Home on the Palouse
The Appaloosa Horse Club makes its home in Moscow, Idaho, less than 200 feet from the Washington-Idaho border. The Palouse region of the Northwest is an appropriate home for the organization; the Appaloosa’s historic background is linked to the region, and the word “Appaloosa” evolved from the words “A Palouse Horse”.
The Appaloosa Horse Club was incorporated in
December 1938, with five charter members. Claude Thompson
of Moro, Oregon was the leader and the first president.
In September 1947, the Club headquarters was moved
to Moscow and George Hatley became the Executive Secretary.
In 1970, the Executive Board authorized the Club to
purchase a building, and in 1974, the Appaloosa Horse
Club moved into its current home.
Today, the ApHC headquarters is the home of the dedicated
ApHC employees who enjoy the rich life offered by
the Palouse region. Surrounded by wheat fields and
quaint farming communities, Moscow is the home of
the University of Idaho and has been named one of
the Top 100 Small Art Towns in America.
Rich in culture and entertainment, Moscow hosts the
annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, a weekly Farmer’s
Market, and frequent outdoor concerts. A stroll through
Moscow’s picturesque downtown reveals unique shops
and a number of independent businesses. Whether you’re
in the mood for a quick bite of a gourmet meal, Moscow’s
wide variety of restaurants will satisfy you, and
to complete your meal, the city even boasts its own
Seven miles west is Moscow’s next-door-neighbor, Pullman,
Washington. Another college town brimming with young
talent and old traditions, Pullman is home to the
Washington State Cougars, who bring Pac-10 excitement
to the Palouse. Pullman’s bookstores, coffee shops
and antique stores keep shoppers busy. Famous for
its rolling hills, Pullman amazes first-time visitors
and delights long-time residents with its unique scenery
and its combination of small-town charm and big-town