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Arizona Appaloosa Association

"Be Spotted On The Best Or Blend With The Rest"

Arizona Appaloosa Association

The Arizona Appaloosa Association Presents….

AAA Fall SpookFest ApHC and ALL BREED Show

Judge: Kurt Summers

Saturday, October 20th 8:00 am

Westworld of Scottsdale

16601 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale AZ

This show will count toward the AAA 2018 ApHC Year End High Points.

CLICK HERE for the Show general information in Word.

CLICK HERE for the AAA Show Pattern Book.

Show Manager:

Cindy Bowen


AAA Christmas Holiday Trail Ride!
Saturday, December 15th, 2018
All Breeds Welcome!

We are having another fun ride at Brown’s ranch trailhead in McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Enjoy a slow and social ride that will last about 3 hours and respect abilities of all riders and horses. The scenery and companionship is what makes our rides special.

The trails and facilities are the best we have found for a fun easy ride. The footing is groomed smooth with little elevation and no water crossings. Barefoot and out-of-shape riders/horses will have no worries. The park has water, bathrooms, and shade. For $15, join us for a beautiful ride and a delicious post-ride fried chicken lunch by our wonderful trail cookie, Kathy Turner.

Please, plan on arriving at 9AM. Ride start at 10AM.

Please RSVP to Kathy Turner at:


Trailhead is located about 1.25 miles north of intersection of Alma School Parkway and Dynamite Boulevard.


Brown’s Ranch 30301 N Alma School Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

CLICK HERE for Trail Ride PDF

About Arizona Appaloosa Association

The Arizona Appaloosa Association (AAA) is a regional club in the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC).  We were formed in the late 1950s to promote our Appaloosa horses.  We continue to meet today to share our love for our horses and their breeding. Our club represents the diversity of the Appaloosa.

We provide ApHC sanctioned horse shows and social trail rides. We also enjoy hosting, helping and competing in other equestrian events to showcase our Appaloosas and club.  At our ApHC sanctioned horse shows, our members can earn National points to qualify for the ApHC World show and towards ApHC awards. We have members in just about every discipline including trail, endurance, extreme, reining, gymkana, rodeo and hunter jumper.  We have all levels of riders, some of our members are beginners and some show at National and World shows and win!

Our club-hosted events are dependent on volunteer help, member fellowship and our greatly appreciated sponsors for success.  By relying on our members to orchestrate our events instead of hiring support staff, we grow closer to each other.  We work and play hard and are rewarded by the growth and achievements of each member.  Our year ends with an awards banquet to celebrate the accomplishments of our club members.

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AAA News

Richard T. McDonald “Doc”

Richard T. McDonald passed away peacefully at home Sept. 2, 2018, at the age of 91, in Camp Verde, Arizona.

He was born in Rockville, Nebraska, to the late Richard T. McDonald and Rose (Kastl) McDonald. 

He was a Second Lieutenant in WWII, a General Surgeon at the Flagstaff Medical Center and a Rancher, later in life. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Patty Cannizzaro and brother, Charles McDonald.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Annette McDonald; daughters, Tracy Marvelle and Leslie Woolery; and siblings, Joan Muhvic, Joseph McDonald, Francis McDonald and Barbara Lutey. 

A Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sep. 8, 2018 at Bueler Camp Verde Funeral Home, 143 W. Arnold St.

Burial will follow at Ft. McPherson, Maxwell, Nebraska, Sept. 24, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Verde Valley Medical Center.

Please leave condolences at :

Memorial Service:

Saturday September 8th
at 11:00 AM

Bueler Funeral Home 143 E Arnold St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Following the service, there will be a celebration of Richard’s life at the
American Legion 286 S 3rd St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Thank you so much for all you thoughtful Prayers and we so enjoy your memories!

Many have asked for an address to send cards, my mother Annette welcomes cards and memories!

Bueler Funeral Home C/O Richard McDonald 143 Arnold St. Camp Verde, AZ 86322.


Here is the AAA scholarship recipient pictured with her horse "Zippy"

Meagan will be studying veterinary medicine at Colorado State University this fall.

Congratulations and good luck to Meagan as she begins her journey towards CSU!

Arizona Appaloosa Association is with you Megan!




Kelsey Woellmer
18 & Under

Ranch Trail 6th Place

Ranch Riding 7th Place

Kendall Woellmer:

Jr. Ranch Riding — 5th Place
Jr. Ranch Riding — 1st Place

Jay McGinn

Jr. Ranch Trail — Jr Ranch Trail 5th Place
Shelly Woellmer — NP W/Trail 8th Place

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Arizona Appaloosa Association is dedicated to the preservation, improvement & promotion of the Appaloosa!