Hatley’s extensive involvement with the ApHC ranges over the past 40 years.
Hatley served as Executive Secretary for the ApHC for 31 years.
He published the first stud book, became the first editor of the
Appaloosa News, worked to develop the Chief Joseph Trail Ride, and was a
manger for the first National Appaloosa Sale and the first National Appaloosa
Show. He bred several well-known horses, one being Apache Double,
and a successful racing competitor.