Association: Home On The Palouse 

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 winery.

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 attractions.