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Country Calendar

Stan and Jeanine McDonald, of Mararoa Appaloosa Stud, Invercargill were approached by Country Calendar to film them enjoying their Appaloosas for one of their programs on TV.

Country Calendar filmed over a few days and included the horses as well as general life on the farm there.

This program is going to be on TV 1, Saturday 19th of September at 7 pm.

This will be a great one to watch and hopefully really showcases the wonderful horses they are breeding and demonstrates how versatile Appaloosas are.

Welcome to the new Breeding Season

Spring is here and now is the time to start looking around for a suitable stallion for your mare. There are lots of things to be considered.

One of the most important things is what are your plans for the future foal.  What type of riding do you like best?  Dressage, Jumping Western, Games, Trail riding, Endurance, or just hacking for fun.  Whatever your ideas are using a suitable stallion who is fully registered will enable you to apply to register your foal in our stud book.

Apart from the obvious of having papers as proof of breeding it will no doubt increase the value of your foal.

Our website supplies you with a complete list of all our fully registered and classified stallions eligible for the current breeding season.

Should you be looking to purchase a horse, and enjoy competing earning points towards awards and certificates make sure that the horse has Adult registration papers.  Should the horse only have Green progeny papers, please remember these papers are only valid until the horse is two years old.  After which they will need to be upgraded to adult registration.

Please contact the office or any one of the Councillors for any additional information you may require.

Raffle Results

The Prezzy Card raffle was drawn recently.  Thank you to everyone who participated in this annual Assn. fund raiser, your support is very valuable.  Congratulations to Kris Wiffin, Charlotte Edmonstone and Renay Armishaw, we hope you enjoy your prizes.

National Show Results now available

Annual Hi-Points Awards now available

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New Membership Year

1 August 2015 – 31 July 2016

Have you renewed your membership?  The members pages access password will be updated on 1 August, if you have current membership and have not yet received your new password, please contact the office.

Join the Appaloosa Association

Being a member of the Appaloosa Association is  more than just a subscription. Our members are as unique and diverse as the horses themselves.  By belonging to ApHANZ you are encouraged to actively participate in the preservation, growth and development of the Appaloosa in New Zealand through being a part of a like-minded community of horse people.

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Contact Us

Unfortunately owing to a computer breakdown no emails will be  able to be answered  for the next few days.  Very sorry about this  but will reply to every one as soon as possible.  In the meantime several of the other Councillors may be able to help you with your inquiries,  feel free to contact them through their details on the contact us page.

Regards Sheila,



Contact the Office:

Secretary/Treasurer; Sheila Dandy

Office Hours: Tues, Weds, Thurs, 7 – 9 pm

E-mail: service@appaloosaassn.co.nz – anytime

Telephone: (07) 322 8222  during office hours or leave a message anytime.

Postal address:
C/- 305 Hallett Road, RD 2, Whakatane, 3192, NZ

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The official New Zealand Appaloosa horse registry

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