Appaloosa Journal

DEC 2018

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

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ceo NORMAN WIEMKEN has been around Appa- loosas for about 16 years after meeting Tim Barnes and his family and currently works at Cedar Springs Farm in Illinois. He is a Mili- tary Veteran (Army) and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management. Norman is known in the ApHC community for his up- beat support, positive outlook—and cooking skills. contributors DR. REBECCA BELLONE is the Associate Di- rector of Education and Outreach at the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory and Associ- ate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Population Health and Reproduction at the School of Veterinary Medicine University of California - Davis where she studies the genetics of both pigmentation and ocular disorders in horses. 4 Appaloosa Journal December 2018 LARRY & KAREN WILLIAMS run a professional photography and graphic design business and are long-time supporters of the equine industry. Larry Williams Photography is the official photographer of the Appaloosa Horse Club. T Best Time Family Time is the he 2018 World Show offered many great examples of how the Appaloosa community is very much like a family. Competitors cheered for each other and celebrated every small measure of personal progress. When a specific piece of equipment or tack was needed, all one had to do was ask. Even with some serious rain during move-in day, folks were stoic, purposeful and even cheerful. The really good news from the show was the number of first-timers in evidence and the fact that they had a good time. It seemed to me that the overall mood was slightly more optimistic and more energetic. There is something very special about the opportunity to observe people from all walks of life enjoying their horses and the company of long-time friends. Thanks to all of you who participated! As we wrap up our 80th Anniversary year, it is appropriate that we pause to appreci- ate the dedication of Appaloosa breeders from the past and the endless efforts of local volunteer leaders who have helped promote the breed and develop regional programs that bring members together. We all have much to be thankful for in this holiday season and here is my personal wish that the New Year brings you even better and brighter days. This is also the timeframe for reminding you that ApHC membership makes it possible for programs and services to be maintained at meaningful levels. If you have not renewed for 2019, please do so. And don't forget that we always need your help in recruiting and reminding others. And while we are on the subject of helping at year end, you can make a tax-deductible gift to the Appaloosa Foundation, the Appaloosa Museum and the Ap- paloosa Youth Foundation. A memorial gift in the name of a family member – human or equine – is a special way to honor them. The horse industry and the Appaloosa community are more complex that we some- times realize. There are many parts and layers. We should be especially thankful for the many contributors to our business. I sincerely appreciate the fact that we have folks who want to serve on the ApHC Board of Directors and who volunteer at the regional club and affiliate level to make things happen. Our staff team in Moscow is a dedicated group of people who truly care about your success. We are also lucky to have members and spon- sors who continue to step up in support of programs and events throughout the year. And, thank goodness we have professionals who encourage newcomers to get involved with horse related activities. Another important group that we sometimes take for granted is the collection of judges, ring stewards, an- nouncers and support teams who actually enjoy the work and make things easier for participants at every level. The family is a big one and we need it. Steve Taylor CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER A P P A L O O S A H O R S E C L U B The next 80 starts wh you... R E N E W N O W ! est. 1938

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