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Stars & Stripes Summer Spectacular to Take Place in Conjunction with the 69th National Appaloosa Show & Appaloosa Youth World Show

Stars & Stripes Summer Spectacular to Take Place in Conjunction with the 69th National Appaloosa Show & Appaloosa Youth World Show
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Stars & Stripes Summer Spectacular

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MOSCOW, Idaho— The very first Stars & Stripes Summer Spectacular will take place alongside the 69th National Championship Appaloosa Show and 2016 Youth World Show this summer! On Tuesday, June 28th the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) will join forces with the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) to host the very first Stars & Stripes Summer Spectacular—a full day show for equestrians with disabilities. This event will be held in the WR Watt Arena and boasts 22 classes for both supported and independent riders, as well as a special division for disabled veterans! The class roster for this thrilling new event is as follows:

  • Supported W/J Trail
  • Independent W/J Trail
  • Independent W/J/L Trail
  • Showmanship Level 1
  • Showmanship Level 2
  • Showmanship Level 3
  • Veterans Supported Walk-Only Horsemanship/Equitation
  • Supported Walk-Only Horsemanship/Equitation
  • Independent Walk-Only Horsemanship/Equitation
  • Veterans Independent Walk-Only Horsemanship/Equitation
  • Supported W/J Western Horsemanship
  • Veterans Independent W/J Western Horsemanship
  • Independent W/J Western Horsemanship
  • Independent W/J/L Western Horsemanship
  • Veterans Independent W/J/L Western Horsemanship
  • Independent W/J Para Reining
  • Independent W/J/L Para Reining
  • Independent W/T/C Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat
  • Supported W/T Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat
  • Independent W/T Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat
  • Veterans Independent W/T Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat
  • Veterans Independent W/T/C Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat

 

Champions of each class will receive a champion jacket by Tioga Territory as well as a beautifully crafted Montana Silversmiths belt buckle. Reserve Champions will receive a Reserve Champion Montana Silversmiths belt buckle, and ribbons will be awarded to the top ten exhibitors in each class.

The Stars & Stripes Summer Spectacular is open to all breeds. Exhibitors are required to be members of ApHC or APHA. Many of the classes featured in the event are dual-approved by ApHC, APHA and/ or NSBA.  Stalls for this event are free for horses only participating in the Stars & Stripes Summer Spectacular thanks to sponsorship dollars. May 27th is the stall reservation deadline and entries for the event are due by June 3, 2016.

For additional information about the Stars & Stripes Summer Spectacular including entry forms, entry conditions, stall reservations and more, visit http://appaloosa.com/national-show/national-show.htm.

The ApHC is currently seeking donations to support the continuation of the Stars & Stripes Summer Spectacular and the ApHC Equestrians with Disabilities program. To make a tax-deductable donation in support of the ApHC Equestrians with Disabilities Program through the Appaloosa Foundation, contact marketing@appaloosa.com or (208) 882-5578 ext. 273.

 

The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) was established in 1938 with a mission of honoring the heritage and promoting the future of the Appaloosa horse. The ApHC has since registered more than 700,000 Appaloosas, which are known for their distinctive color, intelligence and even temperament. True to their reputation as an extremely versatile breed, Appaloosas can be found in nearly every discipline including racing, endurance riding and serving as reliable family horses. The international breed registry is headquartered in Moscow, Idaho, the heart of the Palouse region—the Appaloosa breed’s namesake and point of origin.

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