PHBA World Show finds a new home

Palomino Horse Breeders of America AnnouncesPHBA WORLD SHOW FINDS A NEW HOME Tulsa, Oklahoma – May 17, 2012 – After nearly three decades in Tulsa, Oklahoma the 2013 PHBA World Show is moving to the Tunica Arena and Expo Center in Tunica, Mississippi.

PHBA has always been able to count on the same show dates for the world show until the last two years.  With the contract expiring in 2012, show dates for 2013 moved into the second week of August.

The Executive Board felt with schools starting August 1 across the country, this date change would be extremely detrimental for the show.  The continued change of dates is not good for the success of the world show.

The dates for the next three Palomino World Championship Horse Show

2013 July 10-21

2014 July 9-20

2015 July 8-19

These dates also will have a two day move in for the convenience of the exhibitor’s.


Tunica Arena and Expo Center – www.tunicaarena.comSize and versatility make the Tunica Arena & Exposition Center the premier event venue in the Mid South. The state-of-the-art facility is the largest of its kind in Mississippi, offering 48,000 square feet of climate controlled floor space and two additional covered arenas. An adjacent pavilion provides an additional 100,000 square feet, including 605 livestock stalls, showers, dressing areas and support services. With a seating capacity of 2,224 fixed seats and a maximum seating capacity of 5,500, audiences can comfortably view events from one of nine luxury skyboxes or our newly renovated 1,250-square-foot hospitality room, and enjoy meals served from our concession areas or from our banquet kitchen.Designed with convenience in mind, the Arena’s paved parking lot contains 1,100 spaces, with 400 overflow spots available and hookups for up to 70 recreational vehicles.
 Message from PHBA President, Melonie Furnish This is a very positive change for PHBA and will be a very exciting endeavor.  I am asking for your support and can promise your Executive Board is going to work diligently for this move to be successful for our members.

Finally I want you to understand that we are perfectly aware of the changes and concerns you have expressed about this world show.  We will do everything we can to implement these changes and help make the 2013 world show one to remember.

The hope of PHBA is that you can be part of this new direction and create another road to share memories with your PHBA families.