Amateur Presidents Message

It’s a New Amateur Year – See What the Amateurs Have Planned


As the new President of the Amateur Board, I want to first say thank you to the Amateurs for trusting me with this leadership role.  I have already been working with the new board to grow, involve our amateur ranks, and promote the palomino horse brand PHBA-A to all equine enthusiasts.

I would like to introduce you to the new amateur board, but due to publication deadline restraints, please visit and find them listed under membership and then click amateur.

Please reach out and let your board know they have your support.  Like us on FB, PHBA Amateurs.  Communication with you is important to us.  By using [email protected], your email will come directly to us.  Please share your thoughts, concerns, and ideas.  We want to hear from you. We will also be working with the Marketing Committee, open board and the Youth Assoc., to achieve our goals.  All amateur members are valued, past, present, and future.

Its time to be checking the calendar of events on the site, to see what palomino shows you wish to attend this year.  There are over 250 APA shows to choose from.  Now is the time to plan that “showcation”.

Also, it’s time to be seriously thinking about attending the world show, July 15-20. We have some wonderful things planned.  Working alongside the open board, there will be coffee and donuts in the mornings.  The ice cream social is always a favorite, and snow cones will hit the spot on those hot days. We also host an Amateur Team Tournament every year.  Come show, join a team, and meet new people.  It can be a great way to enhance your world show experience.

To bring awareness to the equine world of who we are, PHBA-A, and to give back to our wonderful equine friends, the board has partnered with the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, a non-profit charity, to raise funds for continued equine research into the diseases that affect our horses.  We have named it the Golden Horse Challenge Sweepstakes. There are wonderful prizes, and get-a-ways.  Make a donation to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation to support this effort, to find new and improved treatments for our horses and maybe win a great prize for your effort.  Go to to find out more about this initiative, or contact us for information. Show them how friendly palomino people truly are.

It is this board’s goal to be responsive to you and the palomino horse.

You are important.

Marleen Cowie

PHBA-A President

[email protected]