President’s Message

Lowanda McDowell, Asheboro, NC

2019-2021 PHBA President


Well, it has been busy year and we are in unchartered water.   However, we will be stronger on the other side of this pandemic as long as we work together.  As I am sure you know by now the 2020 National Convention has been canceled and our Executive Board will continue to serve you in the same capacity until elections can be held at the 2021 National Convention.   PHBA’s entire leadership team has worked diligently to make sure that decisions were made to keep our membership safe and keep PHBA moving forward.

There will be a form emailed to you in regard to Convention registration fees that were paid.  This form will give you the option to either have your registration fee refunded or donated to PHBA.  Any donated fees will help cover our general expenses.  The form will need to be signed and sent to the PHBA office by May 4, 2020 and any refunds will be mailed out on May 8, 2020.

At this time the Executive Board is working on solutions for many items.  Please be patient and know that we are working towards the best solutions for PHBA.  The website will be updated regularly so that you will have information as quickly as we have solid solutions.

I know many of you are enduring hard times both with your APA’s and personally.  I pray that you will keep a positive attitude and commit to learning new things from this trying time.  It seems to me that the barn and practice arena are about the safest places to be.  Embrace the opportunity to spend more time with your family, both human and four-legged.

At this time we are moving forward with plans for our 2020 World Show in Springfield and will keep you updated via e-blast and on the website.  If you haven’t sponsored a class yet please get in touch with the office.  We need every World Show class sponsored.  Our youth and amateurs have been working hard on this and I am very proud of their efforts.  We are hoping for a record breaking turnout and lots of fun and fellowship.  Please make plans to attend!

Be Blessed!

Lowanda McDowell