Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club - Since 1953
Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club - Since 1953   

Our Association

Calizona was the first official ApHC Regional Club. The name was derived from the home of the original members who lived in Arizona and California. The spelling of the Club's name has always been Calizona, not Calzona as seen in the Appaloosa News (8/54) in an early letter from Mr. Rhome Cox, Secretary/Treasurer. There is some question as to the actual date when a group had their first organizational meeting. Furthermore, later "historical" stories about either Calizona or ApHC Regional Clubs say that Calizona was founded in 1951, or 1952, certainly by 1953 (still to be further researched). Please click on the link below for the full story. 

Meet Our Directors

Leslie Foxvog



Leslie has been a long time Appaloosa and Calizona member. She enjoys showing her gelding Pretty Cool Boy and excited to start showing her 2 year old next year. Leslie is a Mutiple Reserve World Champion. Leslie is also on the National Board of Directors for the Appaloosa Horse Club.




Laura Rinard

Treasurer and Membership Chairperson


Laura has also been a long time Appaloosa and Calizona Member. She enjoys spending time with her Appaloosa gelding and showing her dogs.   

DeeAnna McBride



DeeAnna is the newest Director to the Board, but brings a wealth of knowledge having shown Appaloosas for many years. She is a mutiple World Champion and enjoys showing her Appaloosas in All Around Events. 

Dennis Dean

Board of Director 


Dennis has served on the Board for many horse organizations including the Board for the National Appaloosa Horse Club. Dennis has years of experience breeding Appaloosa Halter horses and many World Championships.

Nadine McQueary

Board of Director 


Nadine currently serves on both the Calizona and Spotted Valley Board of Directors. You can always find Nadine at the arena watching her two daughters showing their Appaloosas. 

Michelle Kessler

Board of Director 


A San Diego native, Michelle learned to ride on Appaloosas and such began her love of the charismatic breed.   In her free time she enjoys training and showing her mare in all around events. 

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Where To Find Us:

Come to a meeting:

  • Fish Company in Bass Pro Shop
  • 7777 Victoria Gardens
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • 6:30 pm Second Tuesday of each month (please RSVP at our email as this is a dinner meeting)



Want to Become a Member?

Download our membership application and points form which can be found on our documents page. We look forward to having you join our organization!


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