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<strong>Appaloosa</strong> <strong>News</strong> <strong>Spot</strong><br />

Vol 11 No 61<br />

April 2013<br />

Horse of the Year 2013<br />

Supreme Champion Male<br />

Kondos Foveros<br />

owned by Corlia Boshoff<br />

Machado <strong>Appaloosa</strong> Stud<br />

Supreme Champion Female<br />

Kiowa Sahara<br />

owned by Ros Nightingale<br />

shown by Candice Nightingale<br />

Nightingale <strong>Appaloosa</strong> Stud<br />

Western Champion Male<br />

Hesa Cool Star (USA)<br />

owned by J.Smit


Hi Everyone,<br />

Editor’s Note<br />

It is so nice to see lots of new names and faces in this newsletter, it just shows how<br />

our talented, beautiful horses continue to win hearts !<br />

I have just returned from a big family party in Sweden where I was joined by all my<br />

children, and a week in London. Strangely enough it was just as cold in June in the<br />

UK as it is here, freaky weather patterns all over. Sweden was a blissful 23'<br />

C.....nearer the North Pole...go figure.<br />

Talking of colder weather, I was distressed to hear that members still lost horses to<br />

the dreaded AHS up until a few weeks ago. I really hope the rest of those affected<br />

make a quick recovery.<br />

This issue has lots of show results, a delightful stud visit as well as lots of interesting<br />

info.<br />

All our Regional Representatives are introduced by means of a quick synopsis and a<br />

photo. We welcome them and hope they enjoy their task.<br />

We look forward the culmination of the endurance season...the 200 km Fauresmith<br />

Ride . If I finish it will be be my 30th Completion.....very scary. Look forward to seeing<br />

you all soon.<br />

Greetings, Claire<br />

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Contents<br />

2 Editor’s Note<br />

4 President’s Report<br />

5 Blanket Cover<br />

6 PSSM Update<br />

6-8 Equine Genetics &<br />

Potential Liability<br />

9-10 Farewell to Wap’s<br />

Pajamas<br />

11-16 Regional Representatives<br />

20-21 Conformation pull-out<br />

22-34 Horse of the Year 2013<br />

The <strong>News</strong> <strong>Spot</strong><br />

The official quarterly publication of the<br />

<strong>Appaloosa</strong> Horse Breeders Society of<br />

South Africa dedicated to the promotion<br />

and enjoyment of the <strong>Appaloosa</strong> horse.<br />

Any opinions expressed in the articles,<br />

contributions and newsletter pages are not<br />

necessarily those of the Council or members<br />

of the AHBSSA. The editor reserve<br />

the right to edit any contribution.<br />

Please send all your news and input to<br />

our Editor Claire Amm at<br />

alpha@intekom.co.za, fax 051 9242567<br />

or our Sub-Editor Mercia Smith at<br />

mercia@xubeshonge.co.za<br />

Deadlines:<br />

35-37 Youth<br />

38 New Arrivals<br />

Nov 15th<br />

Feb 15th<br />

January issue<br />

April issue<br />

Important dates<br />

<strong>Appaloosa</strong> Championships<br />

25-27 Oct 2013<br />

AGM & Awards Dinner<br />

16 November 2013<br />

May 15th July issue<br />

Aug 15th October issue<br />

Any late contributions will be held over<br />

until the next issue.<br />

Don’t forget to visit our<br />

Website<br />

Go to www.ahbssa.co.za .<br />

Remember all the latest show<br />

results as well as all the advertisements<br />

from the latest <strong>News</strong><br />

<strong>Spot</strong> will appear on this site.<br />

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President’s report<br />

Dear AHBSSA members /AHBSSA lede<br />

The secretariat is proving to be less productive than we<br />

anticipated and getting things done promptly and efficiently<br />

is quite a challenge and we are still relying on<br />

our faithful work horse, Alet. Hopefully we will be able<br />

to sort this out in the near future. We are also finding<br />

that a large percentage of members are not paying their<br />

accounts on time and this puts a further burden on the<br />

society<br />

PSSM is an ongoing matter and the more we look into it the more complex it<br />

becomes. Fortunately it does not seem to be affecting positive horses in a severe<br />

manner in South Africa and I am unaware of any positive horses that have<br />

shown any physical symptoms of the disorder. It also appears to be wide<br />

spread in a number of breeds throughout the world. We will continue to investigate<br />

the effects on our breeding herd and will endeavour to deal with it in a<br />

responsible rather than a reactive manner.<br />

This season has been one of the worst for African Horse Sickness and we have<br />

lost many valuable horses young and old to this disease. My condolences go<br />

out to all of you that have been affected by AHS, hopefully we have learnt<br />

more about this and can put better control measures in place to prevent it going<br />

forward.<br />

I attended the Horse of the Year Show and was pleased to see a lot of new<br />

faces as well as the familiar ones. The standard of our <strong>Appaloosa</strong>s is improving<br />

all the time and it was good to see an <strong>Appaloosa</strong> presence in the main arena on<br />

Sunday.<br />

Selling horses is very challenging at the moment as demand and pricing has<br />

dropped dramatically. Perhaps we should look at pooling our resources and<br />

holding an annual <strong>Appaloosa</strong> Blanket sale or a dedicated Cover website for selling <strong>Appaloosa</strong>s.<br />

Regards.<br />

Craig Vacy-Lyle<br />

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.<br />

<strong>News</strong> of and from Members.<br />

The first quarter of 2013 has seen a number of tragic events. One of our Regional Representatives,<br />

Gaylen Bettiol, sadly lost her husband Leon after a long struggle (he)<br />

bravely fought against cancer. Our thoughts are with Gaylen and her family.<br />

Many of our members, from different parts of South Africa, lost horses to African<br />

Horse Sickness which seems to have been even more virulent in 2013. Some of our<br />

most promising horses succumbed to this terrible disease.<br />

The postal strike in Gauteng has meant that many of us are still waiting for post from<br />

this Region, and although it is now over, it is still frustrating and annoying to be waiting<br />

for mail.<br />

On a more cheerful note:<br />

We are delighted to welcome more new members,<br />

As breeders we welcome:<br />

David Reed from Derdepoort, Pretoria<br />

Tylucas Equine Stud from Rustenburg<br />

We welcome back as breeders HP and Karen Roos and Mandy Clark, former Breeder<br />

members.<br />

As non breeders we welcome:<br />

Lyn King<br />

Blanche Nel<br />

Annie Austin<br />

Ilanzi Zietman<br />

Elfreda Alberts<br />

Nina da Silva, a junior member<br />

(Anyone I missed out, having joined between January 1 and April 1, I apologise and<br />

will endeavour to correct errors in the next edition of <strong>News</strong> <strong>Spot</strong>).<br />

We have welcomed Melanie Walker as our new Secretary at the Secretariat (at Stud<br />

Book). Melanie is there to help with any questions you may have. It is a real bonus to<br />

have someone available to help us during office hours. Our thanks go to Liezel who<br />

served us so well during the second part of 2012, as our first Secretariat secretary.<br />

With the council members being entirely volunteers we were unable to give this kind of<br />

service but we continue to help members and to act in the best interests of the society.<br />

As you will read elsewhere the first quarter Shows have been quite well attended and<br />

have been much enjoyed by the participants. Well done to all who show and take great<br />

care to ensure that their horses are turned out looking their very best. The Show Committee<br />

is already planning the Shows which take place later this year. Check out the<br />

AHBSSA web-site for dates of Shows. (www.studbook.co.za/Society/<strong>Appaloosa</strong>)<br />

Regional representatives are an important conduit for suggestions to your Council, and<br />

also are in place to help you the members in any way they can. The contact details are<br />

given elsewhere in this <strong>News</strong> <strong>Spot</strong>.<br />

Let us hope that the rest of 2013 is a better year for us all<br />

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Blanket Cover April 2013


PSSM Update<br />

It has come to our attention that we have some PSSM positive horses within our breeding<br />

herd. We have been testing suspected lines since last year and have had a number of<br />

positive results. This is a genetically transmitted disorder which is not desirable in our<br />

breed so we suggest that breeders acquaint them selves with the effects and consequences<br />

prior to the next breeding season.<br />

Council have formulated a set of rules to assist to control the spreading of the disease<br />

with an aim to eventually eliminate it from our lines. We are continuing to do testing and<br />

research into PSSM and a plan of action will need to be approved by our members at the<br />

next AGM.<br />

DNA testing for PSSM is being run by our Vice President Don Cropper and members<br />

are welcome to contact him or myself if they require any information regarding the testing.<br />

We want to assure our members that we will continue to investigate the effects of PSSM<br />

on our herd and are working towards a solution to this problem which is common to <strong>Appaloosa</strong>s<br />

and other breeds around the world.<br />

Yours Sincerely.<br />

Craig Vacy-Lyle<br />

President.<br />

AHBSSA.<br />

Equine Genetics and Potential Liability<br />

By Rachel Kosmal McCart<br />

There has recently been a concern expressed<br />

by people worried about purchasing<br />

genetically defective horses.<br />

What are the liabilities for someone<br />

selling an untested horse, or lying about<br />

a positive test? AND is it legal for a<br />

potential buyer to pull hair to get it tested?<br />

What an interesting and timely question!<br />

Here’s my analysis.<br />

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7<br />

Equine Genetics and Potential Liability ( continued)<br />

Disclosure of Genetically Linked Conditions<br />

Just as with other types of equine health issues, if a horse seller has information<br />

that might be material to the buyer’s purchase decision, the horse seller is legally obligated<br />

to disclose this information to the buyer. But with genetically linked conditions<br />

and traits, the to-disclose-or-not-to-disclose questions can be tricky. Here are some<br />

common factual scenarios.<br />

1) The sale horse has tested positive for a genetically linked condition that could<br />

affect the horse’s health, such as HYPP or HERDA.<br />

a. Does the seller know about the positive test?<br />

Yes? The seller has a clear obligation to disclose.<br />

No? Move on to question 1(b)<br />

b. Does the seller have any reason to know about the positive test, such as the fact the<br />

test results are stamped on the horse’s papers, or that the now-seller had access to the<br />

horse’s vet records containing the positive test results?<br />

<br />

Yes? The seller has a clear obligation to disclose.<br />

No? Only if the seller truly has no reason at all to know about the positive test would<br />

the seller avoid liability for failing to disclose the positive test. Example: When the<br />

now-seller purchased the horse, the horse’s previous owner did not disclose the positive<br />

test results, and nothing since the purchase has put the now-seller on notice of the<br />

positive test results.<br />

2) The sale horse carries a genetically linked problem, such as OLWS, that won’t<br />

affect the sale horse’s health, but could affect the health of its offspring.<br />

a. Is the sale horse a gelding or spayed mare?<br />

Yes? The seller has no obligation to disclose, because the genetically linked problem<br />

will not affect the sale horse’s health, and it’s impossible for the sale horse to pass<br />

on the genetically linked problem to its offspring. Therefore, the genetically linked<br />

problem should have no effect on the sale horse’s market value.<br />

No? See questions 1(a) and 1(b) above. Note that even if the prospective buyer has<br />

no plans to breed the sale horse, the seller still has an obligation to disclose the sale<br />

horse’s carrier status, because this could have a material impact on the horse’s market<br />

value at the time of sale<br />

3) The sale horse hasn’t been tested for any genetically linked conditions, but the<br />

sale horse has exhibited symptoms that might indicate the sale horse has a genetically<br />

linked condition, such as severe skin issues typical of HERDA.<br />

a. Does the seller know about the symptoms?<br />

Yes? The seller has a clear obligation to disclose the symptoms to the buyer. The<br />

burden then shifts to the buyer to determine whether the symptoms (and any genetic<br />

condition they might indicate) are important to the buyer’s purchase decision.<br />

No? Move on to question 3(b).<br />

b. Does the seller have any reason to know about the symptoms? Examples: The<br />

now-seller has copies of vet records describing the symptoms, or the seller’s current<br />

trainer knows about the symptoms.


Yes? The seller has a clear obligation to disclose the symptoms to the buyer, even<br />

if the seller has no actual knowledge of the symptoms.<br />

No. Only if the seller truly has no reason at all to know about the symptoms would the<br />

seller avoid liability for failing to disclose the symptoms. Example: The horse exhibited<br />

the symptoms prior to the now-seller’s purchase, the symptoms were never disclosed<br />

to the now-seller by the previous owner, and the horse has not exhibited any<br />

symptoms during the time the now-seller has owned the horse.<br />

4) The horse buyer is clearly under the impression that the sale horse carries a desirable<br />

genetic trait, such as being homozygous for a certain color gene, but the horse isn’t<br />

actually a carrier.<br />

a. Does the seller know the horse isn’t a carrier?<br />

Yes? The seller has a clear obligation to correct the buyer’s false impression.<br />

No? Move on to question 4(b).<br />

b. Does the seller have reason to know the horse isn’t a carrier?<br />

Yes? The seller has a clear obligation to correct the buyer’s impression if the seller<br />

knows it is probably (or certainly) false. Example: The buyer thinks the sale horse is<br />

homozygous for the black gene. However, the seller is aware that the sale horse has<br />

produced chestnut offspring.<br />

No? Only if the seller truly has no reason at all to know that the buyer’s impression is<br />

false would the seller avoid liability for failing to correct the buyer’s false impression.<br />

Advertising a Horse’s Genetic Status<br />

A horse seller must be truthful in advertising a sale horse, and must have a reasonable<br />

factual basis for making any claims about a horse’s attributes. These duties<br />

extend to advertising a horse’s genetic status. Here are common factual scenarios likely<br />

to lead to horse seller liability:<br />

<br />

Seller advertises sale horse as “homozygous” for a particular genetic trait. Horse<br />

turns out to be heterozygous for the trait (or not carry it at all).<br />

<br />

Equine Genetics and Potential Liability ( continued)<br />

Seller advertises sale horse as not carrying a particular gene. Horse does in fact<br />

carry the particular gene.<br />

<br />

Horse breeder advertises horse as being the product of Stallion A and Mare<br />

B. Buyer purchases horse and sends in registration application with DNA sample.<br />

Registry refuses to register horse because DNA tests show horse is the<br />

product of Mare B, but not Stallion A.<br />

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Farewell to Wap’s Pajamas<br />

Farewell to our lovely PJ<br />

Wap’s Pajamas<br />

When I first started<br />

breeding <strong>Appaloosa</strong>s in<br />

1974, I sent a letter to<br />

the American <strong>Appaloosa</strong><br />

<strong>News</strong> telling my story<br />

and I ended up pen<br />

friends with two girls. I<br />

have visited them three<br />

times since and Donna<br />

actually sent her daughter<br />

to make a video of the<br />

two horses I was interested<br />

in importing in 1999.<br />

Mid winter in a freezing<br />

Pennsylvania , it had<br />

been snowing outside so<br />

Wap's Pajamas and the<br />

filly Kaleidoquilt were<br />

chased up and down for<br />

me in the passage between the stables !<br />

It was love at first sight, and the two youngsters arrived mid summer in SA sporting<br />

their woolly winter coats. For the next 12 years, PJ was to give us the most amazing<br />

foals, gentle, big, perfect conformation and solid bone. Most had his lovely small head,<br />

a generous graceful neck and lots of colour.<br />

Alpha Wap’s Abilene<br />

Alpha Wap’s Alabama<br />

He fulfilled all our expectations of him and so much more.<br />

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Farewell to Wap’s Pajamas ( continued)<br />

In February I checked all the horses one<br />

Saturday morning and he was<br />

standing cheerfully munching his food. He<br />

looked a little tucked up but I put it down to<br />

some chasing up and down the fence I had<br />

seen.<br />

Some hours later as my groom was about to<br />

leave, he called me to look at PJ who he said<br />

was ' lame'. He was staggering and I called<br />

the vet at once. Palpating his colon on one<br />

side he plunged forward and never got up<br />

again !<br />

Alpha Wap’s Rollercoaster<br />

Alpha Wap’s Uptown Girl<br />

We treated him for impaction colic but nothing<br />

helped. He had no fever, continued to eat and<br />

drink well, but could not get up. He got weaker<br />

and weaker and we finally decided to put him<br />

down three days later. It broke my heart.<br />

He tested positive for West Nile Fever and I was<br />

very puzzled. He had shown non of the symptoms<br />

of trembling and fever described on the Internet.<br />

The only thing that was out of the ordinary, was<br />

that when we did the CEM tests in November he<br />

was very touchy. I thought he had just had an<br />

insect bite in that area.<br />

PJ won Supreme Champion Stallion<br />

at the Horse of the Year Show, an<br />

award won by his son Alpha Wap's<br />

Alabama a few years earlier. He was<br />

a super riding horse, very calm and<br />

gentle, a characteristic shared by<br />

many of his offspring. We are currently<br />

riding five of his youngsters in<br />

endurance as well as one of the<br />

daughters of his sister Kaleidoquilt.<br />

Luckily we have kept 20 of his lovely<br />

daughters, and four sons that will be<br />

able to continue his legacy.<br />

Alpha Wap’s Vibrant<br />

He will be sadly missed by us all at Alpha.<br />

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Regional Representatives<br />

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for the past efforts to several<br />

of the Regional Representatives who due to various work and other constraints, can no<br />

longer be involved. Hentie Prinsloo, Pieter Hamman, Cobus Smit, Damian Dreyer -<br />

your input and help has been greatly appreciated and we hope that you will keep in<br />

touch and be available to share some of your knowledge with the new Reg Reps..<br />

Welcome to the new AHBSSA Regional Representatives who have recently come on<br />

board in the various regions around South Africa and also Namibia.<br />

We are looking forward to lots of exciting news from them about local happenings/<br />

shows/new breeders/new owners/children’s achievements/new foals/etc. Please contact<br />

your Regional Representative if you have an event at your stud, local show, a<br />

lovely photograph of your new foal……… we hope to include some of this information<br />

in the <strong>News</strong> <strong>Spot</strong>.<br />

Your Regional Representative will also let you know if there are local shows in your<br />

region and also if these shows could have dedicated <strong>Appaloosa</strong> classes – not always<br />

possible as it depends on the number of horses entered for a class.<br />

Our Reg Reps are available to assist members (breeders and owners) in those areas<br />

with general queries, updated forms, links to AHBSSA and SA Stud Book, etc. and<br />

will be in touch with each member during the course of the next month or so to introduce<br />

themselves and find out what’s happening at your stud or with your horse, help to<br />

enlist new members if you have sold a horse to someone, etc.<br />

The table and Map below shows which Regional Representative is responsible for<br />

which area:<br />

Area / Region Representative Contact No Email Address<br />

Limpopo Gaylen Bettiol 076 566 6400 utagacreek@gmail.com<br />

North West Marco Smit 083 452 4053 marcosmit@ymail.com<br />

Gauteng Pretoria : Natalie Marler 082 340 1419 xxx0kaz0xxx@gmail.com<br />

North : To be confirmed<br />

Central : To be Confirmed<br />

East Rand : Belinda Du Plessis<br />

West Rand : To be Confirmed<br />

084 500 0472 fabel@absamail.co.za<br />

Mpumalanga Gaylen Bettiol 076 566 6400 utagacreek@gmail.com<br />

+264<br />

Namibia Gielie Vermeulen<br />

081 128 3171 ceb6@mweb.com.na<br />

KwaZulu Natal Sally Miller 084 657 4093 brettmiller@vodamail.co.za<br />

Free State Gert Oosthuizen 082 510 2810 gertmoosthuizen@afgri.co.za


Regional Representatives ( continued)<br />

Area / Region Representative Contact No Email Address<br />

Northern Cape(1)<br />

Northern Cape (2) Marco Smit<br />

Eastern Cape (1)<br />

Eastern Cape (2) Nadine Flanegan<br />

Western Cape (1) Marna Smith-Stofberg<br />

Western Cape (2) Mandy Serdyn<br />

083 452 4053 marcosmit@ymail.com<br />

083 651 4070 metalm@mweb.co.za<br />

083 232 7637 marna@<strong>Appaloosa</strong>stud.co.za<br />

082 398 5400 mandy@clubelani.co.za<br />

In the case of Reps not being in your exact area (ie Gauteng), please contact your<br />

nearest Rep – they will be happy to help or direct you to the correct contact person.<br />

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Regional Representatives ( continued)<br />

Gert Oosthuizen Free State<br />

Gert Oosthuizen was born in Bloemfontein in 1985. Gert<br />

started riding and working with the <strong>Appaloosa</strong> from childhood<br />

and developed a great love for these animals and realised<br />

through time the huge ability they have to perform in different<br />

disciplines.<br />

As regional representative, he is looking forward to contribute<br />

to the progress of the breed<br />

Gaylen Bettiol Mpumalanga/Limpopo<br />

I have been involved with horses since I<br />

was 14. We moved to Wakkerstroom ten<br />

years ago, where we began breeding <strong>Appaloosa</strong>s<br />

and are passionate about breed<br />

preservation.<br />

Those in Limpopo and Mpumalanga must<br />

feel free to contact me at any time on<br />

0765666400 or utagacreek@gmail.com. I<br />

will do my utmost to help<br />

Belinda du Plessis East Gauteng<br />

Belinda du Plessis het vanaf n jong ouderdom belang<br />

stelling getoon in perde. Vir Belinda is die fokus die<br />

oorspronklike <strong>Appaloosa</strong> met die lang soepel spiere,<br />

korrekte bene en perd wat gemaklik oor lang afstande<br />

kan beweeg.<br />

Die temperament van die <strong>Appaloosa</strong> maak die ras ook<br />

ideaal vir n gesins lewe, en n perd waarmee jy maklik<br />

kan werk al het jy nie werkers nie of al is jy ouer.<br />

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Regional Representatives ( continued)<br />

Natalie Marler Pretoria<br />

Natalie has been riding since the age of 8<br />

and started competing in jumping early in<br />

her riding career. She also part took in<br />

schools league during high school years,<br />

competing in all disciplines.<br />

Introduced to the <strong>Appaloosa</strong> breed a number<br />

of years ago, she was impressed with<br />

their lovely natures and is committed to a<br />

good breed and preservation of the breed<br />

Marco Smit North West and Northern Cape<br />

Ek is ‘n 20 jarige <strong>Appaloosa</strong> liefhebbende vanaf<br />

Schweizer-Reneke wat jare terug verlief geraak<br />

het op hierdie ras.<br />

In 2009 het ek die voorreg gehad om aan die<br />

<strong>Appaloosa</strong> JeugWereld-Kampioenskappe te<br />

Jackson, Mississipi deel te neem. In 2010 het<br />

ons weer die skou in Jackson besoek en as<br />

toekouer baie geleer van die <strong>Appaloosa</strong> ras in<br />

die VSA. Ek het vir ‘n jaar aan “Plettenberg<br />

Equestrian Academy” studeer waar ek my<br />

SANEF module 1-4 en my “Horsemastership en<br />

Stud Management” kursus voltooi het.. Ek<br />

droom om eendag met ‘n <strong>Appaloosa</strong> op die<br />

hoogstevlak in dresseer en spring te kompeteer.<br />

Perde is my passie en ek hoop om ‘n aanwins vir die genootskap te wees. Soos hulle<br />

se :” It’s not a hobby, it’s a lifestyle”<br />

Marna Smith-Stofberg Western Cape (1)<br />

I have been involved with horses since the age of<br />

5 years old. I then became the proud owner of an<br />

<strong>Appaloosa</strong> colt in 1999. We are based in the<br />

Van der Stell pass valley near Botriver in the<br />

Western Cape. I pursued studies in the animal<br />

breeding direction with the main focus on Quantitative<br />

genetics and have a Masters degree -<br />

University of Stellenbosch and am currently<br />

busy completing a PhD in animal breeding with<br />

a combination of quantitative genetics and reproductive<br />

physiology lecturing part time at the<br />

University of Stellenbosch. I like to be personally involved with my horses and not to<br />

only breed, but to ride as well with personal preference to dressage


Regional Representatives ( continued)<br />

Mandy Serdyn Western Cape (2 )<br />

I started riding from 7 years old and my father<br />

was a farrier in the horse racing industry as<br />

well as amateur jockey at the Club Hunt &<br />

Polo Club.<br />

I competed successfully in show-jumping and<br />

3 phase eventing and worked with race horse<br />

trainers in South Africa such as Geoff Woodruff,<br />

(son in law of Champion Trainer, Mr.<br />

Terrance Milliard), and also for Eric Sands.<br />

I bought several <strong>Appaloosa</strong>s a few years ago<br />

and haven’t looked back since then. They say,<br />

once that spotted bug bites, there is simply no way of stopping it.<br />

Nadine Flanegan Eastern Cape (1) & (2)<br />

I am really pleased to be regional rep for the<br />

Eastern Cape.<br />

I have lived in East London my whole life and<br />

grew up and still live on a farm, I would really<br />

love to promote the <strong>Appaloosa</strong> as a breed, and<br />

see more children and adults riding/showing <strong>Appaloosa</strong>s<br />

in the Eastern Cape.<br />

I fell in love with the <strong>Appaloosa</strong> breed when I<br />

bought 3 <strong>Appaloosa</strong>s a few years back. Their<br />

gentle nature, hardiness, versatility in all equestrian<br />

sports and absolute uniqueness stole my<br />

Giele Vermeulen Namibia<br />

I only started breeding <strong>Appaloosa</strong> horses in<br />

2009. I am a part time farmer between Kalkrand<br />

and Maltahohe in Namibia. It is quite rocky in<br />

that part of Namibia and I was looking for a<br />

breed that is versatile and tough to cope with<br />

our circumstances.<br />

I did some research on various breeds and<br />

decided on the <strong>Appaloosa</strong> and never looked<br />

back. I have a Brangus stud, farming with exotic<br />

game and started with Die Rante <strong>Appaloosa</strong><br />

Stud in 2010.<br />

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Regional Representatives ( continued)<br />

Sally Miller KwaZulu Natal<br />

I have been involved in riding and competing<br />

horses since the age of 5, primarily showing,<br />

eventing and show-jumping. A few years<br />

ago, I swopped a thoroughbred for a "pony"<br />

which turned out to be an <strong>Appaloosa</strong> mare,<br />

and the bug bit. We are fairly new to the<br />

<strong>Appaloosa</strong> breeding scene, importing our<br />

first horse in 2010, another two in 2011 and<br />

"the absolute last", in foal, at the end of last<br />

year. In April last year, we hosted the first<br />

KZN <strong>Appaloosa</strong> Regional Championships at<br />

the Karkloof Club and had an excellent turnout,<br />

meeting a lot of KZN <strong>Appaloosa</strong> breeders<br />

and their gorgeous horses, as well as being<br />

fortunate to have up-country entrants<br />

make the trip to join us. We will be hosting the show again this year, and hope the entries<br />

increase as we all had a lot of fun at the last show. We are based in Howick, KZN.<br />

Warm regards<br />

Ros<br />

AHBSSA Council<br />

Regional Representative Portfolio<br />

Our sincere apologies to Brightwater Locksmiths — a valued sponsor who was<br />

omitted in our acknowledgements in the previous <strong>News</strong> <strong>Spot</strong><br />

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MEADOWLARK APPALOOSA STUD<br />

HORSES FOR SALE<br />

Val Cropper 082 742 6420 / meadowlark@vodamail.co.za<br />

Alpha Toby’s Ultra Violet 16hh few<br />

spot mare by Alpha Toby's Oklahoma<br />

(National Champion 2001) and Alpha<br />

Toby's Frontierland. Full sister to Alpha<br />

Toby's Vertigo (National Champion<br />

2000/2002 .Well schooled and jumping<br />

80cm. Dam to Sport Horse Champion<br />

Meadowlark Figaro<br />

Alpha Toby’s Ocilla , marble<br />

roan,14,3-15hh well schooled<br />

suitable for experienced rider<br />

Meadowlark Moonraker-6<br />

year old gelding<br />

Meadowlark Apollo 15mth old near<br />

leopard colt by Meadowlark Mooonraker<br />

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A special THANK YOU to all<br />

the helpers at the shows:<br />

Organisers, gate stewards, secretary,<br />

announcers, others, etc.<br />

Your help is invaluable and appreciated.<br />

Anyone else who would like to offer to<br />

help at the shows, please contact any of the<br />

showing committee members.<br />

UPCOMING SHOW DATES<br />

Spring Festival Pretoria<br />

Western 31Aug, English disc 1Sept 2013<br />

Championships Parys 25-27 Oct 2013<br />

SHOWS<br />

We would like to run our shows at the<br />

best level - please let us have feedback<br />

or suggestions if you feel we could make<br />

show time easier for you and your horses.<br />

We will try to accommodate all suggestions,<br />

and will address any issues at our<br />

following showing committee meeting<br />

Our committee members are as follows:<br />

Don 082 464 3508 (Chairman)<br />

Val 082 742 6420 (Convenor)<br />

Ros 082 598 8377 (Secretary<br />

Mercia 074 429 8461<br />

Pauline 082 670 1121<br />

Horse of the Year 2013<br />

Class Description Owner Rider/Handler<br />

WESTERN HALTER CLASSES<br />

Potential Western Breeding Stock—Colt/ Stallions over 2 years<br />

AUTOMATIC CHAMPION<br />

1&Champ Hesa Cool Star (USA) J Smit Marco Smit<br />

Potential Western Riding Horse In-Hand – stallions over 2 years<br />

1 Hesa Cool Star (USA) J Smit Marco Smit<br />

Tack & Turnout<br />

2 Teachers Command (USA) J Smit A vd Merwe<br />

Western Pleasure Horse Open<br />

1 Teachers Command (USA) J Smit A vd Merwe<br />

Western Show Riding Horse Open<br />

1 Teachers Command (USA) J Smit A vd Merwe<br />

CHAMPION WESTERN SHOW RIDING HORSE<br />

Champion Teachers Command (USA) J Smit A vd Merwe<br />

Trail Horse – Open<br />

1&Champ Teachers Command (USA) J Smit A vd Merwe<br />

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Horse of The Year 2013 (continued)<br />

Arrayed in Silver ( USA)<br />

Hesa Cool Star (USA)<br />

Teacher’s Command (USA)<br />

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Class Description Owner Rider/Handler<br />

ENGLISH DISCIPLINE<br />

<strong>Appaloosa</strong> Pony Filly/ Mares and Stallions<br />

1&Champ Kondos Andraki Rika Van Vuuren Owner<br />

2 Les Chevaux Lady Godiva Lucia Retief Owner<br />

3 Les Chevaux Dawn Isabella Venter Owner<br />

<strong>Appaloosa</strong> Sport horse Colt/Stallions<br />

1&Champ Meadowlark Figaro M Rika Van Vuuren Owner<br />

2 Africa's Wap Rika Van Vuuren Jaqui VD Schyff<br />

3 Kondos Ayamemnon Rika Van Vuuren Anneri Henning<br />

<strong>Appaloosa</strong> Sport horse Mares<br />

1&Champ Top <strong>Spot</strong> Cinderella Andries Fourie A Fourie<br />

SUPREME CHAMPION APPALOOSA SPORT HORSE<br />

Champion Top <strong>Spot</strong> Cinderella Andries Fourie A Fourie<br />

Reserve Meadowlark Figaro M Rika Van Vuuren Owner


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Horse of The Year 2013 (continued)<br />

Class Description Owner Rider/Handler<br />

Combined <strong>Appaloosa</strong> Foal at foot – up to 6mths accompanied by own Dam<br />

(ONLY foal to be judged)<br />

AUTOMATIC CHAMPION<br />

Champion Two Moons Luking Quality Jacobus Smit Johannes<br />

2 Kondos Haroula George Contos Philamon<br />

3 Kondos Georgie Girl George Contos John<br />

<strong>Appaloosa</strong> Colt 6mths – 2 Years<br />

1 Kondos Give Me A Break George Contos John<br />

2 Two Moons Real Freedom Jacobus Smit Johannes<br />

3 Kondos Navarhos Jaqui VD Schyf Owner<br />

<strong>Appaloosa</strong> Colt 2 Years under 4 Years<br />

1 Kondos Foveros Corlia Boshoff Corlia Boshoff<br />

2 Two Moons Josh Freedom Jacobus Smit Johannes<br />

3 Kondos Tumelo Jennifer Sinclair Jennifer Sinclair<br />

JUNIOR CHAMPION COLT<br />

Champion Kondos Foveros Corlia Boshoff Corlia Boshoff<br />

Reserve Kondos Give Me A Break George Contos John<br />

<strong>Appaloosa</strong> Stallion over 4 years and under 12 years<br />

AUTOMATIC CHAMPION<br />

Champion Belloosa Gunshot Pauline Huff Michael<br />

Reserve Storm Runner (USA) Jacobus Smit Johannes<br />

3 Financial Freedom (USA) Jacobus Smit Jaco Theron<br />

SUPREME CHAMPION MALE<br />

Champion Kondos Foveros Corlia Boshoff Corlia Boshoff<br />

Reserve Belloosa Gunshot Pauline Huff Michael<br />

<strong>Appaloosa</strong> Filly 1-4 years<br />

AUTOMATIC CHAMPION<br />

Champion Belloosa Talulah Pauline Huff Michael<br />

Reserve Two Moons Silver Lace Jacobus Smit Elizabeth Kuhn<br />

3 Two Moons Dandy’s Quality Jacobus Smit Johannes<br />

4 Painted Rock Affair Hayley A Smith Hayley A Smith<br />

Champion Kiowa Sahara<br />

<strong>Appaloosa</strong> Mare 4 years under 12 years<br />

AUTOMATIC CHAMPION<br />

Candice Nightingale Owner<br />

Reserve Belloosa Astral Pauline Huff Michael<br />

Alpha Toby's Ultra Violet Val Cropper Paige Godwin<br />

Jaydee African Dream Christy Duvenage Owner<br />

Champion Kiowa Sahara<br />

Reserve<br />

Belloosa Astral<br />

SUPREME CHAMPION FEMALE<br />

Candice Nightingale Owner<br />

Pauline Huff<br />

Michael


Horse of The Year 2013 (continued)<br />

Class Description Owner Rider/Handler<br />

Junior Gelding under 4 years<br />

1 Nightingales Okavango Natalie Marler Natalie Marler<br />

2 Moonwalker Lee Hawkins Owner<br />

3 Two Moons Dirty Harry Jacobus Smit Johannes<br />

Senior Gelding 4 years and over<br />

1 Kondos Hellenic Pride Tiffany Preston Owner<br />

2 Kondos Molleloa R Van Vuuren Owner<br />

3 Les Chevaux Chevalier Lee Hawkins Owner<br />

4 Les Chevaux Rappongi Lyn King T Varrell<br />

Dasan Kiowa Cindy Keys D Bedeaux<br />

Kondos Braveheart Lucia Burger L Retief<br />

Sharad Perfect Storm S Van Onselen Owner<br />

SUPREME CHAMPION GELDING<br />

Champion Nightingale’s Okavango Natalie Marler Natalie Marler<br />

Reserve Kondos Hellenic Pride Tiffany Preston Owner<br />

NOVELTY CLASSES<br />

Development Class In hand<br />

1 Meadowlark Toby's Double O Seven Val Cropper Charles<br />

2 Kondos Tumelo Jennifer Sinclair Highton<br />

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Most Colourful <strong>Appaloosa</strong><br />

1 Kondos Molleloa Rika Van Vuuren Owner<br />

2 Nightingales Okavango Natalie Marler Natalie Marler<br />

3 Kondos Navarhos Jaqui VD Schyf Owner<br />

4 Two Moons Storms Silver Lace Jacobus Smit Elizabeth Kuhn<br />

Kondos Ayamemnon Rika Van Vuuren Owner<br />

Africa's Wap Rika Van Vuuren Owner<br />

Meadowlark Figaro M Rika Van Vuuren Owner<br />

Best Child Handler under 14 years (assistance may be provided)<br />

1 Les Chevaux Chevalier Lee Hawkins Owner<br />

2 Les Chevaux Rappongi Lyn King Trentin Varrall<br />

3 Les Chevaux Dawn Isabella Venter Owner<br />

4 Les Chevaux Lady Godiva Lucia Retief Owner<br />

5 Jaydee African Dream Christy Duvenage Owner<br />

6 Meadowlark Toby's Double O Seven Val Cropper Abbygail Gaunt<br />

RIDDEN CLASSES<br />

Show Riding Pony—Lead rein under 8 years<br />

1 Kondos Mathata Danielle V Vuuren Danielle V Vuuren<br />

Utility Pony Lead rein under 8 years<br />

AUTOMATIC CHAMPION<br />

1 Kondos Mathata Danielle V Vuuren Danielle V Vuuren


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Horse of The Year 2013 (continued)<br />

Class Description Owner Rider/Handler<br />

Show Riding Pony First Pony—under 8 years<br />

1 Les Chevaux Dawn Isabella Venter Owner<br />

2 Kondos Elinias Kyla Van Vuuren Kyla Van Vuuren<br />

Utility Pony rider under 8 years<br />

AUTOMATIC CHAMPION<br />

1 Les Chevaux Dawn Isabella Venter Owner<br />

2 Kondos Elinias Kyla Van Vuuren Kyla Van Vuuren<br />

Best Turned out Pony and Rider combined with lead rein and first pony<br />

1 Kondos Mathata George Contos Danielle V Vuuren<br />

2 Kondos Elinias George Contos Kyla Van Vuuren<br />

3 Les Chevaux Rappongi Lyn King Trenton Varrell<br />

4 Les Chevaux Lady Godiva Lucia Retief Owner<br />

Show Riding Pony Children—under 14 years<br />

1 Les Chevaux Lady Godiva Lucia Retief Owner<br />

2 Les Chevaux Chevalier Lee Hawkins Owner<br />

3 Les Chevaux Rappongi Lyn King Trenton Varrell<br />

4 Meadowlark Toby's Double O Seven Val Cropper Abbygail Gaunt<br />

Show Hunter Pony Children - under 14 years<br />

1 Les Chevaux Chevalier Lee Hawkins Owner<br />

2 Les Chevaux Lady Godiva Lucia Retief Owner<br />

Utility Pony Children under 14 years<br />

AUTOMATIC CHAMPION<br />

1 Les Chevaux Chevalier Lee Hawkins Owner<br />

2 Meadowlark Toby's Double O Seven Val Cropper Abbygail Gaunt<br />

3 Les Chevaux Lady Godiva Lucia Retief Owner<br />

4 Meadowlark Toby’s Double O Seven Abbygail Gaunt Val Cropper<br />

Child Working Hunter – jumps not to exceed 35cm<br />

AUTOMATIC CHAMPION<br />

1 Les Chevaux Lady Godiva Lucia Retief Owner<br />

2 Les Chevaux Chevalier Lee Hawkins Owner<br />

CHAMPION CHILD SHOW PONY<br />

Champion Les Chevaux Lady Godiva Lucia Retief Owner<br />

Reserve Les Chevaux Chevalier Lee Hawkins Owner<br />

Best Turned out Horse and Rider - Juniors 14-18 years<br />

1 Jaydee African Dream Christy Duvenage Owner<br />

2 Kondos Braveheart Lucia Burger Lucia Retief


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Horse of The Year 2013 (continued)<br />

Class Description Owner Rider/Handler<br />

Junior Show Riding Horse<br />

1 Big Sky Utah Nina Da Silva Nina Da Silva<br />

2 Dasan Kiowa Cindy Keys Daniella Bedeaux<br />

3 Kondos Hellenic Pride Tiffany Preston Tiffany Preston<br />

4 Jaydee African Dream Christy Duvenage Owner<br />

5 Kondos Braveheart Lucia Burger Lucia Retief<br />

Junior Show Hunter<br />

1 Dasan Kiowa Cindy Keys Daniella Bedeaux<br />

2 Big Sky Utah Nina Da Silva Nina Da Silva<br />

3 Kondos Hellenic Pride Tiffany Preston Tiffany Preston<br />

Junior Working Hunter—jumps not to exceed 45cm<br />

AUTOMATIC CHAMPION<br />

1 Dasan Kiowa Cindy Keys Danielle Bedeaux<br />

Elim Kondos Hellenic Pride Tiffany Preston Owner<br />

CHAMPION JUNIOR SHOW HORSE<br />

Champion Big Sky Utah Nina Da Silva Nina Da Silva<br />

Reserve Dasan Kiowa Cindy Keys Danielle Bedeaux<br />

Best Turned out Horse and Rider Adults<br />

1 Les Chevaux Rappongi Lyn King Zoe Crossman<br />

2 Storm Runner (USA) Jacobus Smit Marco Smit<br />

3 Kondos Andraki Rika Van Vuuren Jaqui VDer Schyf<br />

4 Kondos Molleloa Rika Van Vuuren Owner<br />

5 Financial Freedom (USA) Jacobus Smit Jaco Theron<br />

Adult Show Riding Horse Novice<br />

1 Kondos My Boy Gavin Heale Ryno Van Reenen<br />

2 Africa's Miss Galaxy Kerryn Maher Kerryn Maher<br />

3 Sharad Perfect Storm Shannon V Onselen Owner<br />

4 Africas Wap Rika Van Vuuren Owner<br />

5 Kondos Andraki Rika Van Vuuren Jaqui V Der Schyf<br />

Les Chevaux Rappongi Lyn King Zoe Crossman<br />

Adult Show Riding Horse Open<br />

1 Storm Runner (USA) Jacobus Smit Jean Van Deventer<br />

2 Financial Freedom (USA) Jacobus Smit Jaco Theron<br />

3 Meadowlark Toby's Callahan Kaleigh Rabie Owner<br />

4 Perdeberg Eagles Warlord Carin Gouws L Kotze<br />

Adult Show Hack Novice/Open<br />

1 Kondos My Boy Gavin Heale Ryno Van Reenen<br />

2 Africa's Miss Galaxy Kerryn Maher Kerryn Maher<br />

3 Sharad Perfect Storm Shannon V Onselen Owner<br />

4 Africa's Wap Rika Van Vuuren Owner


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Horse of The Year 2013 (continued)<br />

Class Description Rider/Handler Owner<br />

Adult Show Hunter Novice<br />

1 Africa's Miss Galaxy Kerryn Maher Kerryn Maher<br />

2 Africa's Wap Rika Van Vuuren Owner<br />

3 Kondos Andraki Rika Van Vuuren Jaqui Van Der Schyf<br />

4 Alpha Toby's Ultra Violet Val Cropper Paige Godwin<br />

Adult Show Hunter Open<br />

1 Kondos Molleloa Rika Van Vuuren Owner<br />

2 Meadowlark Toby's Callahan Kaleigh Rabie Owner<br />

3 Perdeberg Eagles Warlord Carin Gouws L Kotze<br />

Junior/Adult Utility Horse Novice/Open<br />

AUTOMATIC CHAMPION<br />

1 Storm Runner (USA) Jacobus Smit Marco Smit<br />

2 Africa's Miss Galaxy Kerryn Maher Kerryn Maher<br />

3JR Dasan Kiowa Cindy Keys Danielle Bedeaux<br />

Adult Working Hunter—jumps not to exceed 55cm<br />

1 Perdeberg Eagles Warlord Carin Gouws L Kotze<br />

2 Alpha Toby's Ultra Violet Val Cropper Paige Godwin<br />

3 Meadowlark Toby's Double O<br />

Seven Val Cropper Paige Godwin<br />

Adult Working Hunter—jumps not to exceed 60cm<br />

1 Kondos Molleloa Rika Van Vuuren Owner<br />

2 Africa's Wap Rika Van Vuuren Owner<br />

CHAMPION Adult Working Hunter<br />

Champion Kondos Molleloa Rika Van Vuuren Owner<br />

Reserve Perdeberg Eagle’s Warlord Carin Gouws L Kotze<br />

CHAMPION Adult Show Horse<br />

Champion Storm Runner (USA) Jacobus Smit Marco Smit<br />

Reserve Kondos My Boy Gavin Heale Ryno Van Reenen<br />

SUPREME CHAMPION<br />

APPALOOSA ENGLISH DISCIPLINE SHOW HORSE UNDER SADDLE<br />

Champion Storm Runner (USA) Jacobus Smit Marco Smit<br />

Reserve Kondos My Boy Gavin Heale Ryno Van Reenen<br />

SUPREME CHAMPION<br />

APPALOOSA UTILITY HORSE / PONY<br />

Champion Storm Runner (USA) Jacobus Smit Marco Smit<br />

Reserve Les Chevaux Chevalier Lee Hawkins Owner<br />

SUPREME CHAMPION<br />

APPALOOSA WORKING HUNTER HORSE / PONY<br />

Champion Kondos Molleloa Rika Van Vuuren Owner<br />

Reserve Dasan Kiowa Cindy Keys Danielle Bedeaux


Horse of The Year 2013 (continued)<br />

Africa’s Miss Galaxy<br />

Africa's Wap<br />

Alpha Toby’s Ultra Violet<br />

Belloosa Astral<br />

Belloosa Gunshot<br />

Belloosa Talulah<br />

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Big Sky Utah<br />

Dasan Kiowa


Horse of The Year 2013 (continued)<br />

Financial Freedom (USA)<br />

Jaydee Africa Dream<br />

Kiowa Sahara<br />

Kondos Andraki<br />

Kondos Ayamemnon<br />

Kondos Braveheart<br />

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Kondos Elinias<br />

Kondos Foveros


Horse of The Year 2013 (continued)<br />

Kondos Georgie's Girl<br />

Kondos Gimme A Break<br />

Kondos Haroula<br />

Kondos Hellenic Pride<br />

Kondos Mathata<br />

Kondos Molleloa<br />

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Kondos My Boy<br />

Kondos Navarhos


Horse of The Year 2013 (continued)<br />

Kondos Tumelo<br />

Les Chevaux Chevalier<br />

Les Chevaux Dawn<br />

Les Chevaux Lady Godiva<br />

Les Chevaux Rappongi<br />

Meadowlark Figaro M<br />

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Meadowlark Toby's Callahan<br />

Meadowlark Toby's Double 0 Seven


Horse of The Year 2013 (continued)<br />

Moonraker<br />

Moonraker<br />

Nightingale's Okavango<br />

Painted Rock Affair<br />

Perdeberg Eagle’sWarlord<br />

Sharad Perfect Storm<br />

Storm Runner (USA)<br />

Top <strong>Spot</strong> Cinderella<br />

Two Moons Dandy’s Quality<br />

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Horse of The Year 2013 (continued)<br />

Two Moons Josh Freedom<br />

Two Moons Luke's Quality<br />

Two Moons Real Freedom<br />

Two Moons Silver Lace<br />

Well done to Kondos Molleloa Owned and ridden by Rika Van<br />

Vuuren was placed 5th in the Supreme Championships<br />

Well done to Storm Runner (USA) ridden and owned by Marco<br />

Smit placed 5th in the Supreme Working Riding.<br />

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We apologise for any incorrect pictures/names. Please let us know and we will<br />

gladly correct in the following edition - mercia@xubeshonge.co.za<br />

Thank you to our judges and photographer on the day<br />

Judges—Western Discipline Philip Matthee<br />

English Discipline - Heleen Botha<br />

Photography by H2 Photography


Jeug / Youth<br />

This section is dedicated to our young people and we would appreciate contributions<br />

from all our young <strong>Appaloosa</strong> lovers / riders from all over the country.<br />

Please share your interest , achievements and daily interaction with your horses with<br />

Horse of the Year 2013<br />

Danielle van Vuuren won the lead rein<br />

classes Show riding and Utility<br />

Isabella Venter and Les Chevaux Dawn<br />

won First Pony Show Riding<br />

Kyla v Vuuren and Kondos Elinias<br />

won First Pony Utility<br />

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Jeug / Youth (continued)<br />

We need every young <strong>Appaloosa</strong> rider to participate in our shows.<br />

Please feel free to contact me if you need assistance<br />

Lee Hawkins best child handler with Les<br />

Chevaux Chevalier. They also won show<br />

hunter and Utility pony for children as<br />

well as Reserve Champion Show pony<br />

Lucia Retief and Les Chevaux Lady<br />

Godiva won Champion Show Pony<br />

and Working hunter Pony for Children<br />

Danielle Bedeaux and Dasan<br />

Kiowa won Reserve Champion<br />

Show Horse<br />

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Nina Da Silva and Big Skye Utah<br />

won Champion Junior Show


Jeug / Youth (continued)<br />

My visit to Utaga Creek to meet<br />

Sparky:<br />

By Calista Schutte.<br />

"Whilst some might think travelling<br />

from Johannesburg to Volksrust<br />

is quick and easy, for me the<br />

trip seemed to last a life time.<br />

Why, you might ask. °? was visiting<br />

an <strong>Appaloosa</strong> stud for the<br />

first time, and from a kids perspective,<br />

the trip was long and<br />

tiring. However, soon enough we<br />

were there, greeted at the gate by<br />

Gabi and Dom. We were finally at Utaga Creek <strong>Appaloosa</strong> Stud!<br />

What an awesome opportunity for a city girl like me, I got to see super <strong>Appaloosa</strong>'s,<br />

fed them all, including the hundreds of varieties of chickens. Wow, what a menagerie!<br />

Was put in charge of doing water for the day. Don't think everyone appreciates<br />

the responsibility, and I certainly took it seriously! If a chicken so much as glanced at<br />

their water, I filled it.<br />

But the horses were what intrigued me the most being pony mad, with their unbelievable<br />

patterns and colors! I got to enjoy the foals at Utaga, and they certainly are very<br />

very friendly and inquisitive, tugging on my hair and following me around when we<br />

hiked out up the berg! What a dream come true to be surrounded by horses and ponies!<br />

I got to meet a super <strong>Appaloosa</strong> called Utaga Creek Electric Avenue, and the most<br />

exciting part was when I was told he would be mine! All mine! Wow, this could surely<br />

be a fairy tale. My Sparky! And he has the most amazing 'paw-print' on his hindquarters!<br />

I can see hours of fun ahead!<br />

The cottage we stayed in at the stud was amazing, and the view was fantastic! Waking<br />

up every morning to misted mountains and lazy <strong>Appaloosa</strong>'s! And host, Gaylen<br />

was awesome. I listened intently to the<br />

story on the chicken incubator, and the<br />

highlight of our stay at the Stud was the<br />

chickens hatching before we left! I have<br />

never seen anything like it before! A number<br />

of chick's had hatched successfully by<br />

the time we had to leave. The trip back<br />

was filled with starry-eyed thoughts on<br />

Utaga Creek Stud, and the fabulous stay<br />

we had. Thank you Gaylen!"<br />

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New Arrivals<br />

Xube Halona<br />

Eagle’s Destiny<br />

Hi Velocity<br />

Hi Steroids<br />

Xube Cheveyo<br />

Youngstock<br />

Desert Star<br />

Bonfire<br />

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Craig Vacy-Lyle President / HOY / General Treasurer 083 6252993<br />

Don Cropper<br />

Youngstock<br />

Vice-President 082 4643508<br />

Danie Louw Website 082 8534664<br />

Maggie Riley Secretary 072 1771087<br />

Claire Amm <strong>News</strong> <strong>Spot</strong> Editor 083 2280223<br />

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More Champions Horse of the Year 2013<br />

Supreme Ridden Champion<br />

Stormrunner (USA)<br />

Owned by J Smit<br />

Supreme Champion Sport Horse<br />

Top <strong>Spot</strong> Cinderella<br />

owned and shown by A. Fourie<br />

Supreme Champion Pony<br />

Kondos Andraki<br />

Owned by Rika v Vuuren<br />

Supreme Champion Gelding<br />

Nightingales Okavango<br />

owned by Natalie Marler<br />

Supreme Champion Western<br />

Horse under Saddle<br />

owned by J Smit<br />

Ridden by Armand vd Merwe<br />

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