Appaloosa Horse Club NEWS RELEASE JUNE 4, 2020
—For the first time ever, the World Championship Appaloosa Show and the World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show will be held together October 29-November 8 at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Details for the dual World Shows were finalized by the ApHC Board of Directors, which met for 3 hours on Wednesday in special session. The Board had vowed ear ier to try and save this year's Youth World Championships after an earlier cancellation was forced by the nationwide COVID- 1 9 outbreak. "While we were all disappointed by the cancellation, it opened the door to trying something new, different and exciting," said ApHC President Ken Johnson. "Holding the two World Shows together, which has never happened before, will make this truly a 'family affair.' I applaud the Board of Directors for taking this novel approach and for helping to give our youth exhibitors, the very lifeblood or our club, the kind or show they so richly deserve. It's going to be a great event. Details of the show schedule will be released soon, but nearly 80 youth classes will be offered over a 5-day period. In other action, the Board also agreed, on a permanent basis, to raise youth eligibility from 18-and-under to 19- and-under, beginning in 2021. This followed a request by the Appaloosa Youth Association (AYA) to expand youth eligibility. This will also impact classes currently held in divisions. For example, current age groups of 12-and-under, 13- 5 and 16-18 will become 13-and-under, 14-16 and 17-19. The only class not impacted is leadline, which will remain 6-and-under. "Following lengthy discussions by the full Board, as well as by the Show and Rules Committees, we believe that raising youth eligibility next year to 19-years-old will stimulate participation at our Regional Shows, while also benefitting the ApHC and our members for years to come," Johnson continued. "It's definitely a win-win for everyone and gives all of our youth participants that extra year of eligibility that we promised them because of COVID-19 — but now they'll also be getting it permanently." The Board also approved new rules for green horse eligibility, raising the limit for points from 10 to IS. Additional rule changes and updates were also unanimously approved for Ranch Trail, All rule changes which have been approved by the Board this year will be posted on the ApHC's website in the coming weeks and then
Question that I have received already, for BOD Candidates.
What are the plans for modernizing the registration process? Is there a plan to allow registering horses online? What are the plans for updating the web site, and member dashboard?
I would like to know why they are not willing to implement a working HUS division. The AQHA and NSBA both just demonstrated how HUGE and SUCCESSFUL these classes are when judged correctly. Hunters are not western horses in English tack. I am tired of hearing about how they do not have funds when this is a division that could generate funds. Why is it not being run in tests at regional shows with specialty judges or at specialty shows (true working hunter shows) with points that would count fully?
Why are appaloosa breeders being expected to foot an even bigger registration bill at time of registry. Such as in the case in registration fee as well as being forced to DNA and parentage verify at time of registering. That fee does nothing to bonus revue for the club. Why not continue as it is now as a option or offer discounted rates at time of transfer. For small breeding operation DNA
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Appaloosa Podcast Ep35
Intro: [00:00:00] Welcome to Appaloosa more than just a color breed, a podcast dedicated to showing the world and the versatility and adaptability of the Appaloosa horse, as well as the people devoted to enhancing and preserving this outstanding breed.
Tony Bottoms: [00:00:24] Hey, how you doing? Welcome to the only podcast that talks about the Appaloosa horse and the people that own them, wherever that might be. I'm your host, Tony bottoms today. We'll we're going to talk about is the Appaloosa youth world championship being canceled and being combined with Appaloosa world championship.
And then we'll also talk about some of the rule changes that go along with that. And. We have board of directors elections coming up. We'll talk a little bit about that and what we're going to do about it. So let's go ahead and get into the show.
Okay. So you might have heard already Bab Lusa youth world show was canceled. What they're going to do is they're going to combine that with a world championship Appaloosa show. There, it will Rogers a question center. The date or the world show will be October 29th through November 8th. And what their plan is is they're going to combine the 80 youth classes into the world show over a five day period.
Now, as I've told you before, I'm on the advisory board for the show committee. So I have seen the tentative schedule for the combined youth and world shows there extended the days they're trying to fit these aides classes in over the period that world were normally be going on. So that's going to make for some long days, for some people, I gotta say what I saw was a tentative schedule.
I don't think it's been fully approved yet. So there may be some changes down the road. I don't know. But from what I saw, it looks like it's going to be a full 12 days or 11 days. How many actual days are showing pin wherever can't remember. Now
everybody's there for the world. It's going to be packed full. So along with this because they canceled the youth world. And because so many regional shows have been canceled, the board has decided. That they're going to raise a youth eligibility from 18 and under to 19 and under. And this is a beginning in 2021.
So basically what this is doing is it's allowing a youth who really being, get to show this year, who might age out at the end of the year to be able to have another year that they can show. I don't see any negative in that it's giving the youth that didn't get a chance to show this year or didn't show a whole lot this year.
To show another year. That's cool. That works. I don't see any negative. If there's a negative, let me know. And I'll put it out there. Hey, this is a negative, but it doesn't matter. It's already passed. So anyhow, so this is going to impact classes currently held in divisions, for example. Current age groups of 12 and under 13 to 15 and 16 to 18 will become 13 and under instead of 12 and under 14 to 16 and 17 to 19, the only classes this will not impact is lead line, which will remain six.
And under the board also approved new rules for green horse eligibility, raising the limit for points from 10 to 15. Then lastly on the world show, the board has decided they're not going to have the banquet and that they're not because they have lost so much revenue. They lost 85% of the revenue for the year that they would normally get in horse shows.
They are not going to buy into the year medallions and non-pro medallions. However, if you want those, if you earned one of those, you can purchase it yourself. It's just, the club is not going to, they're not going to pay for it. You have to do that yourself.
So I was trolling around on Facebook as I'm apt to do from time to time. And I saw an interesting conversation that came up. Somebody asked about the CEO position. I said, what's going on with the CEO position? I thought we're supposed to be, I thought we're supposed to be getting a new CEO. It's been 18 months since Steve Taylor enters resignation.
What's going on with the CEO? Well, the answer that we got from Ken Johnson, the president of the board said that what they have done for the interim. Is Lynette Thompson will continue to act in that role. However, they changed the name of the role from CEO to executive secretary. And they're talking about keeping that permanent, the name change.
I don't really know what that means. So typically CEO is somebody who's in charge of a for profit company, an executive director. Typically is in charge of a nonprofit. They're basically the same role. They basically had the same administrative directives. And again, it goes kind of goes back to the company or the organization, but I'm not really too sure what executive secretary is typically an executive secretary.
Is a person who's in charge of all the secretaries in the office. If you have a large corporation, has a lot of secretaries. The executive secretary is typically the supervisor. So is that the kind of role that they're going to hire for? Or is it just, they're keeping it that way while net's there until they do hire a CEO and said, one of the reasons they have not hired a CEO yet is because of the large revenue laws.
Well, we're going to be having some board of directors candidates on. I've actually got a little bit questions about that because I know the DPAC got some money from the government, all that money that the government was handing out for employers so that they could pay payroll and all that. My question on that was, well, if we got that money from the government, when that have covered that cost, I don't know the answer to that.
I'm guessing. Yes, but I don't know. I guess we'll find out. Right.
The next thing I want to talk about is, like I said, we're getting ready to have elections for board of directors. So I am going to get as many of those people on here as possible. To explain to you how they would vote or what their idea of being a board of director is what they feel that the club needs and wants.
So I've already put it out there on Facebook, and I've gotten quite a few questions already from people they've sent me questions that they want me to ask the people who are on, but in case you hadn't seen my posts on Facebook. Send me an email Appaloosa media, firstname.lastname@example.org or hit me up on Facebook or send me a message doesn't matter.
However, let me know what the questions are. What I'm going to do is I'm going to post the question I already have in the show notes of this episode. So you can go through there and look, and I'm going to kind of compile them. There are some that keep getting asked over and over and over. So I'll kind of combine those a little bit.
And obviously I'm not going to be able to ask every single question because I've actually gotten quite a few questions. So I'm going to try to lump them together and kind of cover all the bases with just a few questions instead of a bunch of questions. Again, like I said, there have been a lot of the same questions asked over and over again.
Maybe not exactly in the same way, but in just, they're all pretty much the same. Like I said, I'll put them in the show notes and then you can look at them and if you see something that we've missed, let me know and I'll see if I can fit it in there.
I'm sure you notice that we've kind of taken a little bit of break with her show. Well, I'll explain that a little bit. We're busy, basically pull down to add a light stuff going on work-wise and a lot of stuff going on, personally, a lot of stuff with the horse business going on and all that kind of stuff.
If you want to know the low down on that. Hit me up at a horse show and I'll explain it. I won't get into here, but all I can say is come January. I might be more willing to talk about there's something getting ready to rehabbing in January. And I don't want to mess that up. I'll keep my mouth shut for now.
But after January, I'll be more than happy to talk about it and everything that went down. But, like I said, I mean, busy at work. We've been busy personally, all that kind of stuff. Trying to get horses ready to show it, which seems just to be going on and on speaking of showing, have you gotten a show here lately?
I haven't actually shown here lately. We do have, I have one mayor that we're bringing law for Hunter and hand, and we haven't actually shown her yet, but I have gone to several horse shows here lately. Tulsa is booming right now with horse shows. We took chocolatey to the POA because a lot of people, the POS have never seen him.
So we took him up there and we hung out for a day. He got to meet all the people there, all the people who've bred to him. And we handed out chocolate and dessert wine and all that kind of stuff to the people who want to champions who won championship classes and stuff like that. Then I had bug scan. So we went out there and hung out at buckskin.
We didn't take chocolate with us. We just personally went up there and hung out. And in paints were there and we went and hung out at the panes and watched it paints and then SBA. So we went up there and hung out with ed NSPA Watson. I'm going to tell you what, one of the things that I'm going to be kind of pushing for on the advisory board is for us to start a working Hunter class.
I was watching. At NSB and at paints, they had working hunters and I'm going to tell they are not there in comparison to say like East coast hunters are real true working hunters, but they are much, much, much closer to what a working Hunter is. Then a PHC is a PHC is still basically a Western horse with English tack on it.
The horses that get pinned and the horses that get high rankings still are Western horses with English tack on them. It's not a Hunter on her side of class. What we're talking about as a true work in Hunter class, and these horses were much closer. They got to move out. I wouldn't say they were hitting 12 foot strides, but there were getting a lot closer to it.
You know, 12 foot strides during the canter. And they look like working hunters. So, and he was nice. He was carving, I opened the expense, go up there and hang out for NSPA. And we went and watched the year lane sale. That was an eye opening experience. My wife had an eye on a mirror that she wanted. Begging them thing went for $50,000.
I don't have that kind of pocket book. So guess what? We did not come home with a mayor. She had to go home with the new owners. She didn't come home with us. So there were some nice horses going for some good money there. That was, that was exciting to see. And I'll be honest with you that as a breeder, that's exciting to see.
Horses, nice horses selling for that kind of money there for a while. They weren't, they weren't bringing in that kind of money. So that's nice to see. I've also been doing some other stuff. I've got some new equipment. I don't know if you can hear the door. Hopefully you can, but we've got some new equipment working on it, kind of building things out, making it better.
Making it better experience for you, the listener working on getting some new segments in the show. And then part of one, the reasons that I have been busy is I'm helping others, people with podcasts, some of the people that I'm helping. And I can't say that I've been a big influencer. I've been a big help for them, but I've been helping them a little bit is the paint they have started their own podcasts.
I think they have about five episodes out right now, now, and they're doing pretty good. I talked to the marketing director down there. He's one of the people that's doing it. He's mainly the person doing it. Steve, and kind of gave him some hints and all that. I'm kind of waiting to see here the next episode, when it comes out, if they've actually kind of taken some advice or, or not.
Well, we'll see. But I, like I said, I've been helping other people produce podcasts and editing and all that kind of stuff. So, you know, I got my normal job during the day. And then at night I come home and it's usually almost one of the first things I do after taking care of horses. I sit down and put headphones on and I'm editing or producing podcasts for are people trying to work out some stuff with some of the horse magazines about doing stuff haven't heard back from them yet.
But we're trying to get some stuff going in. Hopefully getting this show wrapped up into some other stuff, maybe getting some advertisers on and all that kind of stuff. And that's a question I want to throw up to you. Do you care if there are advertisers on the show or sponsors on the show? Or would you rather the show be listener supported?
And if it's listener supported, that means you have to step up to the plate. No, this isn't free. It costs money to do this kind of stuff. It's not outrageously expensive, but it does cost money. It cost money for the bandwidth and the hosting and all that kind of stuff. So there is some expense to it. And then obviously if I'm traveling places and all that, you know, hopefully with a showing this year again, we'll be going to some of the same venues that you're going to.
So then we can talk to people there at the venues and all that kind of stuff. But if you'd like to keep the show listener supported, one of the ways you can do it is you can go to. Buy me a coffee.com/appaloosa and buy me a coffee. Buy me a virtual coffee cost you $5. You can buy one. You can buy a three, or if you think I really need a lot of caffeine, you can buy me five.
You can do a onetime purchase. Or you can set it up as a monthly subscriber, you know, say you want to buy a Tony five coffees every month, $25. That's up to you. Yeah, that's buy me a coffee.com/appaloosa. So I think that's all I have for this week coming up next week. It's a toss up. I have one of the bod candidates on who's already a bod member, or we might have oral Matt have both think about, we'll see, we'll see what happens.
I don't know. We might have the owner of the Appaloosa who made history at NSPA. Do you know what I'm talking about? I give you a hint two year olds, we might be able to get her on. I know they're wrapping up within SBA and they're traveling home and all that kind of stuff. So we're going to try and see if we can get them on and talk about that.
Historic win at the NSB. Y'all have a happy day. We'll talk to you later. Bye .