The Appaloosa Horse Club BOD has voted in a new ruling that has many Appaloosa breeders and owners up in arms and boiling mad. This ruling was first passed at the last BOD meeting in July, and came up for final approval in March 2010 with many BOD members missing and unable to even vote on the proposal because they needed to catch a plane home.
But this motion was introduced after several directors left for the airport.
BOD Motion 39-07-09: The ApHC Board of Directors moves to amend Rule 204 with the addition of section C, as follows: C. Horses that are parentage verified by genetic testing as having both parents registered as listed in ApHC Rules 204.B.1.,2. and 3., but that do not have at least one parent with an ApHC registration classification of Regular (#) per ApHC Rule 204.A.1., and that would otherwise meet the requirements for Regular registration classification, and are not ineligible for ApHC registration as stated in ApHC Rule 205 titled “Horses Not Eligible Registration,” may be considered for ApHC registration on a case-by-base basis by the registrar. Horses that are not registered with an ApHC-approved breed association must adhere to ApHC registration procedures.
Made by Diane Rushing, seconded by Ray Burchett.
This motion will be considered as an Approval Motion at the March
2010 ApHC Board of Directors meeting.
Chuck McWhirter, President; Larry Baker, Yes; Steve Bennett, Absent; Ray Burchett, Yes; Gene Carr, Absent; Dennis Dean, Absent; Jason Flinn, Absent; Monty Holmes, Yes; Jim Jirkovksy, Yes; Frank Larrabee, Absent; Laura Lyon, Absent; Sharon Marshall, Absent; Sandra Matthews, Yes; Tracy Meisenbach, Absent; Diane Rushing, Yes; Connie Taylor, Yes; Bill Thiel, Absent; Lynette Thompson, Yes; Jack Zuidema, Yes.
What this rule means is that any horse from the three allowable cross breeds (Thoroughbred, Arabian or Quarter Horse) that exhibits Appaloosa characteristics such as mottle skin, stripped hooves, white sclera or even a coat pattern that appears to be a visible appaloosa pattern is now fully registerable as a regular papered appaloosa with full breeding rights. So a horse that looks like this: