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Establishing a SPOT in Appaloosa History!
Scottish Reward earns 3 Supreme Horse Awards!

The supreme horse award is one of the biggest accomplishments a horse can earn in the Appaloosa Horse Club. Earning all three supreme titles: open, non pro, and youth, has only been done once in the history of ApHC, by the incredible Rock Solid HH. This is no easy feat as it takes 100 points in each division to earn each award. At least 30 must be from halter and with the remaining spread out over the many categories of riding classes.

This year the second horse in the history of the Appaloosa Horse Club to earn all three supreme horse awards was Arizona’s very own Scottish Reward. Owner Kaitlin Bowen realized five years ago after becoming the 2009 All Around Non Pro winner , that Scottish Reward, fondly known as Max, was very close to achieving all three awards, so the journey began to accomplish this goal.

The first task was to obtain a heritage costume as that was needed for the open award. What better outfit than the one worn by Rock Solid HH? Pam and Katrina Kiser graciously allowed Kaitlin to borrow the outfit and within the first year Scottish Reward had his ROM in heritage and a reserve world champion in Ladies heritage as well. The next three years were spent obtaining games and reining points as Scottish Reward had most of the all-around points needed.

This journey took four years, hundreds of miles, and many points to achieve. In 2016 Max won the open supreme horse award after receiving his ROM in heritage and keyhole. In 2018 he achieved the non pro supreme horse by adding a reining ROM to his long list of accolades. Finally, in 2019, with the help of Kendal Woellmer, Mira Millan and Katie Ramos, the last leg of the triple crown- the youth supreme horse, was finally achieved.

Owner Kaitlin Bowen admits it was a long four-year journey and there were so many people that helped along the way. To all those people Kaitlin and Max say thank you! This was something that did not seem attainable as Max was aging, but at 19 years young he earned the triple crown and now holds a place in Appaloosa History.

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Our Club Today

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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