Appaloosa Association, Inc
REMINDER: Starting January 1st, ALL incoming horses from other registries will be required to have 5-Panel N/N test results AND have DNA Typing on file with AGI! If a horse has already been DNA Typed with the ApHC, those results MUST be on file with AGI, or the horse must be typed again through AGI. There is a discount for current ICAA Members to do DNA Typing ($35) through AGI and may be easier to do it again than trying to get the results from the ApHC ($10) and sent to AGI for them to enter in their database ($10). There are also discounted packages with AGI for current ICAA Members for 5-Panel with DNA Typing included, 5-Panel with DNA Typing and SCID included, and Color and Pattern Packages. Use the form available on the ICAA website Forms Page for these discounts. You do not need your membership number to send in the test samples so proceed to submitting these to AGI (instructions are on the form). You will need to be a current member to receive the results but do not need for your membership to be completed prior to sending samples to AGI. At ICAA we believe that when you pay for testing, these are YOUR tests and if you are a current member we send you the results as soon as we receive them from AGI. You pay AGI directly with the form and sample.
ICAA makes zero dollars off of these tests.
Our partnership and discounted packages with AGI are 100% a member benefit.
Stars Wildfire SL
submitted by Linda Hokanson
I purchased Pratt Double Secret in the spring of 2010. She traveled all the way from Red Hills Ranch in southern Oregon to west central Alberta, a very long journey! I had been forewarned by her previous owner that she was very difficult to catch, so it came as no surprise when this proved to be true. I felt so bad for her when she finally got here. When I opened the trailer door to bring her out to her new home, she was huddled as far to the front of the trailer as possible looking so lost and terrified. I had decided to keep her in the round pen for the first while which would allow me to work with her a bit. She made it very clear that people were NOT her favorite and would run to the opposite side of the pen when anyone approached. So, my first objective was to get her to trust us and be caught. We soon found that she was unfamiliar with grain, no clue about those yummy horse cookies and really did not like to be touched. There has to be some incentive to want to associate with humans, so we went to work getting her to like the goodies. It took some time but soon she had the taste for the cookies well established. Step by step we finally got her to take them from our hands. We still did not try to touch her yet. I then began to work with her in the round pen,
Josh Nichol & Wildfire July 2016
Wildfire with Greg Czech
One of the many, many bronze statues at the Kentucky Horse Park.
As a thank you to every ICAA member who attends the 2017 Annual Membership Meeting, ICAA is giving each person a raffle ticket toward one of the exclusive, Peter Stone, ICAA standard horse models. The sculpture is signed and numbered by Julie Keim, who painted the ICAA horse named ICAA Phoenix Rising, and Peter Stone. There was a very limited number of these made in 2015. This unique symbol of our Appaloosa breed is valued at over $100.00 and will make a wonderful keepsake of both the visit to the Kentucky Horse Park and reminder of the ICAA goal of producing a purebred Appaloosa.
The horse will be available to take home with you the day of the meeting. Stone model is being donated by Deborah Ann New. Thank you Deborah!
2017 ICAA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SCHEDULED
The 2017 ICAA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING is scheduled for September 23rd at 10:00 am EST at the KENTUCKY HORSE PARK IN LEXINGTON, KY. The actual meeting location will be at Site 108B in the KHP Campgrounds. There will be a large ICAA banner displayed there. There are some nice shade trees for a relaxing, casual meeting. For those wishing to get a site at the campgrounds, too, it's only $35 a night! Reserve now and try to get as close to Site 108 as possible!
Come join us at the world’s only park dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse. This year the park celebrates the 100th anniversary of history's most famous racehorse, Man O' War. There are too many things to do and see to name them all, so go to their website at https://kyhorsepark.com/. One of the attractions is the Parade of Breeds, not to be missed, where you can see many breeds exhibited, including one of ICAA's own, VKS Thunder Moon F4-2626 owned by Nell Weber. Thunder Moon is the Appaloosa breed representative at the KHP.
If you are a hunter/jumper person, the Kentucky National Hunter Jumper show will be going on from the 20th to the 24th.
Plan to stay a few days before and/or after the meeting as there is more to do and see than you can do in one day. The KHP is less than 15 miles from the airport and there are hotels within 4+ miles, as well as the aforementioned campground if you would prefer to camp for only $35 a night.
Address to the park is 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511. You must pay admission to the park.
Stars Fim Koppur for a four generation foundation bred foal.
On May 11, 2011 she delivered a gorgeous black leopard colt in the middle of a huge windstorm that had sparked a mega wildfire that destroyed half of a community (Slave Lake) north of us hence his name, Stars Wildfire SL. I was worried that Oreo would be aggressive and uncomfortable foaling in our facility since she was used to foaling out in a large pasture. Worry was needless, she was more than happy to have me “assist” which involved standing and watching LOL. She delivered close to midnight, healthy foal and all normal. He was a beauty and I felt a special attachment, felt he was very special. I loved his look and his personality. Really wanted to keep him. But, as a yearling he was sold as a prospective herd sire and I swallowed my feelings. His new owner nicely kept me posted on his development and he did sire some very nice foals for her. But, in 2015 she decided that the breeding game was not for her and sold all her broodmares. She then contacted me in the spring of 2016 to offer me first choice on Wildfire. I had lost his sire in March to colic so was open for another stallion. He came back to us in June of 2016. In the meantime several things had changed and we had decided to no longer breed as well. We made the decision to keep him anyways and had him gelded. We can always use a good riding horse! Wildfire & I attended his first clinic in July with a superb clinician, Josh Nichol of A Horseman's Pursuit, to ensure we got off to a very solid start in training (the previous owners had done little to no training). He is an extremely intelligent horse, learns very fast & has that wonderful “what's next?” attitude. Plus, he is very beautiful to look at and possesses fantastic natural carriage. Everyone fell in love with him which is not often the case with our Appaloosas, he is a tremendous ambassador for the breed.
He went to a trainer in the fall (I am getting to the age where I am no longer comfortable with first rides, very hard after starting my own horses for the past 56 years!) and won over another fan! Winter has been frustrating as I am anxious to carry on with his training but the weather is not cooperating at all! But spring is just around the corner and I am really looking forward to putting some miles on this beautiful boy! We are booked into two clinics with excellent teachers and have several group rides planned. I am looking forward to many years of enjoying this ICAA gelding!
Below is a map of the campground and the location of Site 108. Also is a map from Google Earth showing the campground/campsite and proximity to the Park entrance. Walking is about .7 mile and driving is about 1 mile.
Stars Wildfire SL F4-2715
“This horse is the result of years of commitment, hard work and breeding knowledge”....Josh
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teaching her to face me etc. After a few sessions she was ok with me approaching her and resigned herself to be caught, which I refused to do. She was puzzled at first and didn't understand why I hadn't grabbed her halter when she submitted but in only on more session, she offered herself completely and happily, then I took hold of her halter and lead her a few steps before releasing her again. Progress was very rapid after that, she got to love being touched & groomed and we could catch her anywhere. Once this was all done, it was into breeding season. I loved this mare's conformation and her mind. I decided to breed her to my ICAA registered black leopard stallion,
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