MAY 2000 BACK ISSUE
Part of Horse Previews Magazine website. Posted on 05/05/2000; 2:00:00PM.
Appaloosa Competition Amplified at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
MOSCOW, ID. Managers and competitors of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Houston, Texas were pleasantly surprised when the Appaloosa Horse Show on February 26 & 27, 2000 packed in 712 entries for a two-day competition. Although long hours ensued, the increase of 200 entries was welcome.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is an annual event managed by more than 12,000 volunteers and provides roughly $10 million in scholarships, educational programs, prize monies, and school art awards to support several youth throughout the United States. This year marks its 68th year in action, and again, Appaloosa owners were proud to be a part of this distinguished affair.
Out of the 712 Appaloosa entries, 10 competitors earned 12 high-point awards for the show. Randi Yocum of Fayetteville, Texas was named the Premier Appaloosa Exhibitor and also earned the Reserve Appaloosa Non-Pro Exhibitor award. Randi's horses, JB PERSUADER and CLOUDS PAPER DOLL, earned the titles of High-Point Performance Horse and Reserve High-Point Performance Horse respectively. Glynn Nobile of Bowie, Texas was named the Reserve Premier Appaloosa Exhibitor, and CISCOE'S ROCKET, owned by Kirk and Tangela Adams, won the High-Point Non-Pro Games Horse award. Megan Caliendo of Scottsdale, Arizona took home the Dr. George S. Gayle Overall High-Point Youth award and the Premier Appaloosa Youth Exhibitor award for 13 year-olds and under. Grace Ann Hoffman and Ann Taylor Busby, both of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, earned the Premier Appaloosa Youth Exhibitor and the Reserve Premier Appaloosa Youth Exhibitor awards for 14-18 year-olds respectively. Charmie Nobile of Bowie, Texas won the Premier Appaloosa Non-Pro Exhibitor award, and Courtney Henry of Saint Jo, Texas won the Reserve Premier Appaloosa Youth Exhibitor award for 13 year-olds and under.
The high-point award winners represent only a small sample of the extensive talent showcased in Houston. The Appaloosa Horse Club commends each participant on their hard work and a job well-done. Since 1938 the ApHC has served an association of members dedicated to preserving, promoting, and honoring the tradition, history, and heritage of the breed. For more information about the Appaloosa Horse Club please call 208-882-5578, or visit http://www.appaloosa.com for on-line details.