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The Spot News A publication of the ARIZONA APPALOOSA ASSOCIATION

AAA wins the ApHC Exemplary Regional Club of the year for the second straight year!

Silver Lining Riding Special Olympics Equestrian Team Spring Classic ♦ Silver Lining Riding ♦ Foal Watch ♦ AAA 4H County Final Winners♦ Events May 2013

The Spot News May 2013 A publication of the ARIZONA APPALOOSA ASSOCIATION

From The Desk Of The President Hello AAA Members, I hope you all have had a chance to see the photos of the AAA Spring Classic online. It was such a fun show and an amazing experience to see the Silver Lining Program work with their horses. We were so pleased to award a portion of the proceeds to this program to help them with their goal of getting to the Special Olympics Equestrian Team Events in Flagstaff Arizona this summer. Thank you to everyone who came out and we wish all the Silver Lining competitors best of luck in their summer competition.

Officer & Board Member Contact Information: Kelly Potter, President, Show Committee Lead, Youth Director 602-576-5881 Rob Pinckard, Vice-President

Summer is upon us and local shows will be slowing down. Please don’t forget about the August 3-4 show in cool Flagstaff Arizona. Our judges will be Dave Parlier and Andrea Simons. This was such a fun show last year that it was referred to as a “not to miss” show. Our exhibitors came from Colorado, New Mexico & California. We know that number will grow this year. We have had several sponsors step up and this year there will be multiple special class awards announced as well as the jackpot classes and a Champion of Champion Halter Class. I believe the egg and spoon class was requested again too! Premiums will be online soon so watch for further announcements on Facebook.


Lastly, we are less than two months away from ApHC Nationals and Youth World. If you are going please let us know – there is a group trying to get stalls for all the AZ people. Stall reservations are due May 30th. We will be participating in the Youth Team events again and are in search of additional youth members. This is the 75th Anniversary of ApHC and a show you will not want to miss.



Save the date:  June 24 - July 6th - The Appaloosa National & Youth World Show will be held in Fort Worth Texas.  Aug 3rd and 4th, the AAA will be hosting a two for three judge show at Ft. Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, Az.  Oct. 25th - Nov 2nd - The Appaloosa World Show will be held in Ft. Worth, Texas.  November (date TBD) - The AAA will host a one day, one judge show.  November (date TBD) - The AAA Fall trail ride. Please contact Linda Gilgosch with ideas for out next trail ride.  Clinic, parade dates TBD

Kathy Turner, Director, Treasurer 623-465-4948 Sonja Berry, Secretary & Newsletter Editor, Member Services

Tori Broadbent, Director 480-510-5635 Mary Ann Page, Director 623-692-4579 Lisa Pope, Director 602-980-1286 Mike Quick, Director & NonPro Coordinator 520-400-1285 Linda Gilgosch, Director, Trail Riding Committee Lead

Please watch for club activity updates on our Arizona Appaloosa Facebook page and on our AAA website.


Kelly Potter, AAA President

Sandy McNatt, Director

2013 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule


All club members and non-members are invited to attend board meetings. 2013 meeting schedule:

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Shannon Wilson, Director & Webmaster

May 9th


July 11th

Denise Serro, Alternate Director

Sept 12th November 14th

(602) 505-1684

January 2014—Banquet & General Membership Meeting during ANLS The location will be Carlos O’Brien’s in Scottsdale at 6:30 pm in the Private Room. The Board of Directors Meeting Schedule is published on the AAA website under Upcoming Events. The Spot News, May 2013

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AAA is the 2012 ApHC Exemplary Regional Club! The Scrapbook cover

In 2006, the ApHC started a reward program that recognized the regional clubs’ promotion of the Appaloosa horse and Youth events. The AAA Board of Directors decided to run for the award. While the AAA did not win that year, they did receive a certificate of merit: The very first regional club award went to Magnolia States ApHC from Territory V. After that, Calizona, being the oldest regional club in existence, was bound and determined to win and they did just that for the years 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. When the 2011 AAA President, Mary Ann Page, saw the consistent winning Calizona achieved, she thought, “Hey, we are a good club too!” She approached the BOD and asked if everyone thought we should strive for this award, and, hands down, all agreed. The AAA planned throughout the year, setting up many events, hoping to be recognized for their promotion of the Appaloosa horse. The ApHC provides set criteria and scoring to obtain the regional exemplary club status and BOD members looked to see how they might fare. Surprisingly, the AAA found the club was doing most of the events on the list. There were a few items the club was not doing that the club felt they could incorporate. Towards the end of the year, members met several times to put together the scrapbook. The group thoroughly enjoyed the excitement of it all. It was a thrilling day when the AAA found out that their hard work paid off and we had won the award for 2011.

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In 2012, the AAA BOD planned on applying for the award from the get go. Trail rides, more shows, stallion auctions, a clinic, a youth scholarship, a Youth World team and more were planned. The AAA’s number one priority is to establish a club where all are welcome, feel valued, endorse service to others, and collectively, enjoy the wonderful Appaloosa. Sportsmanship is an idea and commitment AAA members fully embrace. At the 2012 AAA banquet, Mary Ann asked all members to submit their own definition on Sportsmanship.

What we did not count on is that our Youth World team would win the 2012 Youth Team Sportsmanship award, and at the October 2012 World show, member Karin Wendell won the Non-Pro Sportsmanship award. We are honored to have won this prestigious award. Our members are an exceptional group of people, and we invite you to come out for one of our events and check us out!

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Calling All Artists! Arizona Appaloosa Association is ready for an updated look and in search of a new logo. We are looking for members to submit their ideas for this new design. Designs must be submitted with considerations made to ease of embroidery and screen printing. Ashley Worthington of Worthington Graphics sent these two examples. One in full color, great for print and banners. The other in black in white, for screen printing and embroidery. If you are artistic or great with graphic design we hope you will send in your ideas and possibly be the new face of AAA. The selections will be narrowed down by the BOD and then selected by the members. Please e-mail your submissions to by October 1, 2013.

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2013 AAA Spring Classic AAA Spring Classic April 14, 2013 Judge Deana Bjornson (Canada) All Around Appaloosa Champion "Miss Cocoa Gold" owned & Ridden by Sonja Berry Non-Pro Champion Sonja Berry & "Miss Cocoa Gold" Res. Champ. Cindy Bowen & "Scottish Reward" Non Pro Masters Champion Cindy Bowen & "Scottish Reward" Res. Champ. Mary Ann Page & "The Boston Hustler" Non-Pro 35 & Over Champion Kristine Richardson & "Toby Te" Res. Champ. Lisa Hefner & "Surely A Vision MMR" Novice Non-Pro Champion Lisa Hefner & "Surely A Vision MMR" Res. Champ. David Potter & "Miss Hotroddin Straw"

Sonja Berry & “Miss Cocoa Gold” Photo by the Ramos family

Non Pro W/T Champion Shannon Wilson & "Chromeplated Dream" Res. Champion Dan Daniel & "Choklit Rose Delite" Youth 18 & Under Champion Kendall Woellmer & "Iza Cool Jet" Res. Champion Abbie Phillips & "Shezahottie" Novice Youth Champion Abbie Phillips & "Shezahottie" Res. Champion Katie Ramos & "Zip is the Key" Youth W/TChampion London Potter & "Miss Hotroddin Straw"

Kendall Woellmer & “Iza Cool Jet”

Open All Breed Champion: Kendall Woellmer & "Iza Cool Jet" Grand Champion Stallion Supreme Hotrod, Owned by Poco Diablo Ranch & Cattle Co Grand Champion Mare: Gimme Another Owned by Poco Diablo Ranch & Cattle Co Reserve Grand Champion Mare— Shezahottie Owned by Abbie & Jenny Phillips Grand Champion Gelding—On An Impulse Owned by Karin Wendell Reserve Grand Champion Gelding—Iza Cool Jet owned by Kendall Woellmer Lisa Hefner & “Surely A Vision MMR” The Spot News, May 2013

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2013 AAA Spring Classic - (cont.) Abbie Phillips & “Shezahottie” Photo by the Ramos family.

Mary Ann Page & “The Boston Hustler”

Kris Richardson & “Toby Te”

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2013 AAA Spring Classic - (cont.) Shannon Wilson & “Chromeplated Dream” Sandy McNatt while the AAA sings her Happy Birthday! Shannon Wilson & “Chromeplated Dream”

Cindy Bowen & “Scottish Reward” Dan Daniel & “Choklit Rose Delite”

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2013 AAA Spring Classic - (cont.) Chocklit Rose Delite

Tabi Parrish & “Willow Tango Bandit”

Colton Potter & “Gimme Another”

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2013 AAA Spring Classic - (cont.) The AAA regrets not having a show photo of Nikki McNatt and Hershey's Special Kid, check out their show winnings running games! We are including a photo of Nikki running poles at the 4H County Finals.

“Sams Valentine MMR” & Marilyn Van De Graaf

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“Supreme Hotrod” & Kelly and Dave Potter

Katie Hefner & “She’s All Dolled Up”

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2013 AAA Spring Classic - (cont.) These beautiful pictures are brought to you by the Ramos family. Elisa Bird & “Willow Tango Bandit” led by Tabi Parrish

Jay McGinn & “Zips Little Miracle” Karin Wendell & “On An Impulse”

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2013 AAA Spring Classic - (cont.) Katie Ramos & “Zip Is The Key”

London Potter & “Miss Hotroddin Straw”

Photo by the Ramos family

Zachary Decker & “Miss Cocoa Gold”

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2013 AAA Spring Classic - (cont.) Kelly Potter & “Gimme Another”

As always, the AAA recognizes its volunteers. Without you, no events could take place. A big THANK YOU to: Ralph Woellmer for your service as the gate keeper and ring steward! The Ramos family for your service setting up the Trail and Games classes and your beautiful photography! Kelly Potter for your service as ring steward! Kathy Turner for your service as the announcer! Mary Ann Page for your service as Show Manager! Jay McGinn and Sandy McNatt for your service setting up the Trail class! Gaye Velasco as Show Secretary! Sonja Berry for photography! Ralph Woellmer and Judge Deana Bjornson

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Dave Potter & “Miss Hotroddin Straw”

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AAA Foal Watch! Zips Strawsam MMR x Zipazilada MMR, o. Leslie Woolery

Filly by Choclatey, owned by Karin Wendell Kathy Turner

Filly, Native Sun CM x OK Lads Belle, owned by Lori Brookins

Impulsive Zipper x A Star For Sure, o. Richard McDonald The Spot News, May 2013

Zips Strawsam MMR foal owned by Richard McDonald Page 13

AAA Youth Excel at Arizona 4-H County Finals! On April 19th, 20th and 21st, the Maricopa County 4H Club held their annual County Finals Championships. This is a highly competitive, fun filled weekend for 4H members and their families with more than 100 participants over the 3 day event in English, Jumping, Western, Gymkhana, Roping and Team Sorting. Youth are divided into 4 divisions in 4H, beginner riders, intermediate riders, Junior Advanced and Senior Advanced. This year the event was held at the South Buckeye Equestrian Center, a huge facility with 2 covered arenas, 3 uncovered arenas, a bunkhouse, many barns and other amenities. This year there were many Appaloosa riders in attendance. On Friday there were five Appaloosa’s competing in English, Saturday there were two Appaloosas in roping and two different Appaloosas participating in the gymkhana event. On Sunday there were 5 Appaloosas in Western and one Appaloosa competing in Team Sorting. Among these Appaloosa owners were 3 members of the Arizona Appaloosa Association, Nikki McNatt, and siblings Katie Hefner and Michael Hefner. The Hefner family owns

Katie Hefner & “Surely A Vision MMR”

two Appaloosas, “Surely a Vision MMR” (Surely) and “She’s All Dolled Up” (Georgia). Katie and “Surely” had a fabulous weekend. They competed in Intermediate English and received a 1st in English Showmanship and a 1st in English Equitation. Then, two days later Katie and “Surely” tied for high point in Intermediate Champion Western Horse, receiving a beautiful new belt buckle. Saturday, Nikki McNatt, owner of Hershey’s Special Kid, “Scooter”, received an 8th in Cloverleaf Barrels with the top ten times all being less than half a second apart. In Washington poles the pair had the 2nd fastest time of the day but unfortunately a 5 second penalty for a downed pole put them out of the ribbons. On Sunday riding against over 20 teams, Nikki , with Hershey’s Special Kid and Michael Hefner, riding his Quarter Horse Cowboy, were partnered in Senior Advanced Team Sorting. The two were able to pull off two beautiful runs which netted them the championship and two new belt buckles. Nikki and Hershey’s Special Kid had an awesome day sorting as they also won the Reserve Senior Advanced Team Sorting title and a new breast collar with their other team member, Marie, riding her Quarter Horse, Willie. Congratulations to all of our members. Your hard work and practice really paid off! We are proud of you and all you do to promote the Appaloosa horse.

Nikki McNatt & “Hershey’s Special Kid” and Michael Hefner & “Cowboy”

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Nikki McNatt McNatt— —Graduate! Congratulations to Nikki McNatt who is graduating from Arizona Agribusiness and Equine High School on May 16, 2013. Nikki will be off to the University of Arizona in the fall to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science with a minor in Business. Nikki has worked hard during her high school career and has already achieved 60 college credits through Red Mountain Community College. She will be going down to U of A as a transfer student with only two years left to complete her Bachelor’s Degree. After that she is hoping to attend Colorado State University or the newly opening Midwestern University Veterinary program opening next year in Glendale. Nikki set her goals high many years ago to be a large animal vet and is continuing to pursue this dream. She currently works for a local lab collecting samples at our local dairies to test for harmful bacteria in their milk cows, as well as interning with her mentor, Dr. Dean Rice at both his small animal vet practice and assisting him with equine care. Nikki and her Appaloosa, Hershey's Special Kid, have been great promoters of the Appaloosa breed competing at local gymkhanas, breed shows, 4H, many parades and traveling and performing with a drill team at rodeos in Arizona, Nevada

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2013 AAA Spring Classic

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