If you are new to PHBA, this page will help you get started.
What is PHBA?
Palomino Horse Breeders of America – The international organization known as the Palomino Horse Breeders of America (PHBA) was formed in 1941 to collect, record, preserve the purity of blood, and improve the breeding of Palomino horses. The original concept began in 1938 due to the efforts of numerous dedicated horsemen and horsewomen.
Why become a member of PHBA?
PHBA offers a little something for everyone. We pride ourselves on being a family friendly organization. We have a great competitive spirit, but at the end of the day, it’s the friends and memories we make that matter most of all. Check out our various Programs and Show Information.
How do you become a member?
Becoming a member is easy. Just fill out a membership application. You can find that form here: Membership Form
What is an Affiliate?
An Affiliate is a PHBA recognized regional palomino organization. These Affiliates put on PHBA recognized events such as shows. To find an existing APA (Affiliate Palomino Association) near you, click here.
If you would like to know more about starting a new APA, you will find information in the PHBA Handbook.
What makes a horse qualify for the Palomino Registry?
Basically any horse meeting the color characteristics outlined in the PHBA Handbook can qualify for the PHBA Registry. They must also be registered with one of the approved breed associations or if the parentage is unknown or one parent is not registered, there is a hardship clause that can be applied for to have your horse considered for registration. We add breeds to the approved list often, so please see the PHBA Handbook for current rules regarding registration.
What is the Palomino Bred Registry?
Palomino Bred (PB) is a horse of any color and may exhibit any characteristics (such as, but not limited to, Paint, Appaloosa), that cannot meet the PHBA registration guidelines as stated in the current year PHBA Official Handbook,Rules 503-512. A PB must also be produced from the breeding of at least one PHBA registered parent (not including the PB registry), and the other parent is required to be from the list of PHBA recognized breed registries.
How to register a horse that doesn’t already have a PHBA Registration?
Fill out and send in a registration application. Make sure you follow the instructions and send in all of the documentation with the application. You can find the forms for both the Palomino and Palomino Bred Registry here: Registration Forms.
How to transfer a horse registration to a new owner?
If you are purchasing a horse that is already registered, you just have to send in the registration transfer form with the original registration papers. The seller of the horse will have to sign the transfer form, so make sure you have them fill out their part at the time of sale. You can find more information regarding Transfers here: Registration Transfers.
Still have questions?
You will find a wealth of information in the PHBA Official Handbook. If you still have questions, feel free to contact us.