Appaloosa Youth International Exchange Participants to Attend 2012 World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show

May 18th, 2012 1:04 PM | No Comments

MOSCOW, Idaho – The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) and Appaloosa Youth Association (AYA) are pleased to announce the Appaloosa Youth International Exchange participants attending the 2012 World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The ever popular exchange program was designed to allow AYA members from Europe and other countries to visit the United States, be hosted by a family in the U.S. for one week and then compete and participate in the AYA activities at the World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show.

This year’s U.S. bound exchange participants are:

  • Ronja Schmid from Switzerland, hosted by Meneely Show Horses of Conyers, Georgia
  • Katie Evans from North Wales, hosted by Marshall Appaloosas of Lexington, Oklahoma
  • Mariella Lucarelli Amadei Silva from Brazil, hosted by Larrabee Appaloosas of Corrales, New Mexico
  • Fernando Vera, Jr. from Guadalajara, Mexico, hosted by Raggio Ranch of Pilot Point, Texas
  • Elisabeth Kulmer from Austria, hosted by Saddlebrook Appaloosas of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
  • Natalie Samek from Austria, hosted by Mark Shaffer Show Horses of Tioga, Texas
  • Noemi Pichler from Austria, hosted by Mark Shaffer Show Horses of Tioga, Texas

If interested in learning more about the Appaloosa Youth Exchange Program please visit

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 nearly 700,000 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.

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