Appaloosa Journal

JAN 2019

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

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Since 1984, BOB LAPP has served the ApHC at every level from regional support to serv- ing on the national board of directors. An accomplished horseman, he also took an in- terest in the history of the breed. His associa- tion with George Hatley, Bob Blair, and other pillars of the breed have aided his on-going research into general history and particularly Appaloosa racing history. He is a published author and monthly contributor to Appaloosa Journal. editor TED ZAJAC VMD is a graduate of Delaware Valley College and University of Pennsylva- nia School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Zajac has bred, trained and showed horses in events ranging from Barrel Racing, Dressage, Hunters, Pleasure and All-Around. Dr. Zajac has been a contributing writer for many pub- lications including being a guest author for Jane Savoie's best-selling book "Cross Train- ing Your Horse." contributors DR. JENNIFER WEEKS was introduced to the Appaloosa in 1985 with her first Appaloosa, Skoal Bandit. She competed throughout her youth career and as a non-pro. For the past 20 years she has shown off and on, life de- pending, but has always owned, ridden and promoted the Appaloosa. She is a forensic psychologist by trade and loves to write sto- ries about people and their horses. 6 Appaloosa Journal January 2019 W elcome to our membership drive! It is our goal to increase our membership by two-thousand by 2020. Why? As a member-based association the thing we need to sustain the registry and the heritage is — members. The one thing in the world that could ease the strain of shrinking programs is — more members. It is our goal to enjoy an increase this year, and during our membership drive your role as a current member is critical. You are an ambassador. H w? Join or renew and encourage someone you know to do the same. Consider purchasing a gift membership or a gift subscription for someone. If every member brought in one new (or returning) member our numbers would be doubled. Of course that won't happen—but if even a third of us brought in one more member each, our possibilities would be drasti- cally improved. As Appaloosa lovers, owners, breeders and enthusiasts we are a community. We are the guardians and the stewards. We celebrated the 80th anniversary of our club, one of the oldest associations of its kind in the world. It will take all of us to ensure that our breed of choice thrives for the next 80. It begins with us. Let's all add our light to the sum of light. The benefit In the face of economic pressure our club has had to tighten its belt considerably over the last years. This has put great strain on both staff and members and caused the maga- zine to roll back a bit. All it would take to ensure better customer service and to guarantee and improve programs is more members. So let's work together and hit 2k by 2020! May 2019 be kind to all of us, Happy New Y ea r veryb dy! by 2020 our 2k Join Dana Russell, EDITOR 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 Initiative

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