April 6, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Elaine Pierson, Marketing Director
Office: (208) 882-5578, ext. 273
Fax: (208) 882-8150
MOSCOW, Idaho – As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the ApHC Board of Directors has agreed unanimously to waive qualifying for the 2020 Appaloosa World Championship Show to be held October 30 through November 7 in Fort Worth, Texas.
“We came at this decision the right way,” said ApHC President Ken Johnson. “We analyzed trends, gathered information, listened to our Members, debated it among ourselves, and resisted overtures to move too quickly. While this action will benefit our show exhibitors tremendously, it was imperative that we help our Regional Clubs as well, during these tough economic times.”
To that end, The Board of Directors also approved a plan to award an additional set of points for every regional show in 2020, including those already held. There will be no national point fees assessed on these additional set of points.
In an effort to help trail and endurance riders, the ApHC took the further step of approving a motion to waive mileage requirements for the 2020 ANCER and ANCCTR.
“Despite the serious challenges we are facing, these decisions are a win-win for all of our members,” Johnson added. “I want to commend our entire Board for their hard work and input in putting these necessary measures into place. They have worked tirelessly on behalf of the ApHC and its membership.”
The Board of Directors also approved a number of rule and bylaw changes which will be posted soon for review and comment.
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.