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ApHC Reiners Approved to Qualify Through NRHA Shows

Thursday, May 12, 2016 AT 08:05 PM

The Appaloosa Reining Horse Association (ApRHA), an association dedicated to the sport of Reining with registered Appaloosa horses, has received approval from their governing association, Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC), to implement a new qualifying program for the ApHC World Show, which will kick-off on September 1, 2016. The ApHC BODs vote on April 19 was overwhelmingly in favor to have this new program take effect for the 2017 ApHC World Show held in Fort Worth, Texas.

ApHC Reiners will now have the option of showing at NRHA shows in order to collect the necessary criteria to qualify for their respective divisions at the ApHC World Show.  For those Appaloosa Reiners that did not have access to Regional ApHC shows, due to logistics and geography, and therefore could not qualify for the ApHC World Show, this now affords them the opportunity to showcase their Reiners and pick up the necessary criteria for qualification.

All NRHA shows in North America are eligible for this program and all classes, with the exception of Green classes, Ride & Slide, and Youth classes, are eligible for qualifying.

“We could not be more excited for this addition to qualifying for our members,” stated  ApRHA President, Gillian Galligan.  “The ApRHA has worked long and hard in conjunction with the ApHC BODs to launch this program, ensuring that all parties – ApHC, ApRHA, and ApHC Regional Clubs – will recognize the benefit of having options.”

Steve Taylor, ApHC CEO also believes, “This program will be good for our organizations.  Specialization is changing the way shows operate and we need to make sure that we make the appropriate changes to continue moving forward towards growth and prosperity for our members and the Appaloosa breed.”

For more details, click here.

ApRHA Teams Up With Wounded Warrior Project

Thursday, December 31, 2015 AT 01:12 PM

Wadsworth, IL:  Today, ApRHA, an association dedicated to the sport of Reining with registered Appaloosa horses, delivered a check in the amount of $3,500.00, to the Wounded Warrior Project office located in Chicago, IL.  This donation was as a result of the annual ApRHA Silent Auction which is held in Ft. Worth, TX at the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) World Show the last week in October.  The Silent Auction is in its third year, with the ApRHA donating 50% of all winning bid monies to the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity that serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.

When the current ApRHA Executive Board took the reins in 2012, they made it a priority to align themselves philanthropically with an organization that had similar values.  According to Gillian Galligan, ApRHA President, “The WWP core values of “Fun, Integrity, Loyalty, Innovation and Service” aligned perfectly with what we were trying to create in our own association.  Plus, we were looking for an organization where the monies would actually reach the people in need. Since the WWP relies solely on corporate sponsorships and donations such as ours, we knew our contribution would make a difference.”

The ApRHA Silent Auction continues to be a success each year with more items and more sales.  Jane Cairo, ApRHA Treasurer and manager of the Silent Auction says, “Each year we get more items donated at no charge, plus we are now selling out of everything we have.  People at the ApHC World Show really look forward to this and are glad to help out a cause such as the Wounded Warrior Project. It would be nice if we could double our donation amount in 2016.”

To donate items for the 2016 ApRHA Silent Auction, contact Jane Cairo (305) 218-2770 or to donate to the Wounded Warrior Project directly, contact Keisha Gant (630) 522-4780.

ApRHA Non-Pro Derby 4-year-old Stakes Added

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 AT 08:07 PM

July 14, 2015 – During the April BOD meeting, it was determined that an additional incentive needed to be added for Non-Pro’s showing 4-year-olds in the $3500.00 Jimmie Smith Derby at the October ApRHA World Show in Fort Worth, Texas.  An anonymous benefactor stepped up and offered $1500.00 added money for the high-placing Non-Pro 4-year-old Derby competitor.  Junior horses, aged 4-5-year-olds, will still have the option of being shown 1-handed in the bridle, or 2-handed in a hackamore/snaffle bit.

ApRHA Futurity Changes to 3-Year-Olds Only

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 AT 08:07 PM

July 14, 2015 – The ApRHA Board of Directors voted unanimously earlier this year to change the requirements for the ApRHA World Show Futurity which is held at the ApHC World Show each October in Fort Worth, Texas.  In previous years, the Futurity had both Open (L4 and L1) classes running 3-year-olds, with also a Non-Pro L4 slate, running 3-or-4-year-olds.  It was determined by the BOD that it was in the best interest of the Association for continued growth as well as to better align with NRHA guidelines, to drop the Non-Pro slate, run only the Open L4 and L1 classes, with an addition of a $1,000.00 High Scoring Non-Pro money incentive.

The Open L4 class will continue to have $5,000.00 added, with the Open L1 offering $2,500.00.  All exhibitors have the option to ride one-handed in the bridle or 2-handed in a hackamore/snaffle-bit on their 3-year-old Futurity horses.

Buy, Breed & Win Foal Nomination Form

Saturday, May 23, 2015 AT 06:05 PM

The ApRHA has just announced a new program to get Appaloosa foals eligible for the $10,000 Buy, Breed & Win Open Futurity.  If you bought a breeding through the ApRHA Stallion Auction Incentive Program, your resulting foal is already eligible if it meets all of the rules and conditions.  But, if you were not able to purchase the breeding through the Stallion Auction, you now have a way to get your breeding nominated and participate in the Buy, Breed & Win Futurity.  Click here for Rules and Conditions.

2015 Stallion Service Auction Starts January 1

Sunday, November 30, 2014 AT 05:11 PM

Currently, there are 23 Stallions offered on the ApRHA Stallion Service Auction which kicks off on January 1st!  A variety of top-notch champions with AQHA and ApHC pedigrees are being offered!  Starting bids are 1/2 the advertised stud fee price or $500, whichever is greater…this is a great deal, so get your bids in early.  Early bids accepted on the ApRHA Facebook page, beginning January 1 and ending January 15th.  Any remaining breedings will be on a first-come, first-serve basis commencing January 30th through April 15th.

It’s Reining in Ft. Worth

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 AT 05:09 PM

September 10, 2014 – Entry forms due by Monday, September 29th for the pre-show discounted entry price for all ApRHA Reining Events!  Don’t miss out on thousands of dollars in prize money and prizes.  Classes offered:  Ima Smart Move $5,000 L4 Open Futurity, Markel Insurance $5,000 L1 Open Futurity, ApRHA $3,500 L4 Non-Pro Futurity, MA Powersign $2,000 Non-Pro 7 & Up, Missouri Ledges Appaloosas $2,500 L4 Open and Non-Pro Derby, and TOP Appaloosas $2,500 World Show Superstakes!

2014 ApRHA Memberships DUE!

Monday, May 19, 2014 AT 11:05 AM

All 2014 Memberships should be in prior to June 1, 2014 in order to be able to compete at Nationals AND to avoid the late fee that applies after June 1st.  If you have not sent in your Membership forms yet, get those in ASAP! Forms can be found here.

Novice Non-Pro Class Hits Nationals

Monday, May 19, 2014 AT 11:05 AM

Fort Worth, Texas – The ApRHA is pleased to announce the addition of the Novice Non-Pro Reining class to this year’s 2014 Nationals in Fort Worth, Texas. A Championship Buckle will be awarded courtesy of Sheri Shaw & Duntattoedavaquero.  This class is ran in conjunction with the Non-Pro Reining and rider must meet all of the ApHC Novice Non-Pro requirements in order to enter. Pre-show entry form deadlines are May 31st and you can find them here.

ApRHA Offers $1000 Superstakes @ Nationals

Monday, May 19, 2014 AT 11:05 AM

Ft. Worth, Texas – For the first time, the ApRHA will be offering $200 added money to each of the ApHC Reining classes at this year’s Nationals in Fort Worth, Texas. Deadline for pre-entries is May 31st!  All 5 Reining classes will have $200 added courtesy of Plus One Performance Horses, Granbury, Texas. Entry forms can be found here.