• The Appaloosa Horse
Club is one of the top international equine breed registries.
• The State of Idaho adopted
the Appaloosa as the state horse in 1975.
• The Appaloosa Horse Club
headquarters is located in Moscow, Idaho in the heart
of the Palouse region of the Northwest.
• The word “Appaloosa”
comes from the phrase “A Palouse Horse” referring to
the origin of the breed in the Palouse.
• In addition to their
unique coat patterns, Appaloosa horses also often have
mottled or parti-colored skin, white sclera around their
eyes, and striped hooves.
• Some Appaloosas do not
display characteristics typical of the breed, including
the unique and colorful coat patterns. Solid colored
horses are blood typed to verify Appaloosa parentage
if they are raced, shown, or bred.
• Over 700,000 Appaloosas
have been registered since the ApHC’s founding in 1938.
• The ApHC has members
over the globe and 22 International Affiliates.
• True to their reputation
as an extremely versatile breed, Appaloosas can be found
in nearly every discipline – setting speed records on
the racetrack, working cattle, performing dressage,
jumping, performing western pleasure, endurance riding
or serving as reliable family horses.
• Appaloosa enthusiasts
can become involved at a local level by joining one
of the 118 Regional Clubs. Most clubs offer local shows,
pleasure rides and year-end awards.