After moving briefly through the three eastern states the Nationals found it’s home in the centrally located NSW town of Tamworth. The National Show grew in prestige each year, with the best horses in the country making the trip to compete under international judges. The program has now grown to over 100 Classes with Feature events showcasing horses from all states competing in a range of events from Dressage and Hack to Hunter, Pleasure, Trail, Halter, Ranch Riding, Reining, Sporting and more!
Through the seventies, eighties and nineties, the Appaloosas popularity exploded and due to the quality and versatility of the breed, Appaloosas featured prominently in a diverse range of open competitions from Cutting and Western Pleasure, to Eventing and Dressage. Competition was fierce for the AAA’s yearly Hi Point awards and the highly prized lifetime achievement awards programs.
Driving this growth were Regional based Appaloosa clubs throughout Australia, that held a variety of social and promotional events, and monthly shows and highly contested year end Hi-Point awards and the versatility and nature of the Appaloosa horse!