On March 10th, 2007, Appaloosa horses helped raise money for the Therapeutic Riding Center at Coffee
Creek by posing in their finery with the members of the Oklahoma International Rainbow for Girls.
The event took place in Lawton, OK, and was hosted by the Rainbow Girls from Lawton, Duncan and Ada.
Girls from all over the state arrived in their formals and finery and paid one dollar to pose with
Bridget (Mama’s Design) and Sister (Blazin Hot Sister). All funds raised were presented to Miss
Keeci Gammon, the Grand Worthy Advisor for Oklahoma Rainbow, for her state service project, the
Riding Center at Coffee Creek. This center helps physically and mentally handicapped children by teaching
them to ride. Keeci is a former Rodeo Queen from Seiling, OK, and also loves horses.
As Mother Advisor for the Duncan Rainbow Girls, Valerie Halterman saw a great opportunity to "combine
our horses and this service-oriented Masonic organization for young ladies, ages 11-20. Our Apps were
great ambassadors for this special project. Many of the Rainbow girls had never been near a horse, but
they really enjoyed petting them and couldn’t believe that we could actually put them in costume.”
The horses (pictured here with Erica Halterman), who stood in the parking lot in their
tiaras, diamond necklaces and feather boas, were Mama’s Design (Bridget on the left) – owned and shown
by Erica Halterman and Blazin Hot Sister (Sister on the right) – owned and shown by Martin Halterman,
both of Duncan, OK.
Erica Halterman is an officer of Duncan Assembly No. 105 and a member of the State of Oklahoma’s
Memorial Team. The Haltermans are members of the National ApHC and both the Oklahoma ApHC
and Sooner ApHC, regional Appaloosa clubs in Oklahoma.
From the Webmaster: Mama's Design, owned and shown by Erica Halterman, was the Sooner ApHC's "Horse of the Year" for 2006.
The mare was the first to win the award in its 5 year existence. The second place horse, by one point, was Blazin Hot Sister, owned and
shown by Erica's dad, Martin.