It’s free to for ApHANZ members to have their photos here, just send them to service@appaloosaassn.co.nz or Caroline McKnight (Website Admin) at ardenholmappaloosas@hotmail.com in jpeg format , preferably with a few notes about who you and your horse are and what you are doing, and specify that they are for the Members Photo Gallery. We look forward to seeing what you and your Appaloosa are doing!!

Kiss Me Kate shows the Led/In Hand Ring how it’s done!!

Rotorua A & P Show and Te Puke A & P Show

Leigh-Ann Hill and her lovely Appaloosa mare, Kiss Me Kate took a gamble and entered the English In Hand Classes at the recent Rotorua A & P Show and Te Puke A & P Show. Competing against mostly Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods and purpose bred Sport Horses, Leigh-Ann and Kate surpassed even their own expectations and collected a neck full of ribbons at each outing. A first, second and three thirds at Te Puke and another First, two seconds a third and a fifth at Rotorua. One Judge commented to Leigh-Ann about how lovely Kate was and that she was the only horse there that the Judge would like to ride! Congratulations to Leigh-Ann on her wonderful efforts with Kate, proving , yet again that Appaloosas can take on the big boys and show them how it’s done!!! We look forward to watching Leigh-Ann and Kiss Me Kate competeing at the Combined Appaloosa and Paint National Show at Kihikihi on 17th, 18th and 19th March 2017.

Appaloosa mare Kiss Me Kate displaying her ribbons after the In Hand classes at the Te Puke A & P Show.

Appaloosa mare Kiss Me Kate displaying her ribbons after the In Hand classes at the Te Puke A & P Show.

 

Kiss Me Kate displaying her ribbons after Rotorua A & P Show

Kiss Me Kate displaying her ribbons after Rotorua A & P Show


 

GAB’s Whata Kracka makes an impressive showing!!

Monday 6th February 2017 – Ashurst Pohangina Horse Sports.

In a very impressive display of the talent, versatility and sheer goodness of the Appaloosa Horse, Allison Mercel and the evergreen  Appaloosa Stallion GAB’s Whata Kracka competed at the Ashurst Pohangina Horse Sports Day. Considering it has been 5 years since Kracka last competed and neither he, nor Allison have done an English Sports Pleasure Competition before the results were rather spectacular.

They placed second in the Best Presented, the Novice Mount and the Combo of two horses. Placing first in both Novice Paced and Mannered and Open Paced and Mannered, Kracka then went on to take the Champion Pleasure Mount. Allison also won the Open Rider Class and the Bareback Rider Class. They were again placed First in the Learners Horse Class. It is incredible that the Judges chose a Stallion as the horse they would be most likely to put learners onto!!! The team rounded out the day by being the Overall High Point Winners!!  What an achievement!!

Congratulations to Allison and GAB’s Whata Kracka, outstanding results and Thank You for Showcasing all the very best aspects of the Appaloosa Breed.  We all look forward to watching Allison and Kracka competing at the 40th Appaloosa National Show 17th,18th,19th March 2017 at Kihi Kihi.

Allison Mercel and Appaloosa Stallion GAB's Whata Kracka

Allison Mercel and Appaloosa Stallion GAB’s Whata Kracka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Mercel and Appaloosa Stallion GAB's Whata Kracka

Allison Mercel and Appaloosa Stallion GAB’s Whata Kracka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


North Island All Breeds In Hand Show

7 & 8 January 2017 at National Equestrian Centre, Taupo.

A superbly run Show, a little different than most of us are used to, but a fantastic experience. With classes for Registered Appaloosas and Unregistered Appaloosas there were some gorgeous horses there. Some of the Members and Registered Horses seen were Leigh-Ann Hill and Kiss Me Kate, winners in the Mare Section. Allison Mercel and GAB’s Whata Kracka alongside Comanche Warrior represented our Stallions. Cee Im Too Hot To Zip and Caroline McKnight in the Junior Geldings and the stunning Cotton Eye Joe and Linda Wheeler were winners in the Senior Gelding, Champion Gelding, Most Colourful Appaloosa and the Supreme Champion Appaloosa. Linda and her gorgeous 3 year old also competed in many of the other classes available to them and they did themselves and the Appaloosa Breed proud, winning a great many classes. Congratulations Linda & Cotton Eye Joe.

 

Sammy alone

Pictured: Cee I’m Too Hot To Zip, Winner Junior Gelding and Reserve Champion Gelding.

 

 


Congratulations to Linda Wheeler and her lovely colt Cotton Eye Joe for winning the Supreme title at the NZ Golden Horse National Show.

Cotton Eye Joe


 

26/4/2015; Nikki Weatherhead

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My lovely 3 yr old Gelding , MK Jackson Sundowner. Bred By Mattkar Appaloosa Stud. WHATAWHATA. Sire: MARAROA RIVER BREEZE,  DAM: SOUTHERN CUTE DREAMS.