Organized in 1954, the Texas Appaloosa Horse Club is one of the country's first four regional affiliates of the Appaloosa Horse Club. Acting in a statewide capacity, it is the senior regional club in Texas. The TAHC's purpose is to promote the Appaloosa horse at the state level. The TAHC has been a pioneer in many areas. It had a point system, an approved judges list, and drug testing in effect several years before the National or most regional clubs began such efforts. The TAHC has long been a leader in the promotion of the Appaloosa horse and will strive to continue this tradition in the future.
The club sponsors, approves, and promotes shows for registered Appaloosas. Records have been maintained on all competing horses owned by its members since the TAHC's inception. Through a system of annual and permanent records, the TAHC recognizes horses of outstanding halter and performance ability. Youth participation is encouraged and enhanced by the Texas Appaloosa Youth Horse Club.
Beginning on 1975, the TAHC held its first annual Stallion Service Auction. Stallion owners donated the services of twenty horses. One half of the money raised in the auction was put into escrow for a weanling futurity to be held in the fall of 1977. Our Stallion Service Auction is now called the Stallion Service Sale. For 2011, twenty-one stallion owners have donated the services of their stallions.
The TAHC is a 501(c)(3) organization.