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12 February 2019

Appy Camp News

As Members are aware (Winter Newsletter) the Club are running an Appy Camp at the Crescent Arena in Somerset, EX15 2EX, over a long weekend - Friday 28th June to Sunday 30th June. (Junction 28 M5 through to Kentisbeare). The Crescent has a huge Indoor Arena.

Clinicians include:

Friday at 3pm Dr Dave Siemens International Chiropractor giving a talk on Anatomy and Saddle fit. ( with BBQ

Saturday we have the honour of presenting Kirsty Whitfield Horsemanship - open to all abilities, all tack. (Kirsty Whitfield Horsemanship is on Facebook)

Saturday evening we have a talk by Endurance GB. Followed by BBQ

Sunday we have British Working Equitation visiting to teach us about ‘the horse as a working animal, combining training for farming and herding, response to the rider whatever terrain and difficulties they may face’ Again any ability any tack. (

The weekend includes camping, shower, toilet and BBQs with onsite clubhouse facilities for refreshments and stables or paddocks for our equine friends.

Members (and Appaloosa owners) were invited to register their interest and pay a non-refundable £50 deposit before the 28th February 2019. After this date the Camp will be opened up to other breeds (there is a waiting list).

So Don’t Delay - Book today - Use it or Lose it.

Contact: or one of the Directors on the contacts page to register your interest.


29th October 2018

This is to notify our members that access to the Pedeweb service will finish on 30 November 2018.  We are currently reviewing alternative options and will advise members in due course.  Meanwhile, we would like to remind breeders that the latest deadline for obtaining new passports has moved forward a month to the 30th November or 6 months from date of birth of the foal.  Please send your paperwork in to Registrations in plenty of time and check the website for the latest price information.  If you have any queries please speak to our Registrar, Auriol Thorne who will be happy to help you.

Thank you 


8th October 2018



For those with foals born in 2018 and for those who intend to register and passport with the ApHC UK Ltd - who are a recognised Passport Issuing Office (PIO) - (or any other PIO)


It has come to the notice of the Directors of the ApHC UK Ltd a change in the dates for Passport Application -


“Horse owners in England, Wales and Northern Ireland must now ensure that a PIO receives their passport application by the later of: 


6 months from the horse’s date of birth 


by 30 November in the year of birth. 

(NOT 31 December as previously)


First passports must be issued within 12 months of birth so they are not classified as “late”. Remember ALL information is now being added to the Central Equine Database.


Plus - NEW regulations came into operation on the 1 Oct 2018.

Equines born before 2009 and not microchipped have up to the 1 Oct 2020 to comply with NEW microchip regulations. 


Contact: Auriol Thorne - 


27th February 2018

We look forward to welcoming our members to the Annual General Meeting of the club on Saturday 21 April 2018 at 11am to be held at Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell, CV35 9BL to discuss all the latest appy news and join in the social/buffet after the meeting.


20th November 2017



Our WEBSITE ( needs your registered APPALOOSA STALLION/STUD 

(UK/Ireland/Europe residents preferably)


The ApHC UK are updating the Stud & Stallion page of the website:


We have already invited existing advertisers to update their advert for free........

• Members will get a FREE HALF PAGE advert in the WINTER NEWSLETTER* as well as 

• updating their information on the Webpage. *(Full page UPGRADE is only £10).

• We are also going to make the latest information into a PDF for downloading from website.

   (In Return We Need You to Renew Your Membership before 1st December 2017)

   (Email: for current Membership Application Form)

• All Stallions MUST show their PSSM1 results (better still their 5 panel test result).


For those wishing to advertise but not wishing to become members the cost is £25.


λ We are also compiling a HALL of FAME for those Stallions that are no longer with us (or not standing at public stud / Aged or Retired). We appreciate the contribution that the Appaloosa Stallions that have been standing in the UK have made to the Breed, therefore we would love to add your boy(s) to the ApHC UK Website for ALL TO SEE. Information on offspring/pedigree details welcome.  

• If you join or renew your membership for 2018 the listing will be FREE and will remain on the website indefinitely or until such time as you wish it to be removed.  

• We require that the Stallion was/is registered with the ApHC UK and/or ApHC (USA).  • • •


6th May 2016

Please note : the ONLY way to register on our A (American) register is to produce a copy of your APHC certificate of registration, (this includes the Hardship register of geldings with no known breeding.)
The Amnesty will only apply to our B (British) register. The horses applying must have APHC USA or UK Grandparents, so they WOULD BE ELIGIBLE for our B register had the APHC lineage been continued. Although the parents were eligible for the APHC USA or UK, they were registered with BAPS only so making their offspring ineligible. 
The criteria for BAPS registration and APHC registration is different and as daughter society of the APHC we follow the USA rules including accepting outcrosses (TB, QH and arab) but we license our stallions for the B register to ensure they pass a 5 stage vetting and are PSSM and Grey gene negative. The USA do not have stallion licensing.
I hope this clears up any misunderstandings but please contact me if you need more information.
Auriol (Registrar)


1st May 2016


Following the recent AGM, the ApHC UK directors have considered recent requests for an Amnesty to register Appaloosas with the ApHC UK and are pleased to advise that we have decided to introduce an Amnesty with effect from 1 May to 31 December 2016 to register Appaloosas who would have been eligible for our A - American or B - British registers had their registration been maintained with the ApHC USA or the APHC UK and therefore their pedigree line would have continued. Please also remember that any Appaloosas with ineligible breeding can register on our C - Characteristic Register provided they show Appaloosa characteristics and meet our height and type criteria. Any Appaloosa that meets our normal registration criteria can be overstamped into the relevant register without needing to apply for an Amnesty and this includes Part Bred Appaloosas. We provide relevant classes for all our registers at our national and regional shows. All new members and registrations are very welcome to join us. Please contact our registrar Auriol Thorne to find out more information. Email: Mobile: 07827 858120 or visit our website
C register for non-eligible/unknown breeding Appaloosas (see website for full criteria) £38 for member or £60 for non-member - this includes membership.
Amnesty overstamp - Appaloosas who would have been eligible for our A - American or B - British registers had their registration been maintained with the ApHC USA or the APHC UK and therefore their pedigree line would have continued. £38 for member or £60 for non-member which includes a membership.
Overstamp for eligible horses - their Sire and Dam must be registered with us and the Sire must be licensed with us (B reg) or the horse must be registered in the USA -APHC (A reg) a copy of the certificate must be produced. £20 for members, £45 for non-members.
Part-bred overstamps - one of the parents must be registered on the A or B register and if it is the sire and he is B reg, he must be licensed with us as well. £20 for members, £45 for non-members

1st February 2015 - ApHC European Judges Seminar

Anyone interested in attending ApHC European judges Seminar? Details below, I couldn't put all of the forms on here so if you are interested please contact one of the directors and we will send you the forms to apply, closing date 15th Feb.

The AQHA, APHA, ApHC and NSBA will conduct an AQHA European Judges Seminar on (April 5 -10) 2016 in Germany. From April 5 – 7th noon, the seminar is for existing judges only. On the 7th at 1 pm the seminar starts for applicants until April 9, existing judges are welcome. Sunday, April 10 is for judge applicants only. The seminar will be arranged at Business-Sporthotel Grosswallstadt, 63868 Grosswallstadt, 80 km east of Frankfurt/Main.

Fees AQHA/APHA/ApHC/NSBA-Judges Seminar for Existing European Judges
2 ½ days (April 5 – 7, 2016): 150 Euro
3 ½ days (April 5 – 8, 2016): 200 Euro

Fees AQHA/APHA/ApHC/NSBA-Judges Seminar for European Judge Applicants
2 ½ days (April 7 – 9, 2016): 150 Euro
3 ½ days (April 7 – 10, 2016): 250 Euro 
Exam fee for each association: 100 Euro
The fees include: 
• Documentation 
• Lunch (April 6 + 8-10) and coffee break (April 5 – 10)

Personal hotel accommodation costs (room, mini-bar etc.) are not included in the seminar fees.
The AQHA/APHA/ApHC/NSBA European Judges Seminar (for judge applicants) will be held on April 7 - 9, 2016. The rule book test(s) for applicants will be the last item of business on April 9 followed by the video tests and interviews on April 10, 2016.

NOTE: The European Judges Seminar on April 7 – 9 may be attended by any AQHA/APHA/ApHC or NSBA member without taking the test. The fee will be 150 Euro.

The seminar is held in English language by AQHA/APHA/ApHC/NSBA judge trainers. Applicants should be familiar with the AQHA/APHA/ApHC/NSBA rulebook and must have a valid individual AQHA/APHA/ApHC/NSBA membership. A NSBA judge certification exam will be held in conjunction with the classes for existing judges on April 5-7, the application fee is 100 Euro.
• All applicants have to submit the AQHA/APHA/ApHC/NSBA European judge application forms by 
February 15, 2016
• AQHA applicants have to submit a reference from the President of the International Quarter Horse Association of the country in which they reside
• The minimum age for applicants is: AQHA-25 years, APHA-21 years, ApHC-25 years, NSBA-
• DQHA OfficeDaimlerstr. 22D-63741 Aschaffenburg06021 -


22nd May 2015 - Liz and Leggs 500 mile ride.

Hello there everyone,
Liz and Leggs are hoping to ride a 500 mile round trip from Gloucester to Weymouth and back in June this year. Please could you put the folowing information up on your website and/or facebook page in case anyone can help in to find us safe overnight stops?

Liz and Leggs have done a few long rides over the last five years including one to the Nationals at Moreton Morrel a few years ago. This year's ride is 500 mile circular round trip from Gloucester to Weymouth and back. 
Can you help us out. Leggs and I need some safe overnight stops. A paddock or the corner of a field are great as we ususally share our space but we also need access to some fresh drinking water as well. E-mail - or phone 07538733422
The route is designed to be predominantely off road and initially follows the Sabrina Way, the Claude Duval Way, the Swan's Way and The Ridgeway before heading across the Salisbury Plains, Cranbourne Chase and the Purbecks taking us into Weymouth.
Leggs and I travel alone as we can't find anyone mad enough to come with us. Leggs has the pleasure of carrying me, my tent and the kitchen sink, making us quite self surficient.
Although, it has to be said, that this year, we have a stroke of luck and will be travelling half of each week with a day pack only, meeting a friend each night with our gear. This means we can travel further and faster on these days and wil cover 25-30 miles per day. On days where Leggs carries full kit we will travel 18-20 miles at a slower pace. Leggs now experienced in her long riding sets her own speed and works hard. If all goes well and Endurance GB will have us, Leggs and I will drop into Cirencester Park to try a 40km competitive ride during their Heart of England event before turning for home.

Overnight stops needed at:
We depart from Gloucester on Friday 5th June heading north of the A40 towards Oxford through the Cotswolds.
Great Barrington - June 6th
Statton Audley - June 7th

East of Oxford Heading south for Streatley
Stone - June 8th
Watllington June 9th

Ridgeway, Salisbury Plains and Cranbourne Chase
Sparsholt - June 12th
Ogboune Maizey/Clyfe Pyiard area June 13th
Market Lavington - June 14th
Berwick St James - June 15th
Berwick St John - June 16th

Purbecks and Dorset
Weymouth area - June 20th
Cerne Abbas/Syling St Nicholas - June 22nd
Woolland/Ibberton - June 23rd

Cranbourne Chase and Salisbury Plains
Tarrant Monkton - June 26th
Dinton - June 27th
Market Lavington - June 28th

North Wessex Downs
Stanton St Bernard - June 29th
Lacock - June 30th

South Cotswolds
Ashley/Chedglow/Long Newnton - July 3rd
Circencester Park - July 4th & 5th
Anywhere between Circenester and Gloucester please as we haven't decided our route home yet! June - 6th

Many thanks are already owed to William Reddaway - Long Rider, Andy Reader-Smith Farrier and Pat Harris Mid Cotswold Tracks and Trails Group.

It is hoped that anyone interested in our trip can follow our progress on a blog via Mid Cotswold Tracks and Trails Group Facebook site - thanks Pat.


National show round up...................................

When i pulled up on the Friday evening at Warwickshire College, Morton Morrell to prepare for the 2014 NATIONAL SHOW, over the weekend of the 9 and 10 August, I was already excited about what was in store for the national this year.  This included a fantastic line up of  judges, plenty of volunteers to help run the show, a special display of Phantom of the Opera by Di Wilson and Joe Glow with our very own Auriol Thorne as Christine, Line Dancing with Wild Bill and 50 pre-entered competitors and their horses.  I was also in for a very pleasant surprise as I drove around the corner to unload all the paraphernalia we need in order to run the show.  In place of the two old stables on the end block was a splendid new show office and equine centre.  I thought I had arrived at the wrong place!  The college has generally upgraded the facilities and invested in new equipment in the therapy centre including a horse spa and ice water walker.  The venue looked spick and span with a new surround to the outdoor arena, some very nice planters and best of all no wasps!  The new show office made a huge difference to the show team with space to set up the show entries secretary and the helpers.  We also had access to the kitchen and fridge which meant we were able to host the judges for lunch and refreshments in a much more professional and comfortable environment.  We also went a bit high tech this year by using the two way radios and headsets which did save some running about and worked really well.

The judges this year were Richard Rau (Toledo, Ohio) our American judge and Beverley Beresford Batten (Southampton) our UK judge.  Beverley’s husband Bob also assisted us by taking on the role of ring steward for the UK classes whilst Box Cox was our USA steward.  Both of our judges gave positive feedback about the quality of horses presented to them and really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and unique experience that is the ApHC UK national.  The main selling point for us is the combination and variety of the classes and the mixture of English and traditional USA/Heritage culture. 

We made some changes to the schedule this year by introducing some more classes to accommodate the new C register competitors who were able to show under both the UK judge and the American judge.  The ‘on the triangle’ classes judged by Richard Rau proved popular on the Saturday afternoon and I think that is because they are a little different to the normal showing class. 

On the Sunday we re-organised the day so that the English and Western ridden classes were able to take place in the indoor arena with less distractions for young horses.  This meant that we moved the Western trial classes to the outside covered arena in the morning followed by the dressage and then the show jumping.  It was great to be able to have all these activities under cover given the horrendous weather we had on the Sunday.  I cannot ever remember having that much rain at a national show.  The rain did not dampen our spirits we had a super show.

Congratulations to all our competitors who did so well over the weekend we hope that you enjoyed yourselves.  Congratulations also to our fantastic USA and UK In hand and Ridden Champions & our Hi Points Champions who are listed on page 15-16 of the Autumn Newsletter and on our website.

I would like to say a special thank you to all our helpers and sponsors and everyone who donated and bought items in the Silent Auction.

(Please see the Autumn newsletter for the full version of the National Show Report.)


The ‘C’ - Characteristic register

The Appaloosa is a breed not a colour but many people who own purebred Appaloosas today were initially attracted by the unusual coat patterns and markings. They often had an unregistered ‘spotty’ before owing a registered Appaloosa. It is our aim to encourage people to invest in registered stock and continue the heritage of the Appaloosa and the foundation bloodlines and increase our popularity.

We believe this is a viable alternative hardship clause as it allows us to create a separate register so that these horses are not included on either of our main registers or our part bred register and we protect the integrity of our bloodlines. The normal registration process and requirements will apply. We will look at ways of including this register in our shows and will hold some classes specifically for them as we do currently with our part bred register. However they will not be eligible to show in our main register breed classes.

The C Register will not be an Appaloosa register as these horses will not meet our breeding criteria and therefore they will have a different coloured passport to differentiate them.

Since the AGM the Directors have got together and created a form to be used for those wishing to register a Characteristic horse with the ApHC UK. We must reiterate that each horse is treated as an individual on its own merits. The ApHC UK reserve the right to inspect the animals being registered. The criteria for being on the register are:


  • Horses that have unknown breeding or who are ineligible for registration on any other ApHC UK registers (A, B or P)
  • They must have an Appaloosa coat pattern and/or characteristics such as white eye sclera, striped hooves and mottled skin (eg nose, eyes and genitalia).
  • They must not have excessive white markings or be paint, draught or vanner, or pony type
  • Horses must be minimum adult height of 14hh (143cm) unshod
  • We reserve the right to inspect each horse that applies under this scheme.  Each application will be considered on its own merits in keeping with our normal breed profile.

All registration documentation must be completed and submitted and fees paid in line with our normal registration rules including fees relating to inspecting the horse.

C Registration fees for members are £38 per horse.  Registration fees for non-members are £60 to include one adult membership fee.  If required, inspection fees are additional and are based on travel costs so each registration will be treated on an individual basis.

The decision to accept a horse onto the C Register is the final decision of the ApHC UK Board of Directors.

Characteristic Registration Application forms:


19th April 2014 - Grassroots/Ped eWeb

With the advent of microchipping horses it is essential that if a horse is found or recovered, then there needs to be a way to check the details of that animal.  The Grassroots Organisation has now set up the EQUINE CHIP CHECKER.  This is a Microchip/UELN search facility for equines registered with participating PIO’s using the Grassroots Systems software.

Currently there are 22 PIOs participating and a total of 202,703 (to date) equine records. The database is searched by entering a full microchip number or a full UELN. If a match is found, the issuing PIO is shown along with the Alive/Dead status, colour, sex, DOB and microchip number. This information is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

All current members will soon receive forms relating to the Grassroots system.  You will need to complete and return this to our Registrar in order that the ApHC UK is fully compliant with the relevant Data Protection laws.  You will have privacy options on the form; it is suggested that you read the information carefully before choosing how your details will be presented and be made accessible to other members.

Members will then be issued with a unique password which will enable members to access to the Grassroots Ped eWeb facility.  The link to the chipchecker is:

24 October 2013 - Congratulations to Tim & Janette Keeley for their successes at the European Appaloosa Championships in Mooslargue, France
Hello to all our friends these are the results of the European Appaloosa Show in France (10-13 October) as you can see we are really pleased. Thank you for all your support.  Janette & Tim xxxx
European Show Results 2013
Syzygy Invitation CA and Tim Keeley
Open Hunter in Hand Geldings; First Place, Gold Medal and European Champion
Open Halter Geldings; Reserve European Grand Champion, Silver Buckle
Men’s Western Heritage; Reserve European Champion, Silver Medal
Open Senior Western Pleasure; Fourth Place
Jackpot Western Pleasure; Seventh Place
Jackpot Western Trail; Sixth Place
Open Senior Western Trail; Eleventh Place
Open Senior Hunter under Saddle; Sixth Place

Xtreme Ly Dreamy CA & Tim Keeley:
Open Aged Mares; Second Place, Silver Medal, Reserve European Champion
Open Hunter in Hand Mares: Sixth Place
Open Junior Western Pleasure; Eleventh Place
Artsy and Tim Keeley:
Open Junior Western Trail; Fourth Place
Men’s Western Pleasure; Fourth Place

Syzygy Invitation CA and Janette Keeley
Ladies Western Heritage; First Place, Gold Medal, European Champion
Non-Pro Halter Geldings; Second Place, Silver Medal, Reserve European Champion
Non-Pro Hunter in Hand Geldings; Second Place, Silver Medal, Reserve European Champion

Xtreme Ly Dreamy CA & Janette Keeley:
Non- Pro Halter Mares; Third Place, Bronze Medal
Non- Pro Hunter in Hand Mares; Sixth Place

Artsy and Janette Keeley:
Open Junior Hunter under Saddle; Fourth Place
Non- Pro Hunter under Saddle; Fourth Place
Open Hunter in Hand Mares: Fifth Place
Non-Pro Trail, Eleventh Place
Non-Pro Western Pleasure, Eleventh Place



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