Appaloosa News-ApHC TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL STALLION SERVICES SILENT AUCTION

ApHC TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL STALLION SERVICES SILENT AUCTION

MOSCOW, Idaho-The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is proud to once again host the Stallion Services Silent Auction in Fort Worth, Texas, in conjunction with the 2009 World Championship Appaloosa Show, Oct. 23-31.

The 2009 Stallion Services Silent Auction allows breeders to select a quality stallion and bid for their chance to win a breeding to their chosen stallion. The resulting foal from the breeding will be eligible for the 2013 World Show 2-year-old incentive classes with huge payouts.

Last year the Stallion Services Silent Auction earned more than $9,000, and the ApHC looks forward to continued success with this year’s event by offering more options. Breeders may submit their bid at the Stallion Services Silent Auction booth at the 2009 World Championship Appaloosa Show or online.

Bidding for the Stallion Service Auction begins Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, and ends at noon on Oct. 31, 2009. The auction will resume Nov. 1, 2009, and continue until Jan. 1, 2010, for any unsold services.

Owners who commit a breeding to the Stallion Services Silent Auction receive the following benefits:

. A certificate entitling stallion owners to select from the stallion’s offspring from the 2010 breeding season to nominate for the 2013 2-year-old incentive classes.

. Stallions will be marketed to loyal audience of mare owners interested in breeding at no-cost to the owner.

. Stallion and owner information will be featured on the auction web site with photographs, achievements, pedigree and additional promotional information, with the option of a direct link to the owner’s web site.

ApHC-registered stallions must hold a National or World Champion Title or sire thereof, or the ApHC-approved outcross stallion must have a comparable championship or sire thereof.

For more information regarding the Stallion Services Silent Auction, please visit www.appaloosa.com and click the “World Show” icon, then click “Stallion Service Auction.”

The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) was established in 1938 with a mission of preserving, promoting and enhancing the Appaloosa breed. The ApHC has since registered more than 670,000 Appaloosas, which are known for their distinctive color, intelligence and even temperament. True to their reputation as an extremely versatile breed, Appaloosas can be found in nearly every discipline including racing, endurance riding and serving as reliable family horses. The international breed registry is headquartered in Moscow, Idaho, the heart of the Palouse region-the Appaloosa breed’s namesake and point of origin.