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 Vale: Barbara Thomson


It is with the greatest of sadness that ApHANZ informs it’s members of the tragic passing of Barbara Thomson of Thomson Photography. Barbara was an icon of  Equine Photography here in New Zealand and over the years she has photographed many of our Appaloosa National Shows and so very many of our special horses. I am sure that many of you will remember her personally and join with us in offering our sincerest condolences to her husband, Tom and their Family.

Barbara Thomson











ApHANZ Tender Horse

Please check out our lovely Tender Horse HERE, he might just be the horse that you have been looking for. Tender closing dates have been extended – have a look, then go and have a look at him. He is a lovely Appaloosa gelding, fully registered and kindly donated to the Association as a fundraiser. Is he YOUR next Appaloosa????

Check out the Members Photo Gallery for the latest “Seen Out and About”

Appaloosa Mare Kiss Me Kate and owner Leigh-Ann Hill, took to the English In Hand Ring at Rotorua and Te Puke A & P Shows, and showed the big boys how it’s done!!

Appaloosa 40th National Show & Paint Horse National Show

17th, 18th & 19th March 2017  Waipa Equestrian Centre, Kihikihi.

National Show Schedule of Classes and Entry form now available!!

Remember Entries close 24th February 2017 – Get yours in today!!


Our Appaloosa Association Office is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week from 7-9pm. If you could kindly contact our wonderful Secretary during those hours it would be much appreciated. Please, please don’t message her personal facebook page with Appaloosa queries.

New Membership Year

From 1 August 2016

Make sure you get your membership subscription paid up-to-date to maintain your membership privileges.
If you need help please contact the Secretary to arrange a payment plan.
Download the latest membership form.

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Join the Appaloosa Association

Being a member of the Appaloosa Association is  more than just a subscription. Our members are as unique and diverse as the horses themselves.  By belonging to ApHANZ you are encouraged to actively participate in the preservation, growth and development of the Appaloosa in New Zealand through being a part of a like-minded community of horse people.

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Contact Us

Contact the Office

Secretary/Treasurer; Sheila Dandy

Office Hours: Tues, Weds, Thurs, 7 – 9 pm

E-mail: service@appaloosaassn.co.nz – anytime

Telephone: (07) 322 8222  during office hours or leave a message anytime.

Postal address:
C/- 305 Hallett Road, RD 2, Whakatane, 3192, NZ

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