Amateur Presidents Message

It is my privilege to welcome you, as you help us celebrate 40 years of the Palomino Horse Breeders of America World Championship Show. We look forward to seeing many familiar and friendly faces, while welcoming new members, and exhibitors who are showing at the World Show for the first time.
This year, we have many new awards and opportunities for all Amateurs, with many being generously donated by Terry & Tammy Bradshaw, of Terry Bradshaw Quarter Horses. Terry and Tammy, your continued generosity and support of the PHBA Amateur Association is greatly appreciated by all, and we sincerely THANK YOU!
These awards include:
• Bradshaw Added Gold = $100,000 paid to the top 6 places in Amateur halter classes; including Color & Palomino Bred.
• Award Buckles for Amateur Premium Halter; sponsored by Terry Bradshaw Quarter Horses
• AQHA Special Event – Ranch Riding (Open, Amateur and Youth)
We also have many other fun and exciting competitions, fundraisers, and a few surprises in store. These events were all driven and executed proudly by our Amateur Board and our members, who have worked hard to make these events memorable and rewarding.
These events include:
• Amateur Team Tournament – Featuring Buckle awards this year! Enter the event at the beginning of the show. Teams of 4 are drawn randomly, and members compete together, and all your class points being added together. Prizes are awarded to the top three point-earning teams.
• Basket Raffles – Buy tickets and give back.
• Ice Cream Social – A fun time, and great way to cool off!
• Clothing Drive – Accepting Donations for the Kumler Neighborhood Outreach.
• Showmanship Shoot Out – Come show, wearing your favorite “Famous Western Person Costume” with a horse of any color. This promises to be fun.
• Street Party – This is sponsored by PHBA and supporters and was a huge hit last year!
I would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to my amazing 2023-2024 Amateur board, who has worked extremely hard to develop and execute the events we have planned for the World Show and for continued support of our organization. Last but not least, none of this happens for any of us, without the support of our entire organization and our sponsors. The Amateur Board and Association greatly appreciates you.
Once again, I want to welcome you to the World Show, and we thank you for joining us this year. Please don›t forget to stop by our Amateur booth and grab your raffle tickets. Hope to see you down the road at our many shows throughout the year. See you there!

PHBA Amateur President Helen Fleming-Bryson