President’s Message

To Our PHBA Family and Friends

I hope all had a Merry Christmas and welcome to the 2023 New Year. Show season will get underway soon with Mississippi and Texas hosting shows. Check out the show schedule at www.palominohba.com and start planning your show year. World show information is already online, and entry information will soon be available. You will also notice that TBQH has again raised the ante for the Amateur halter payback and added an award for the premier amateur halter sex divisions. The “Trail Shootout” will return as some other added money classes will. Plans are for an added AQHA special event class for the ranch riders so look for more information soon. Our 2023 Sponsor Drive is underway and look for information about advertising in the program and sponsor classes soon in your in-box, web page and social media.

The National convention registration information is on the website, I would like to challenge those that are on the fence, think their voice and vote doesn’t get heard, attend the convention to help this association, sit in on committee meetings, attend the social events and visit with friends from other affiliates. Volunteer for committees and get involved with this great association. It takes all of us to keep us going. New for this year will be the Youth awards being presented in March instead of July, the youth will still have their national convention and officer elections in July during the world show, plans are being made to have them on the fairgrounds so more youth can be invited to attend and get involved.

For some more “Great News”, by the time you read this, the new computer software program should be fully functional, and the first new registration certificates will be printed. We have all been patiently waiting for the new software but now it is a reality. We started a “Technology Drive” to help with the cost of a new laser printer to print the new certificates, and anything to keep us moving along in this technology driven society. a “BIG” thank you to the Palomino Heritage Foundation for helping with the drive. The office will still need a few items and the technology drive is designed to help with the additional expenses. If you would like to donate, there is a link on the website where if you click, it will take you right to where you can help by donating to the Palomino Horse Breeders of America, your organization.

If your membership is due or if you have someone wanting to join, you can do that directly from the website;   www.palominohba.com/membership/membership/    

Please update your information if something has changed, you do not want to miss any exciting and important information from PHBA. Here is the link to take care of that : www.palominohba.com/membership/address-change-form/

Hope to See Everyone in Tulsa in March

Tom Craun

PHBA 2022-2023 President