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The Spot News A publication of the ARIZONA APPALOOSA ASSOCIATION

AAA wins the ApHC Exemplary Regional Club award for the third straight year!

“To Hot To Be Good” & Mary Ann Wunderlin Spring Classic ♦ Trail Ride ♦ Foal Watch ♦ Exemplary Club Award

Apr 2014

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The Spot News April 2014 A publication of the ARIZONA APPALOOSA ASSOCIATION

From The Desk Of The President, On the ApHC 2013 Exemplary Club of the Year Award: Thank you. I am at a loss for words. Thank you to all those who voted for AAA again for ApHC Exemplary Club. It is an incredible honor, particularly given that we had to really top ourselves for a three-peat, but to win against such strong competition is just amazing. This year was tough, and our members were determined! The amount of team work and "can do" attitude from our club always leaves me in awe. Thank you to all our AAA members for always going above and beyond. Congratulations to all the clubs that sent in your submissions, it is proof that we as a regional club may be small but we can also be mighty in our drive and ambition to promote the Appaloosa Horse. Keep up the good work as we all march on to promote our breed.

Officer & Board Member Contact Information: Kelly Potter, President, Show Committee Lead, Youth Director 602-576-5881 Rob Pinckard, Vice-President 480-987-1894 Kathy Turner, Director, Treasurer 623-465-4948 Sonja Berry, Secretary & Newsletter Editor, Member Services 480-516-5655

Kelly Potter, President AAA

Tori Broadbent, Director

Upcoming Events:


Stay tuned for our one day, one judge show to be held in Prescott in August. In November, we plan to be back at the Western Saddle Club for our annual Turkey Trot show.

Mary Ann Page, Director

Our trail riding committee is busy planning our Fall trail ride, a date has yet to be selected, but it is normally held in October or November.

Lisa Pope, Director

If you would like to view our Arizona Appaloosa Exemplary Club submission, please check out our album now hosted on Click Me

Mike Quick, Director & NonPro Coordinator

Do you want to be involved? If so, volunteer! We would love to have you!

2014 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule All club members and non-members are invited to attend board meetings. 2014 meeting schedule:

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January 11th - Banquet and General Membership Meeting



520-400-1285 Linda Gilgosch, Director, Trail Riding Committee Lead 602-549-7181 Loralea Daniel Alternate Director 602-999-1002

Mar 13th

Shannon Wilson, Director & Webmaster

May 8th


July 10th

Dave Potter, Alternate Director

Sept 11th


November 13th

January 2015—Banquet & General Membership TBD time and location The Board of Directors Meeting Schedule is published on the AAA website under Upcoming Events. The Spot News, April 2014

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AAA is the 2013 ApHC Exemplary Regional Club! 2013 was a year chock-full of events for Arizona Appaloosa Association members. The club put on four shows, two trail rides, a clinic, five regular board meetings, a general membership meeting, supported a youth World team, supported a youth scholarship, kept members informed through Facebook updates, website updates and YouTube updates, plus wrote an article for the Appaloosa Journal. Members were seen competing on the open circuit as part of the ACAAP program, we even had a member on television as a guest rider (Lisa Hefner) on Julie Goodnight’s show. Our youth rode our colorful Appaloosas in multiple parades in their 4-H clubs, and two of our members entered contests, such as the Ultimate Cowgirl Contest and the Miss Rodeo Arizona pageant. We even held a meet-n-greet at the Appaloosa Library in Scottsdale, where Shannon Wilson took her colorful Appaloosa to meet the children. Arizona members teamed up with California members to plan the Casino Classic, held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Scrapbook cover

A few pages of our scrapbook submission are shown here for you. To see them all, members can access all pages of our submission by clicking on this link. Click Me.

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2014 AAA Spring Classic AAA SPRING CLASSIC April 12, 2014 Judge: Bill Englund (AZ) All Around Appaloosa Champion: "Scottish Reward" owned by Cindy & Kaitlin Bowen Non Pro Masters Champion: Mary Ann Page & "The Boston Hustler" Res. Champ. Karin Wendell & "A Secret Code" Non-Pro 35 & Over Champion: Mary Ann Page & "The Boston Hustler" Res. Champ. Karin Wendell & "A Secret Code" Non-Pro Champion: Kaitlin Bowen & "Scottish Reward" Res. Champ. Mary Ann Page & "The Boston Hustler"

Kaitlin Bowen & “Scottish Reward”

Novice Non-Pro Champion: Rebecca Cardani & "Zips Pocket Rocker MMR" Res. Champ. Nola Cardani & "Straw Sumo MMR" Non Pro W/T Champion: Tammy Hibbert & "Thats Indy" Res. Champ. Shannon Wilson & "Chromeplated Dream" Youth 18 & Under Champion: Kendall Woellmer & "Toby Te" Res. Champion: Brielle Wendell & "A Secret Code" Novice Youth Champion: Kelsey Woellmer & "Toby Te" Res. Champion: Brielle Wendell & "A Secret Code"

Mary Ann Page & “The Boston Hustler”

Youth W/T 10 & Under Champion: Caroline Wendell & "A Secret Code" Open All Breed: Champion: Linda Gilgosch & "Execs RoyalGold WTA Grand Champion Mare: Choklit Rose Delite Reserve Grand: Miss Cocoa Gold Grand Champion Gelding: The Boston Hustler Reserve Grand: Chromeplated Dream Grand Champion Stallion: Straw Sumo MMR Reserve Grand: In Kahoots

Rebecca Cardani & “Zips PocketRockerMMR” The Spot News, April 2014

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2014 AAA Spring Classic - (cont.) Kaitlin Bowen & “Scottish Reward” with Dan and Loralea Daniel in the background Photo by Brian Hefner

Lisa Hefner & “Sam’s Valentine MMR” Tammy Hibbert & “That’s Indy”

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2014 AAA Spring Classic - (cont.) Shannon Wilson & “Chromeplated Dream” Brielle Wendell and “A Secret Code” Shannon Wilson & “Chromeplated Dream”

Caroline Wendell & “A Secret Code” Loralea Daniel & “Choklit Rose Delite”

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2014 AAA Spring Classic - (cont.)

Kelsey Woellmer & “Toby Te”

“Beyond Imagination” and Kraig Broadbent

Tori Broadbent’s colt “In Kahoots” Photo by Brian Hefner

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2014 AAA Spring Classic - (cont.)

Savanna Rose & “Elegant Chex”

Straw Sumo MMR and Nola Cardani

Linda Gilgosch & “Execs RoyalGold WTA” Photo by Brian Hefner

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2014 AAA Spring Classic - (cont.) “Zips PocketRockerMMR” & Rebecca Cardani

Katie Ramos & “Zip Is The Key”

“To Hot To Be Good” & Mary Ann Wunderlin “Toby Te” & Kendall Woellmer

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2014 AAA Spring

Classic Volunteers

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! The Ramos family for your service setting up the Trail and Games classes and your beautiful photography! Kelly Potter for your service as show manager, guest announcer, and ring steward! Kathy Turner for your service as the announcer! Gaye Velasco as Show Secretary! Rob Pinckard as Ring Steward! Sonja Berry for photography!

Sonja Berry

David Ramos

David Ramos

Kelly Potter and Kathy Turner

Karin Ramos on Air Guitar!

Rob Pinckard and Judge Bill Englund

Ralph Woellmer

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AAA Foal Watch! Kathy Turner

Filly by Justa Arizona Cowboy x Every Mans Fantasy owned by Rob Pinckard

Colt by Zips Dark Chocolate out of Q-Sunova’s Rose, owned by Loralea and Dan Daniel

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AAA Spring Trail Ride

On March 29th, the AAA held its Spring Trail ride at Brown’s Ranch in North Scottsdale. We welcomed eighteen riders to enjoy the beautiful Spring day. Please enjoy our pictures. Our trail rides are always open to all breeds and riders. We will host a ride again in the fall and some of us get together in smaller groups to ride.

Dee Dee, Trevor and Jamie

Tori ponying “Picasso” and Brenda on “Drifter”

Linda Gilgosch, Execs RoyalGold WTA

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AAA Spring Trail Ride

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2014 AAA Spring Ride Brown’s Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona

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