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40th National Appaloosa Show 2017

The 40th National Appaloosa Show is done and dusted!! Official Results will be posted very soon on this website. A heartfelt Thank You to our co-hosts, The Paint Horse Association of New Zealand. The show was held in dazzlingly beautiful weather at the Kihikihi Domain, a fabulous venue, Thank You to the Venue co-ordinator Jenny Strang and her team, it was beautifully prepared. Our Judges. Peter Hill, who judged the English In Hand, Flat Classes and Rider over Fences Classes. Julie Smith who judged our Dressage Tests. Marty Barton, Judge of the Show Hunter Classes. Thank you all for your time, effort and expertise. A special Thank You to Judge Helen Bentley of Australia, who undertook the massive 2 days of Judging of Western Halter, Futurities, and all Western Performance Classes.We hope you enjoy your few days of relaxing in New Zealand – post show. Our Ring Stewards: Linda, Stacey( our Aussie ring-in) and Jamie, Jamie also Gate Stewarded and generally helped everywhere she could. Ingrid, Kim, Elaina, and everyone who helped at the Gate. Our Announcer, Mark, and his assistant (lol) Randy, sorry about the trip to A&E Mark!! Can’t wait to see the pics from our much appreciated photographer, Angel Lainchbury of AWOL Photography, hope you are also feeling better. Our kitchen Crews – oh they were awesome, all volunteers, some unexpectedly so, and all the food, both nights, was delicious!!! The Latte Lady was wonderful, thanks for the great coffees! Our Show Manager, Sheree, who worked like a Trojan, you rock girl! Our setter uppers and cleaner uppers, both inside and out, especially the final poop patrol, a bunch of tired out ladies who still put their hands to the shovels to clean up everyone else’s messes, y’all are the best. A huge Thank You to our Show Secretary, Sheila and her ” behind the scenes” team, a very small team who worked their butts off before the show even started.And a special Thank You to our extremely generous sponsors, large and small, who gave us some wonderful prizes. It was fantastic to have so many of our past members come to watch and stay to reminisce and share. If I missed naming you personally, then Thank You anyway. Thank You to all our Competitors, their Helpers and Hangers-on, Family, Friends and all, without all of you there would be no show. If you missed the Show – you missed a great one!!! Don’t miss next years!!!