President's Message

Don CoatsDon Coats, St Stephens Church, VA

2017-2018 PHBA President

 

The 2017 PHBA World Championship Show was filled with outstanding halter and performance horses. The quality of the Palomino and Palomino Bred horses exhibited would be highly competitive in any arena. 

WCHA’s Yellow Rose Futurity is growing and 2018 should be something to see and be part of. 

Our congratulations to all the 2017 Golden Horse winners and World Champions.

All that participated are special and we reach out to thank all sponsors, owners, trainers and exhibitors for your support to help make our World Show filled with family-friendly fun. We are especially appreciative of the renowned Terry Bradshaw and his wife Tammy for bringing their fine Palominos. Terry and Tammy graciously mingled with everyone and expressed their feeling of comfort being with those who shared their love of golden horses.  

Youth exhibitors excelled in the arena while competing in a wide variety of classes. Their time outside the arena was highlighted with several fun activities with trainers & other volunteers. They work and compete hard, but at the end of the day they are forging relationships that will last a lifetime in a safe family friendly environment. I would like to challenge each APA to do whatever they can to support their youth to get involved at a national level. There are youth programs designed to help them in all aspects of life and the PHBA scholarship program continues to support the educational dreams of our youth.

We cannot thank enough the overwhelming generosity of two very talented equine artists.

Clay and Betty Gant of Cowboy Bronze have contributed 25 Limited Edition Sculptures for PHBA to raise funds through donations. The sculpture is named “Summer Breeze”. 

Joni Beinborn is a well-recognized equine artist. She did a pastel painting titled “Gifted In Gold” and she has released 25 signed and numbered prints to PHBA as a fund raiser. 

One sculpture and one artist proof painting were donated to the PHBA Challenged Horseman Program auction, netting over $3000.00 for this outstanding program. 

Those who signed up for the web cast responded favorably as to the excellent quality and expressed seeing it from their home was next best to being in Tunica. PHBA thanks you for your support by subscribing to 3-2-1 Action Video. 

It amazes me the amount of talent within our membership and the suggestions they have made. I am very pleased that many of their suggestions are now in place for improving and growing PHBA.  Members are encouraged to contact the Office and ask to be assigned to those committees in which they have an interest. If any member has a suggestion that they would like PHBA to consider, I strongly urge you to contact the chair of that committee with your suggestions. 

To reiterate, PHBA is more than our golden horses, it is about having fun while being with friends and family.  We invite and welcome you, to join us.