2019 World Championship Appaloosa Show: Celebrating 30 Years in Fort Worth

The Appaloosa Horse Club hosted its 2019 World Championship Appaloosa Show at Will Rogers Memorial Center, where nearly 600 of the best horses in the breed were in attendance. This marked 30 consecutive years that the prestigious event has been held in Fort Worth, Texas. France and Italy, two Canadian provinces and 43 states were represented at this year’s show.

The nine-day event consisted of 85 Non-Pro and 97 Open classes, as well as 37 specialty classes hosted by Appaloosa Cutting Horse Association (ApCHA), Appaloosa Reining Horse Association (ApRHA), Appaloosa Halter Futurity (AHF), Appaloosa Pleasure Horse Association (ApPHA) and the Appaloosa Game Horse Association (AGHA). Participants who took part in these classes showcased the skills and abilities of their horses while also receiving cash and prizes. Throughout the course of the show, 2,200 entries were shown. Classes with the most entries included Non-Pro Ranch Riding and Senior Trail, with 31 and 33 entries respectively.

A highlight of the show included the Open Most Colorful at Halter class, sponsored by Flying W Appaloosa Ranch in memory of Jim Wild where the first, second and third place winners received memorial awards totaling $1,500. Like the impressive coat patterns of Appaloosas in Most Colorful, another class that catches the attention of spectators each year is Freestyle Reining, where exhibitors perform original choreographed patterns to music. This year’s title was claimed by NU CIRCLE N SIGN, ridden by Jane Cairo to the tune of Marie Laveau by Bobby Bare.

The Progressive Social is always a special evening during the show and a great way to mix and mingle with other show attendees! This year it was held Sunday, October 27th, with courses sponsored by Sue Scobee, Maestas Show Horses, Carol Jones – American Acres, and John & Debby Letham. Attendees not only enjoyed delicious food, they also entered for the chance to win prizes donated by sponsors, vendors, members and local businesses.

The Appaloosa Horse Club would like to thank the members, exhibitors, and sponsors who make the World Championship Appaloosa Show possible. A passion for the Appaloosa brings people together each year for this memorable event. Congratulations to each and every competitor at the 2019 World Championship Appaloosa Show!

2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP APPALOOSA SHOW AWARD STANDINGS

 World's Best Appaloosa: MR SHINING GUN, owned by Jim Jirkovsky of Whitesboro, TX, bred by Dennis M. Herman of Maiden, NC

Award Trailer Sponsored by Twin Cities South Trailer Sales LLC, Sundowner, and Gary & Tammy Raak

Elite Custom Saddles Trophy Saddle Sponsored by: Windemere Equestrian Center

 Reserve World's Best Appaloosa: SHES SLEEPIN SINGLE, owned by Taylor Wiemers of Ruthven, IA and Debra K. Gerber of Bixby, OK, bred by Margaret Ann Jentz of South Bend, IN

 World Show Leading Breeder: Char-O-Lot Ranch of Myakka City, FL

Open Overall High-Point Exhibitor: Cody Wayne Crow of Johnstown, CO

 All-Around Non-Pro: DeeAnna McBride of Costa Mesa, CA on A SPOTLESS BLUE BOY

Award Trailer Sponsored by Twin Cities South Trailer Sales LLC, Sundowner, and Gary & Tammy Raak

Elite Custom Saddles Trophy Saddle Sponsored by: The Wagner Family

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Long Creek ApHC

 Champion Cattle Horse: MR SHINING GUN, owned by Jim Jirkovsky of Whitesboro, TX, bred by Dennis M. Herman of Maiden, NC

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Alpha Russell

 Reserve Champion Cattle Horse: BET YOUR DREAM, owned by Earl A. Steinert Jr. Trust, bred by Earl A. Steinert Jr. of Strafford, MO and Ronna S. Steinert of Springfield, MO

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: ApHC Stallion, Stolen Identity

 Champion Western Horse: SHES SLEEPIN SINGLE, owned by Taylor Wiemers of Ruthven, IA and Debra K. Gerber of Bixby, OK, bred by Margaret Ann Jentz of South Bend, IN

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: The Wagner Family

Reserve Champion Western Horse: VS LADY IN RED, owned by Mariah Peake of Ottawa Lake, MI, owned by Mary Ellen Tsihlis and Kailie N. Tsihlis of Bethlehem, PA

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Wilkerson Performance Horses

Champion English Horse: WILLIAM GRANT, owned by Michael Shepherd of Aubrey, TX and Holly Janak of Shiner, TX, bred by Nancy Magnussen of College Station, TX

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Sharon Snyder & Detailed Rezurvation, 2016 ApHC Stallion

 Reserve Champion English Horse: CQ ROYAL BLUE, owned and bred by Kathleen Byrd of Natchitoches, LA

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Schneider Saddlery

 Champion Games Horse: SOLD AS IZ, owned by Amy Hudson of Finleyville, PA, bred by Becky Johnson of Coal City, IL

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Keystone ApHC

 Reserve Champion Games Horse: LUCKY CHUCK, owned by Destiny Zeiders of Mifflintown, PA, bred by Lenny Griffiths of Thackerville, OK and T-LU Ranch Performance of Greensburg, KY

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Elite Custom Saddles

 Champion Ranch Horse: NU CIRCLE N SIGN, owned by Jane Cairo and Rene Cairo of Live Oak, FL, bred by Jim Dobler and Heather McLevin of Delburne, Alberta, Canada

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Get Coached – Cyndi Robbins

 Reserve Champion Ranch Horse: ONE BUFF JERSEY owned by Jane Cairo and Rene Cairo of Live Oak, FL, bred by M. Wade Smith of Geary, OK

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: The Wagner Family

Open High-Point Over Fences Horse: DOWNTOTHELASTDETAIL, owned by The Hulcher Family of Pilot Point, TX, bred by Jennifer Marcom of Whitesboro, TX

Custom Award Sponsored by: Page & Dawson Simpson

Open High-Point Over Fences Horse: WILLIAM GRANT, owned by Michael Shepherd of Aubrey, TX and Holly Janak of Shiner, TX, bred by Nancy Magnussen of College Station, TX

Non-Pro High-Point Over Fences Horse: HEZ SO IRRESISTIBLE, owned by Janet Murray of Hampstead, NH and Amanda Soffron of Dedham, MA, bred by Sheree L. Koehler of Roberts, WI

Custom Award Sponsored by: Page & Dawson Simpson

High-Point Non-Pro: Richard Schlough of Reedsburg, WI

Elite Custom Saddles Trophy Saddle Sponsored by: Beck Farms

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Equine Salt Water Therapy, Home of Hands Off My Stetson

 Reserve High-Point Non-Pro: Tristanna Bickford of Santa Fe, NM

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Terry & Karen Sartain

High-Point 35 & Over Non-Pro: Kelley Sweeney of Broad Brook, CT

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Megan Disselkoen, in loving memory of the parents of Leslie Woolery – Dr. Richard & Annette McDonald

Reserve High-Point 35 & Over Non-Pro: Dr. Ted Zajak III of Coopersburg, PA

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Beck Farms

High-Point Masters Non-Pro: Dr. Ted Zajak III of Coopersburg, PA

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Barbara Prisuta

 Reserve High-Point Masters Non-Pro: Jennifer Hulcher of Pilot Point, TX

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: State Line Tack

 High-Point Novice Non-Pro: Katelyne Tiffany of Belchertown, MA

Reserve High-Point Novice Non-Pro: Kama Urton of Circle, MT

 High-Point Walk/Trot Non-Pro: Stephanie Troup Sonnenberg of Lambertville, MI

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Iowa Appaloosa Association

 Reserve High-Point Walk/Trot Non-Pro: Timothy A. Jaton of Memphis, NY

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Dana McNaught Appaloosas

 Champion Non-Pro Games Horse: LM RED HOT SPECIAL, owned by Heather Faeth and Lynn A. Faeth of Fort Madison, IA, bred by Larry Meadows and Diane Meadows of Mize, MS

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Santa Cruz Animal Health

Champion Non-Pro Cattle Horse: TARIS LUCKY DRAW, owned by Richard Schlough of Reedsburg, WI, bred by Jody Rafel and Jorlyce Rafel of Hillsboro, WI

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: KLB Performance Horses – Kelly & Lee Bennett

Champion Non-Pro Ranch Horse: HIGHLY SPOTAGEOUS, owned by Teresa Job of Sonora, CA, bred by Gillian Baxter Galligan of Petaluma, CA

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Alpha Russell

 Champion Non-Pro Halter Exhibitor: Abigail Beck of Stockton, CA

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Johanna Downs & the Mad Desire Team, Flagtwet Photography, and CnC Show Horses

Champion Non-Pro Western Exhibitor: Ty Wilkerson of Slippery Rock, PA

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Wilkerson Performance Horses

 Champion Non-Pro Showmanship/Equitation Exhibitor: DeeAnna McBride of Costa Mesa, CA

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: The Wagner Family

Champion Non-Pro English Exhibitor: Amanda Soffron of Dedham, MA

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Windemere Equestrian Center

Non-Pro Sportsmanship Award: Tina Jackson of Canton, KS

Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle Sponsored by: Scott Smith Farrier Service

 Elite Custom Saddles Open Sportsmanship Award: Jamie Phillips of Ninnekah, OK

The ApHC is now beginning preparations for the 73rd National Championship Appaloosa Show & 2020 World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, June 26th – July 4th, 2020. Stay tuned to www.appaloosa.com for the most up-to-date information regarding this upcoming event!

For additional coverage of the 2019 World Championship Appaloosa Show, pick up your copy of the January 2020 issue of Appaloosa Journal.

To learn more about the Appaloosa Horse Club and its events, please visit www.appaloosa.com or call ApHC at 208-882-5578.

The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) was established in 1938 with a mission of preserving, promoting and enhancing the Appaloosa breed. The ApHC has since registered more than 700,000 Appaloosas, which are known for their distinctive color, intelligence and even temperament. True to their reputation as an extremely versatile breed, Appaloosas can be found in nearly every discipline including racing, endurance riding and serving as reliable family horses. The international breed registry is headquartered in Moscow, Idaho, the heart of the Palouse region—the Appaloosa breed’s namesake and point of origin.

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