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About the Appaloosa

Horse Association
of New Zealand

Tel: +64 (0) 9 235 8070
Fax: +64 (0) 9 235 8073
Office hours: 11 am - 3.30 pm Tuesday to Thursday and 7.30pm - 9pm Wednesday

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The Appaloosa - the horse destined to be different...

Appaloosas come in all shapes, sizes and colours. What's more, Appaloosas may change as they get older, developing more white, and producing coat patterns you wouldn't have dreamed of.

Some Appaloosas have no white at all, while some are almost completely white. Others have a sprinkling of white throughout their coats, and some have white blankets over their rumps, with - or without - spots. One thing's for sure, you won't find it hard to tell any two apart!

Make no mistake though; the Appaloosa is a breed, not a colour or a coat pattern. Its characteristics go far beyond its colourful appearance, although Appaloosa colour makes an Appaloosa most easily recognisable. It is perfectly possible to breed together 2 highly coloured Appaloosas and have the resulting foal born without a speck of white and for that plain coloured foal in turn to later produce a coloured foal of its own. The pursuit of both quality and colour is what keeps Appaloosa breeders the world over interested - foaling time is just like Christmas! Read more...

Appaloosa Stallion Service Tender
     Tenders have closed. A big thank you to all the stallion owners.

Equine Auction - 13 October - Waikato Equestrian Centre
     Click here for full details about the event.

Appaloosa News July - August 07 Appaloosa News July August 07 - now online

In this issue...

  • It was 30 years ago
    Colida’s Hopeful Lad celebrates a milestone
  • And 29 years ago
    Colourful mare Twist & Sting – grand old lady
  • Line breeding?
    Find out how the greats were bred
  • Popular sires
    Trends to Goer and Roman Strawman grow

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To see the magazine online in full colour! Click here.

Photos and results from the 2007 National Show
are now online, courtesy of talented photographer Pauline Neilson. Click here to see (and watch out for the March-April Appaloosa News)

To see the national show results as well as show and year end high point award winners, click here.

2007 National Supreme Champion Appaloosa
Rules Zipped In Chocolate, owned by the Clearview Stud.

Photo copyright Pauline Neilson - Lenzart

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to every one of our 2007 National Show sponsors. Their generosity this year has been outstanding; thank you very much.

See the Appaloosa News online in colour
Web site updates:
Foal gallery 16 October
Members gallery 12 October
Stallions 9 October
Classified Ads 3 October
Office hours 29 August

A selection of Appaloosas for sale. See the full listing in our classifieds section.

P&R; Kashani Moonbeam

P&R Kashani Moonbeam

Sire Kashani TB Imp USA, son of the famous sire Danzig, his dam Kashan, who had Bold Ruler bloodlines.

Day Dream Appaloosa Stud

Day Dream Appaloosa Stud

Where else in New Zealand can you buy B Grade Horses? Only at DayDream Appaloosa Stud, Whangarei.

Egmont Appaloosas

Egmont Appaloosas

Presents for sale 6 colts by Shizhoni Kahlua Chief

See the full listing in our classifieds section.

© 2006 The Appaloosa Horse Association of New Zealand