The Appaloosa horse breed originates from America. The horse is best known for its colourful spotted coat. The breed has a wide range of body types, stemming from the influence of multiple breeds of horses throughout its history. There are about 400 000 registered Appaloosa horses in the United States of America. The horse breed has recently been introduced in Namibia and there are up to 200 registered horses in the country. Horse breeder, Peter Hugo and some partners started a horse breeding society in 2013. There are only 14 Appaloosa horses in Namibia. Various horse breeders came together at the Windhoek show grounds to compare their horses and amazing prizes were given to the breeder with the best horses. The Appaloosa horse is a multi-purpose horse that can be used for farm work, racing or as a companion.