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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.

Show Manager:

Cindy Bowen



Camp with us or haul in for a day ride on September 29th or 30th starting at 10:00 AM. 

Don’t miss out on Fun! Join us for 2 easy, social rides through beautiful forest. Aspens will be changing to their golden glory. If you don’t want to haul from home or camp, I recommend overnighting at NARS or MCS and getting a hotel room in Flagstaff. 

Camp site is dry so we will be splitting the cost for port-a-potty for the weekend. Cost will depend on number of riders, plan $25 or less. You will need to bring food and water for you and your horse for length of your stay. Lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday by our trail cook, Kathy Turner at cost of $15/per lunch. 

Friday, September 28th - Sunday, 30th, 2018 

Horse camp/trial rides will be north of Flagstaff. Take Highway 180 north to mile post 234 (FS760) or 35.390037, -111.774068. Turn left and head west on FS 760 for ¼ mile. Look for big meadow on left with horse trailers. Approximately 2.5 hours from north Phoenix. 

Please send email or text to Kathy Turner or 623-521-2594 so that we know how many to expect for camping, rides and lunches. 

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!