Kentucky Appaloosa Owners Association

Deepest Sympathy

The Kentucky Appaloosa Owners Association  Officers and Members extend their deepest sympathy 
to the family of Don Malone.  He had a heart for the Appaloosa Breed and wanted every
 Youth to have the opportunity to show or trail ride. 
Below is his Obituary.  His Celebration of Life will be held Friday,February 3rd.  

Donald Vincince Malone, age 88 of Louisville, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017. He was born on March 14, 1928 in Utica, South Dakota and was known as Don, to family and friends. During his early school age years his family was involved in construction of roads in his home state. This involved living in mobile campsites and receiving his early education in schools located on Indian reservations. Don's service in the U.S. Navy provided many colorful stories for anyone inviting conversation. After the Navy he attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, where he met his future wife of 65 years , Lucille. By 1959 Don and Lu were in KY. During his 30 year career as a car hauler for Ford vehicles, Don took on an active role as union steward. His love for horses was always his passion. He was a member of the National Appaloosa Horse Club from 1963 until his death. He was contracted by the National ApHC for over 20 years as the official timer of National and World show events. He owned multiple national and world champion horses. In 1968 Don was a charter member in establishing Kentucky Mid-state Appaloosa Horse Club. He served on the Board of Directors and as President of the KY club for 38 years. For the last 12 years of his life, Don was the devoted caregiver to Lucille until her death in 2015. Family and friends have been blessed with moments shared throughout Don’s life . 

Don leaves behind his brother, Pat Malone, three children, Roxanne Oyler (Larry), Michelle Mattingly (Pat) and Charles Malone (Dot), 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren to cherish his memory. The family would like to send a special thanks to Vic and Julie for their love, care and support.


Visitation will be 12-3pm on Friday, Feb 3,2017 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 
235 Juneau Drive, with a celebration of Don's life to follow at 3pm.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to The ALS Society. 


        Page  Updated: 1/31/2017

                      REMINDER:  YOUR SHOW RESULTS AND TRAIL LOGS ARE DUE BY JANUARY 15TH 2017
                 In order to be eligible for Breeders Incentive Fund 2016 Money  you must turn in your results. 


Annual Meeting Notice
Date:  March 4th 2017
Location: Colton's Steak House
Bardstown KY 
Time:  2:00 Eastern / 1:00 Central 
The Bourbon Room has been reserved for the meeting. 


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The Kentucky Appaloosa Owners Association was formed as a result of the creation of the Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund, funded by sales taxes on stallion service fees. These tax receipts were made available to all horse breeds in Kentucky based on new legislation and signed into law in 2005. These funds are used to promote each breed and enhance the economic development of the breed in Kentucky.


The Kentucky Appaloosa Owners Association (KApOA) was formed through the cooperation of the 3 Kentucky regional Appaloosa horse clubs recognized by the ApHC:

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