As we move into a new season it is also time to reward those Palomino Horse Breeders of America members that contribute so much time in and out of the show ring. Our annual convention and awards banquet in Tulsa, Oklahoma brought the best of PHBA into one location. Several committees worked together in tackling proposed rule changes along with making decisions on the direction we as members of PHBA will be headed this coming show season.
Our time in Tulsa is also spent honoring our members for all achievements earned during the 2022 PHBA show season. For the first time youth exhibitors where awarded at the PHBA National Convention. This effort brought together all our great exhibitors from youth, amateur and open classes. It was quite the sight to see our youth and their advisors on the big stage getting the recognition they deserve for all their efforts. Our hope is that this can continue being a great learning experience for the future of PHBA and PHBA National Convention.
PHBA also recognized three of our affiliate associations celebrating 80 years of membership with the PHBA those associations included Iowa Palomino Exhibitors Association, Palomino Exhibitors of Illinois, and New Mexico Palomino Exhibitors Association. The PHBA thanks these associations for their great service in promoting Palomino horse exhibition for the past 80 years and for the next 80 years.
PHBA Hall of Fame inductees where also awarded during our time in Tulsa. Our first inductee is Shinning Spark (1998 Stallion), owner Carol Rose. Hall of Fame Exhibitor inductee’s include Judy Dustin Arnold and Dawn North Minger. Hall of Fame Service inductee’s Mary Ann Fielitz, Terry and Tammy Bradshaw. PHBA is honored to have these members as part of our past, present and future of Palomino Horse Breeders.
This year will feature many special events held across the country and will be highlighted by the 2023 Palomino Horse Breeders of America World Show. The PHBA will mark 40 years of the PHBA World Show this July 4th thru July 15th in Springfield, Illinois. Several special events will be held to honor 40 years of PHBA World Show participation. These special events include a Trail Challenge, Ranch Horse Special Event, Amateur Showmanship including exhibitors from Youth, Amateur and Open classes. 2023 will once again feature The Street Party that was a huge hit during the 2022 PHBA World Show. A special thank you goes out to Terry and Tammy Bradshaw as they have once again dedicated $100,000.00 and buckles to the Amateur Halter Program classes. We look forward to seeing you all at the PHBA World Show July 5th thru July 15th 2023 in Springfield, Illinois.
On behalf of the Executive Board of the Palomino Horse Breeders of America please consider our invitation to attend and participate in the PHBA World Show and Affiliate Palomino Association Events in 2023.