the world’s most colorful Appaloosas came together Oct. 24-Nov. 1 in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center for an exciting 2014 World Championship Appaloosa Show hosted by the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC)!
The annual nine-day international event showcased the world’s most talented Appaloosas and exhibitors, all of whom competed for amazing prizes and prestigious titles in 170 classes including cattle, western, English, jumping, games, freestyle reining and halter. Some of the equine industry’s most exciting competitions are uniquely Appaloosa events such as the Rope Race and the horse against horse Nez Perce Stake Races–these are always among the crowd favorites!
In addition to the variety of classes, some of the most coveted honors in the Appaloosa industry were awarded at the 2014 World Championship Appaloosa Show, including World’s Best Appaloosa, Champion Cattle Horse, Western Horse, English Horse, Games Horse, World Show Leading Breeder and numerous high-point awards. (Awards listings are at the end of this press release.)
The ApHC proudly hosted the annual Toys for Tots Benefit in conjunction with Freestyle Reining. The ApHC raised nearly $2,000 and collected five bins of new toys for the children of Fort Worth. The ApHC would like to thank everyone who contributed and made this charity event a success.
2014 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP APPALOOSA SHOW AWARD STANDINGS
World’s Best Appaloosa: ICONS TEQUILA MAMA, owned by Daniel and Dorine Bennet of Madison, SD
Res. World’s Best Appaloosa: HEZA CLASSY CHARLIE, owned by David & Nettie Olsen of Waxhaw, NC
World Show Leading Breeder: NANCY MAGNUSSEN of College Station, TX
Open Overall High Point Exhibitor: SANDY JIRKOVSKY of Kearney, NE
All-Around Non-Pro: JESSICA OLSEN of Waxhaw, NC
Champion Cattle Horse: MR TIPS BUDWIZER, owned by Clifford and Cindy Hutchinson of Chapman, KS
Res. Champion Cattle Horse: RIDE AND SLIDE, owned by Clifford and Cindy Hutchinson of Chapman, KS
Champion Western Horse: A CHIP OF SUDDEN, owned by Audrey Swanson of Lucas, TX
Res. Champion Western Horse: HEZA CLASSY CHARLIE, owned by David and Nettie Olsen of Waxhaw, NC
Champion English Horse: MEADOW MAID, owned by Debra S. Leus of Pilot Point, TX
Res. Champion English Horse: ZIPS HOT ROX, owned by Amanda M Check of Bethlehem, PA
Champion Games Horse: DYNAMIC DUDE, owned by David & Nettie Olsen of Waxhaw, NC
Res. Champion Games Horse: PRINCE DREAM DANCER, owned by Andrew Harkins of York, PA and Donna Harkins of Felton, PA
Open High Point Over Fence Horse: DOWNTOTHELASTDETAIL, owned by The Hulcher Family of Argyle, TX
Non-Pro High-Point Over Fence Horse: MOONLIGHT HUNTER, owned by Kristy Stecker of Phoenix, AZ
High Point Non-Pro: Jessica Olsen of Waxhaw, NC
Res. High Point Non-Pro: Richard Schlough of Reedsburg, WI
High Point 35 & Over Non-Pro: Chrissy Belcher of Marlow, OK
Res. High Point 35 & Over Non-Pro: Lesla D. Andrews of Corrales, NM
Non-Pro High Point Masters: Lora Marshall of San Antonio, TX
Res. Non-Pro High Point Masters: Karen Lewis of Belleville, KS
High Point Novice Non-Pro: Chrissy Belcher of Marlow, OK
Res. High Point Novice Non-Pro: Stephanie Lynne Hood of Conyers, Georgia
Champion Non-Pro Games Horse: RUF N MIGHTY, owned by Lorri Peterson of Chardon, OH
Res. Champion Non-Pro Games Horse: DYNAMIC DUDE, owned by David and Nettie Olsen of Waxhaw, NC
Champion Non-Pro Cattle Horse: HOLLYWOOD RUBY, owned by Richard Schlough of Reedsburg, WI
Res. Champion Non-Pro Cattle Horse: RIDE AND SLIDE, owned by Clifford and Cindy Hutchinson of Chapman, KS
Champion Non-Pro Halter Exhibitor: Kimberly Anding of Mansfield, TX
Res. Champion Non-Pro Halter Exhibitor: Jennie Shrout of Clements, CA
Champion Non-Pro Western Exhibitor: Jessica Olsen of Waxhaw, NC
Res. Champion Non-Pro Western Exhibitor: Tristanna Bickford of Hillsdale, WY
Champion Non-Pro Showmanship/Equitation Exhibitor Tristanna Bickford of Hillsdale, WY
Res. Champion Non-Pro Showmanship/Equitation Exhibitor: Jessica Olsen of Waxhaw, NC
Champion Non-Pro English Exhibitor Christy Wallace of Schriever, LA
Res. Champion Non-Pro English Exhibitor: Jessica Olsen of Waxhaw, NC
Congratulations to each and every competitor and qualifier of the 2014 World Championship Appaloosa Show!
Now the ApHC is gearing up for the 68th National Appaloosa Show and 2015 World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Stay tuned to www.appaloosa.com for the most up-to-date information regarding this exciting upcoming event!
For more information and complete coverage of the honors awarded to Appaloosas at the 2014 World Championship, pick up your copy of the January 2015 issue of Appaloosa Journal. 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.