Appaloosa Journal

AUG 2018

Appaloosa Journal is the official publication of the Appaloosa Horse Club, the international registry for the Appaloosa horse.

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16 Appaloosa Journal August 2018 80 THE LAST... Celebratin u r firs ea rs... W e have been members more than 50 years. In those fifty years we were witness to and participants in the growth of the Club. During our tenure our past experiences and education played a big part in how we worked for the Club. Roger was raised on a large farm in Central Ohio (fourth gen- eration) where his father was a Hereford Cattle Breeder. He start- ed in 4-H, got into the Appaloosa horse business after college, and was fortunate enough to have some mentors that helped him establish as a breeder for the next forty years. He was a Mighty Bright breeder for 40 years, Judge, BOD Member, and then CEO of the ApHC for twelve years. As CEO of the breed Roger helped establish an office that looked forward to growth. It was because of the amazing, dedicated staff that he was able to hire within the horse industry, and in the Moscow community, that he was able to guide the ApHC for 12 years. Department Supervisors were second to none. Life in the ApHC has given us many friends and opportunities that we shall never forget. Roger's fondest memories include not only being named to the ApHC Hall of Fame, but he was also named to the Hall of Fame of the National Pedigreed Livestock Council made up of all the CEOs of the Livestock Breeds. Roger has always appreciated the sharing of ideas from other livestock breeds as invaluable. While Roger was in Moscow, Jean was on the family farm in Ohio. We are both now retired. Jean, after 31 years teaching, and Roger from the ApHC. Roger spends time watching his fa- vorite Ohio State Buckeyes and plays a little golf. Jean is an avid hiker and water aerobics participant. Roger says he is grateful for the help of wife Jean, who also served as an ApHC Direc- tor for eight years, for her help and guidance through the years. We now have a great granddaughter showing a Mighty Marshal granddaughter in shows throughout Ohio. 80 Years of the ApHC has produced many fine people that helped guide this breed since 1938, and will have many more Klamforth Roger & Jean in the future. As in all organizations, there are good times and bad. We have always believed that the constants in the ApHC have always been this amazing horse, and the hardworking people who have respected this animal. These two entities have and will continue to celebrate an ever evolving history of the Appaloosa Horse!

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