The Winter Newsletter is now online! Click on the Publications navigation tab and then go to Newsletters.
Featured is Cheryl Miller's article titled "Kids and Covid". You'll find a lot of cute photos of kids with horses, such as the one pictured here.
You'll also find the upcoming ICAA Specials: the "Blue Light Special," which starts January 1, 2021, and the "Show Me Some Love Special," which starts February 1, 2021.
The next ICAA Quarterly teleconference meeting date and time is also in the Newsletter.
The auction is now over. We wish to thank all of the stallion owners for the generosity in donating these incredible stallions, and the mare owners who bid on them. May the winners of this auction have some pretty babies to show us in 2022!
Most horses are already registered with the ApHC and/or ApHCC, and ICAA offers registrations for any age ApHC or ApHCC horse for only $20. But there are many horses that have fallen through the cracks, and due to procrastination or what-have-you, are ApHC, ApHCC, and/or ICAA eligible but were never registered. We are offering a special discounted fee of only $10 each, ANY AGE, or $7.50 each for a reduced herd number of only three horses! ICAA is offering this special price for AGED HORSES from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021!
Some of these horses may require additional paperwork. Contact us to let us know what you have and we will discuss what you might need to get these horses registered!
To go along with this, ICAA will WAIVE LATE ICAA STALLION REPORT FEES, as some of these unregistered horses will require Stallion Reports that were never submitted. During this time, we will waive the late fees on ALL ICAA Stallion Reports. This special will also run from January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021.
Contact the ICAA for details, and if you have any questions, please ask!
From February 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021, show your friends you care! Help two friends join the ICAA and get a sweet treat for yourself in return.
Recruit two new ICAA Members and receive a free enrollment in the ICAA Horsemanship Program! This is a wonderful program that will carry with a horse from birth and throughout its life, accumulating hours spent with its owner and/or handler; from ground work to riding/driving. The recruits must not have been previous ICAA Members, and they must join for you to receive the enrollment. Just have them fill out a membership application, pay the fee, and let us know who recruited them. They can write your name on the application, send us an email, or whatever form of communication they prefer.
ICAA has dropped the number of horses required to receive a herd discount from 15 to five! We realized that few people have been able to qualify for this discount in the past and wanted to allow more people to benefit. When registering five or more horses at one time, the regular registration fee is half price!
This was the ICAA Trail Logging Program, but revamped! This program, which allows for not only riding and driving your horse for pleasure, but also allows for time spent with your Appaloosa for other activities, including grooming, leading, lunging, trailer loading, in-hand obstacle training, at-liberty training, and any other non-competitive activity. This will allow horses from birth to earn recognition for the work put into producing a quiet, dependable family member. This enhanced program also allows for one handler, in addition to the owner, to work with and record time spent with the horse, so we would encourage owners to be mentors to our younger generation.
ICAA recognizes the importance of working with our Appaloosas from foaling to finished riding partner. Time spent working with your Appaloosa helps to form a bond that will last a lifetime.
The ICAA Horsemanship Program is designed to record and recognize the hours spent working with and training your Appaloosa. In this program, the owner and/or handler keeps track of the hours spent working with and training the Appaloosa; recording, and submitting them to ICAA, where they will be recorded in the horse’s permanent record and Certificates of Achievement will be earned for each milestone reached.
This program will be ongoing through the life of the horse, and will transfer to the new owner, should the horse be sold.
Go to the Programs: Horsemanship page to learn more about the rules of this new program. For those who are already enrolled in the Trail Logging Program, you will continue to keep time on the log sheet you have, but other activities may be included as per the Horsemanship Program rules.