First ever Sportaloosa section at Taranaki All Breeds Show

This year, the great Taranaki All Breeds Show upgraded Sportaloosas to have a full section of their own! It was a blustry, rainy day so bragging photos are in short supply but huge congratulations to:

- Amanda Burton and Kenneth Roy - champion junior Sportaloosa
- Dave & Jean Gant and Ace High Cuatro - reserve champion junior
- Sandy Beardmore and Raylee Park Misty Morn - champion adult Sportaloosa (pictured right)
- Dave & Jean Gant and Ace High Warrior - reserve champion adult

Grand champion Sportaloosa went to Kenneth Roy, owned and shown by Amanda Burton (he's the horse on the far right of the photo below). Photos courtesy Sandy Beardmore.

Oregon Park Iftheshufits

Oregon Park Iftheshufits (Lily) placed 3rd in her 2 years and under halter class at Melbourne Regional Appaloosa Clubs' Show at Tatura on 19/11/2011 with Lauren Vearing. The next day she placed 1st of 3 with Ev Lagoon showing (rarely seen on this side of the camera!)

Submitted by Ev Lagoon
Photographer Nicole Wilson, ACE Photography

Cayuse Walkin N Talkin

Tex winning Supreme Warmblood at the 2011 Royal Hobart Show and the a week later at the Brighton Agricultural Show again winning Champion Warmblood and res Champion Appaloosa!

Submitted by Carolyn Kitchener

Pine Row Dat's A Goer

Johnny at the Huon Agricultural show just gone winning Hack and Show hunter classes and res champion Show Hunter. The week befor,e at the Brighton ag show he won the the ASCOT championship for small show hunter hack

Submitted by Carolyn Kitchener

Kerrinna Haven A Katnap

Champion gelding at the Murray River Western Performance Club A class show 29/10/11, Kerrinna Haven A Katnap, photographed here with Karen Fisher and judge Brenda Meinhold.

'Harvey' also won yearling lunge line.

Photographer Ev Lagoon

Congratulations to Karen Fischer and Kerrinna Sie My Affair!!

Pink (Sie My Affair) has finished off an awesome 2010/2011 show season with a bang. She has just won High Point Halter Horse of Victoria and owner Karen Fischer has won High Point Amateur Performance Horse Of Victoria.

Other end of year high points that Pink and Karen have won are: NRAC of SA: High Point Amateur Appaloosa halter, High Point Appaloosa Mare 3 Yrs, Runner up 3 yr old Appaloosa performance, and Runner Up High Point Amateur Owner Performance. PCQHA: High Point Junior Horse, Runner Up high point Amateur Owner, and Equal Runner Up High point Appaloosa at halter. BENRAC: High Point Amateur Junior Horse Performance.

To say I am rapt is a understatement, Pink has gone out there and shown everyone how versatile the Sportaloosas are.

Submitted by Karen Fischer
Photo by Ev Lagoon

Sportaloosa success at Colourama 2011

Eldorado L'il Miss Henry and her daughter Little Miss Leuwin (both owned by Leane Williams) did the Sportaloosas proud at Colourama this year.

Miss Henry (above right) took out Senior Sportaloosa mare with Leane Williams.

Miss Leuwin, handled by Ben O'Sullivan won Junior Sportaloosa mare and supreme Sportaloosa exhibit AND then supreme Appaloosa exhibit against very stiff competition!

She then competed under saddle for the first time ever, ridden by Ben and taking away champion ridden Sportaloosa mare, supreme champion ridden Sportaloosa AND then repeated this feat in the Appaloosa classes!

Also competing was Helena Shanal's Successful Strides Fine Print, who won the Sportaloosa filly class and took reserve champion mare.

Congratulations on some great results everyone!

A special member shout out

Sportaloosa International is very proud to welcome new member Chantal Simpson to the Sportaloosa ranks.

Chantal competed in the 2010 International Hope Cup in Taiwan, bringing home an individual gold medal and team silver and has won RDA / Para equestrian national titles and medals on the well known super Sportaloosa stallion Cayuse Mighty Outrageous.

She now competes on her great Sportaloosa gelding Manzanita on the RDA and para equestrian circuit.

Stay tuned for updates!

National Open Hunter Under Saddle Title goes to RQH The Wizard

Congratulations to Gillian Allen and RQH The Wizard, winner of the Horseland Dubbo Open HUS Feature at National Appaloosa Championships at Tamworth March 2011!

Photo by Agile

Horse Deals 2010Horse Deals Sportaloosa Stallion Promotion

This year, we're aiming for a full page group Sportaloosa breeding ad in both the August and September issues of Horse Deals, which includes 12 months' listing on Horse Deals' very popular web site.

The price? Just $200 for your share of a full page in both issues. That's based on 7 participating stallions/breeding operations and it's very cost effective exposure for your stud.

This year, there's an extra bonus - your stallion can also be entered in Horse Deals' free service giveaway at no extra cost. You get extra promotion and the winner of the competition gets to choose a stallion service from all participating stallions. The stallion owner is paid the service fee by Horse Deals so you just can't lose.

Here's the 2010 ad... be part of 2011! Contact us NOW to be part of this great promotion.

Joker's DeputyJoker's Deputy high point NZ Western Riding Federation success

Congratulations to Bronwyn Preston and Joker's Deputy, 4th in Hi-Point Amateur and 2nd in Hi-Point Trail/Western Riding for NZWRF Points Approved shows nationally.

Sportaloosas rule at Queensland State Appaloosa Show

Braving temperatures of 1 degree, Sportaloosas are having a phenomenal show at the 'toasty' Toowoomba Showgrounds!

Grand Champion Senior Stallion - Yallawa Timeless Dream
Champion Suitability for Dressage Little Miss Leuwin
Reserve Champion Suitability for Dressage El Dorado L'il Miss Henry
Reserve Champion Led Hack El Dorado L'il Miss Henry - all shown by Ben O'Sullivan

Champion Novice Dressage AND Champion Elementary Dressage El Dorado L'il Miss Henry
and Leane Williams

Champion 3'3" Open Hunter Hack and 3'3" Open Working Hunter with a fantastic round - El Dorado L'il Miss Henry and Ben O'Sullivan.


Avenlee Dualling ThunderAvenlee Dualling Thunder reining success

A significant milestone was reached by Sportaloosa International, when Heather Lee and the gorgeous leopard branded Sportaloosa stallion Avenlee Dualling Thunder (76 studbook 2), became the first combination to achieve a top 10 placing in a disciplines State or National Championship! Heather finished 7th in The Qld reining Championships, with a score of 65. Her second run saw her take 4th place!

This outstanding result is even more special when one considers that the stallion was the only app out of aprox 150 horses present at the Gatton Show grounds. He looked absolutely stunning in the prize giving line up and a number of people even asked about the Sportaloosa Brand, which he wears with pride!

See his run on Sportaloosa TV - click here

Kerrinna Sie My Affair and Kerrinna Haven A Katnap

Kerrinna Appaloosas headed over to the South Australian Appaloosa championship show at the end of April and came home with a bag full of ribbons..Kerrinna Sie My Affair came home with 4 state champion titles and 4 reserve state champions and also Runner up 3 yr old perfromance horse and runner up junior horse Amateur owner.

Kerrinna Haven A Katnap, came home with a state champion and a reserve.. Then the following weekend they headed to the PCQHA classic 2 day show at Swanhill with 3 horses and Kerrinna My Shakin Affair won High Point champion yearling versatility and a 2nd in the yearling open breed futurity on the sunday. Pink won champion mare and Harvey won champion gelding both days.

Photos by Ev Lagoon

El Dorado Lil Miss Henry and Leane Williams have made a fantastic return to the open dressage scene!

At the 2011 Audie Mansfield dressage futurity in Gatton, this stunning dun Sportaloosa mare has beaten the odds to achieve a score in the 60s , a top 10 placing, and achieved a qualification in her first competition back, after time off for maternity leave, beautifully and tactfully ridden by Leane Williams. This is a really outstanding achievement.

Over the past 4 years , Miss Henry has raised 3 foals, who have all gone on to great things including AAA National Titles, State AAA titles, Royal Show wins, and Multiple Supremes at open young stock shows. Her foals are By Royal Decree, Little Miss Leuwin (see below for Youngstock results) and of course Little Miss Behavin , who is one of the beautiful young horses available on the Sportaloosa Auction website.

Congratulations on an awesome result!

Edward XHuge success for Sportaloosas at the Toowoomba 2011 youngstock classes

Not only did the leopard Knabstrupper x Appaloosa Cayuse Edward X take out Champion Sportaloosa, with Leane Williams' Appaloosa x Warmblood blanketed Little Miss Leuwin Reserve Champion but these 2 very classy Sportaloosas showed the warmbloods a thing or two!

Edward XIn the futurities Edward X managed two 4ths out of 27, followed by reserve champion warmblood male!

To top it all off, Little Miss Leuwin shown by Ben O'Sullivan took out reserve champion warmblood female!

There were 23 warmbloods at the show so this is an OUTSTANDING result for Sportaloosas in open company.

We couldn't be more proud of Samantha, Leane and Ben - congratulations everyone!

Little Miss Leuwin Little Miss Leuwin

Kerrinna Sie My Affair and Kerrinna Haven A Katnap - stars at Bendigo

Kerrinna Appaloosas headed over to Bendigo on the 16 and 17 April for the 2 day show run by MLRAC..Well on the Saturday Kerrinna Sie My Affair (Pink) came away with Champion female, and High Point Performance Horse and Kerrinna Haven A Katnap (7mnths old and his first time away from home) came away with Reserve champion gelding.

Kerrinna Havin A KatnapOn Sunday, Pink again won champion female and Harvey again won reserve champion gelding (beating older geldings)and Karen came home with High point Amateur for the day.

Great stuff!

Sportaloosa capComing soon - new Sportaloosa caps, jackets and more

Our brand new Sportaloosa emblem is ready and we're pricing caps, shirts, jackets, beanies and more. Let us know what's on your wish list, we'll price it and we'll do our best to include exactly what you want in our initial order in May 2011.

After that, we'll have standard colours to choose from.

Record your wish list at or contact us.

Successful Strides Fine PrintSportaloosa wins at Toowoomba Royal

Successful Strides' Fine Print won Supreme Appaloosa at halter at the Toowoomba Royal Show, triumphing over adult geldings and mature stallions, at only 6 months old.

Congratulations to her owner Helena Shanal!

Special web auction promotion opportunity

The web auction section of our web site attracts a huge number of people in a very short space of time; some buyers, some just curious onlookers but all horse enthusiasts.

Web auction promotionThis year, we're offering a limited number of advertising spots to members at a never to be repeated price. These little banners (size shown at right) will display on every page of our auction site so you can get your business / stud / event SEEN!

Members' price: $20 AUD / $25 NZD
Non-members price: $40 AUD / $50 NZD

For that crazy price, your banner will display from early May until we organise advertising for the 2012 auction.

What to do
Contact us now and ask for a banner space. The earlier you contact us, the better your chances of being at the top of the page! We'll ask you to pay in advance, design your banner for you and have it up and running as soon as the site goes live.

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RQH The WizardRQH The Wizard #162

RQH The Wizard and Gill Allen at the recent Victorian Appaloosa State Championships held at Tatura achieved 5th Open Feature HUS res ch Am Jur Horse HUS Champion Am Masters HUS 3rd 4&5yo trail Champion Am Masters Trail Res Champion Am Western Equitation Champion Am masters Western Pleasure Res Ch Am Jnr Horse Western Pleasure Champion Am masters Western Horsemanship Res Ch Am Jnr Horse Western Horsemanship Also Hi point Am Masters to Gill Allen.

Photographer Ev Lagoon


Isobel AnneCayuse Isobel Anne

At the recent Victorian Appaloosa State Championships, Mel Torr and Cayuse Isobel Anne placed 4th in the 2006-7 mare class, and 6th in Amy Ltd Western Pleasure.

Photographer Ev Lagoon


Kerrinna AppaloosasKerrinna Sie My Affair (on the left) came home with: State Champion Amateur junior horse trail, Reserve Champion Led hack over 15hh and Reserve Champion 2006-7 mare as well as a swag of placings in all her other events.

Kerrinna My Shakin Affair (on the right) came home with Reserve champion yearling hunter In hand, Reserve champion yearling led trail and also a swag of placings in her other classes and both the fillies were part of the state champion team for get of sire with Ev Lagoon's filly OP Iftheshufits, the 3 fillies are all by Ultimate Affair.

Kerrinna Appaloosas also competed at the NRAC Sapphire show at Penfield in SA 2 weeks before and Kerrinna Sie My Affair came home with High point 3 yr old and little Mia came home with 3rd overall in the yearling versatility.

LV Lane FrostFlashy fewspot LV Lane Frost (right) took out reserve champion stallion as well as winning his 2008 colt class. He's owned and shown by Ann and Warren Lewis.

 Kerrinna Sie My Affair, Kerrinna My Shakin Affair and Oregon Park Iftheshufits (left), the winning get of Sire team at the recent VACS for Ultimate Affair (imp USA) the judge was impresed not only with their conformation, but their near-identical markings!

Photos by Ev Lagoon

Oregon Park IftheshufitsOregon Park Iftheshufits made her debut at the Victorian Appaloosa Championship Show and came home with 4th 2009 filly (9) 5th Most colourful (9) 5th Yearling halter (12) and 3rd (8) in her halter class at the pre-show. She was also part of the Ultiamte Affair winning get of sire team! Photo by Sandy Tucker.


Northbound Magnolia Doll, shown by owner Karen Leoncelli, won 1st (from 9) in best presented, 1st (from 8) Appaloosa Mare 3 yrs & over, Champion Female and Supreme App Exhibit. Congratulations!


Commanche Warrior and Elizabeth PrenticeWe're delighted to announce our sponsorship of the Preliminary Dressage 1D, Novice Dressage 2B, Elementary Dressage 3B and the Open Working Hunter 3'3" classes at the Australian Appaloosa Nationals.

The nationals are to be held 25th - 30th March 2011 at AELEC in Tamworth, NSW.

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Commanche Warrior and Elizabeth PrenticeThe classy gelding Commanche Warrior took away the Sportaloosa sash at the Taranaki In Hand All Breeds Show, where NZ's first ever Sportaloosa classes were held.

Congratulations to owner Elizabeth Prentice and to all entrants!
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