Our Annual membership meeting, picnic and trail ride will be Sunday, June 26th at Lake Anna State Park. Be ready to ride out at 11:00. If you’d like to just join us for the picnic, we should be gathering about 12:30. Club will be providing the burger and dogs, members are bringing a dish to share. We love to meet new people, stop by, say Hi and join us. Invite a friend, we have Spots for everyone! For more information call or Text Melissa at 804-3177525
We are hosting a CLINIC !
At Shannondale Farm – 7125 Parrish Road Louisa VA
July 9th 9am – 4pm
Our Clinician is John Chapman of Chapman Performance Horses. Let John help you get confidence and control of your horse. John has over 15 years experience with beginner through advanced level horses and riders. Shannondale farm is just 3 miles from I-64
Morning Session will be working in the Indoor Arena with our horses. Afternoon Session we take our horses outside to ride the grounds. Come enjoy the day working with your horse! If the weather is going to get very hot, we may begin outside and go to the cool indoor for the afternoon.
Costs is only $60 for members; $70 for non-members; Auditors $20
Stalls are available for an additional cost. Early Friday arrivals are welcome. John will also be available for private lessons on Sunday the 10th. Make a weekend of it!
A local 4H club will have food available for purchase.
To sign up – call or text Melissa at 804-317-7525 or Sharon at 540-661-6705
Questions for John? Call 540-272-9064
We had a great Banquet with good food and catching up with good friends. The elections gave us some enthusiastic new volunteers. The officer page has been updated. You may contact us if you have questions or comments. We welcome new members, ideas and always welcome a helping hand.
Our Virginia Bred Appaloosa Awards went to –
Faye Strickler Traci Richcreek Mary Ann Beverly
Edwige Pack Melissa Pherson
Saddle Log Honorees:
Mary Ann Beverly Edwige Pack Roxanna Genovese
Open Show Champions:
Jodie Stowell for combined training/3 Day Eventing
Roxanna Genovese for Dressage
Edwige Pack in Open Adult
Leigh Myzk Reserve
Regional Show Champions:
Traci Richcreek for Games
Edwidge Pack for Non-Pro
Leigh Myzk – Reserve
Please visit our Facebook page Virginia Appaloosa Horse Club for pictures and continued updates!
It’s that time of year again, Yay! The annual Banquet for our Awards and Elections is just a few weeks away on Jan 10th. We hope to see all our members and we love to welcome new faces. If you’d like to attend please see the flyer for details and RSVP. Good food, good people, see you there!
Wow! It was astounding to see 75% of the total membership show up for the general membership meeting/picnic/and trail ride on June 14. What a great showing of interested Appaloosa owners and supporters, as well as a few new friends. After reading the reports from the 2014 ApHC meeting, one would expect a different outcome. With the number of registrations, new members, show participation, etc. at an all time low, it is encouraging to see this kind of turnout. So just how did this happen?
As a new regional club President and fairly recent member of the VaApHC, I think it’s because the VaApHC members have more than a common interest. They genuinely like each other. I see friendly banter and old friends reunited at these gatherings. The trail riders all look happy and well-mounted. Some on Appies, some not. It doesn’t matter: Everyone just seems to enjoy each other’s company. Add to that a ton of delicious food and a wonderful setting, and you have a successful meeting.
And what a wonderful response to the Horse Show Committee’s proposal for an Open Horse Show scheduled for September 12 at Southern Heritage Farm in Midland. This will be the club’s 2015 fundraiser and lots of enthusiasm is needed to make this project a success. Club member participation is needed from sponsorship opportunities to volunteering, and of course, to entering the show!
I hope that our club’s growth and success is indicative of a trend in the National Club. We need to be less focused on bloodlines and internal controversy and more focused on creating a friendly environment for hose enthusiasts to participate and enjoy each other’s company. We all want to see our breed registry grow, our membership soar, and our shows be a resounding success. But, its how we get there that counts.
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an Open Horse Show ! The Show will be held at Southern Heritage Farm in Midland VA on SEPT 12. The class list is up on our Face book page ” Virginia Appaloosa Horse Club”. There will be English and Western classes and will have jackpot payout classes in both the Hunter Go-as-you-please and Western Go-as-you-please. Jackpot is $100! Rules and entry forms will be posting soon. Save the date, come show and have fun with us!
The 2015 forms for the VA Bred program are available on the forms page.
Several members had attended the SBRAA Show at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington VA in April to kick off the show year. This fun group again showed in Delaware at the Delaware Appaloosa Horse Associations show in May. If you’d thought of showing at Appaloosa shows, now is a great time. With new Walk/Trot classes to get exhibitors back in the ring, or new to the ring, and a fun group, we’d love to help and support new members!
Our first Trail ride of the year was held in April and was at Phelp’s park. We have a ready group of avid trail riders and a great turnout for this ride. You do not have to have a registered Appaloosa, or even an Appaloosa to join us!
General Membership Meeting, Cookout and Trail ride will be on Sunday June 14th at Lake Anna State Park. Plan to ride out (saddled and ready) at 10:30 am. Cookout and Meeting to follow at Noon. You may join us for the ride or just the Food and Meeting. Details and updates will be on the facebook page.
We will again BE attending the Delaware Appaloosa Horse Association show on Aug 22-23.
We are working on holding an Open Show! It will be in Sept, so stay tuned!!
Welcome ! This page hasn’t seen much action lately, we are all over on the Facebook page. You can keep up with members and our activities on the Virginia Appaloosa Horse Club facebook page. The Forms tab continues to hold our forms to sign up for membership, the saddle log, show points along with the rules and mailing information. There are some changes to the Virginia Bred Form that are being updated.