The results for the Sundance 500 2020 photo contest are in! The Keenan Ranch received first placements in the following categories: Friends and Motherhood. We received 1st and 2nd placements in At Liberty. Sadly, this will be the last year of the photo contest as Sundance 500 will be closing down due to dwindling membership and support. Sundance 500 was a wonderful heritage organization celebrating the appaloosa whose bloodlines traced back to Sundance 500. We truly enjoyed being a member over the past 7 years as well as having two of our appaloosas trace back to Sundance 500: our stallion DREA Chewelah Celilo and our mare DREA Tobygirl Ochoco. Our winning photos are shown below.
Friends ~ 1st place .
Keenan Ranch News.....
At Liberty ~ 1st place at left and 2nd place above
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Motherhood ~ 1st place
John & Katie Keenan
Ismay, MT 59336
As I was looking at some Appaloosa websites one day, I came across appaloosaspot.com and found this photo of the George Phippen Appaloosa used by the ApHC during the 1970's. The photo instantly reminded me of our mare, BCAP Cheyenne Maki! Below is the text found on the profile page of appaloosaspot.com of the George Phippen Appaloosa. For more Appaloosa profiles and information, you can connect to their site with the button provided.
"APPALOOSA BY GEORGE PHIPPEN - 196? This drawing was an official Appaloosa profile commissioned by the Appaloosa Horse Club Board of Directors from renowned Western artist, George Phippen. Phippen reportedly used photographs of early Appaloosa champions, as well as conformation illustrations/ measurements of top Thoroughbreds including Man O' War, to make a composite of the ideal Appaloosa. Palmer Wagner's book "The American Appaloosa Anthlogy" tells that Phippen submitted several drafts to the BOD which were sent back for revision before the final image was approved. This image was used in official ApHC Standards, The Appaloosa News, and in ApHC correspondence until the late 1970's. A 1972 colored version by Merilee appeared on the cover of the paperback volumes of the" Appaloosa Horse Club Stud Book and Registry"."
~ Reprinted with permission from appaloosaspot.com.