Youth President’s Message

Kate Roehrs, PHBA-Y President 2022-2023

Warmer weather and sunny days are finally in sight! With winter falling behind us the 2023 show season draws near!

It was wonderful to see friendly faces and meet so many new ones at this year’s Palomino Convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Youth Board was hard at work reaching out to sponsors and connecting with their Golden Hospitality contacts face-to-face. I’m so proud of their team effort while we prepare for the World Show in Springfield, Illinois this coming July.

With our focus on the youngsters of our association, I would like to thank Steve Tidwell and Mary Ann Fielitz for their sponsorship so we can have a reduced leadline price again. Senior sunset will also take place again with Kim Dolan, Tom Craun, and myself sponsoring the delicious cookies made by Marnie Ide (Twisted Cookie Co).

Our theme days for the World Show will be as follows, Neon, Camo, Jersey, and Disney. Make sure to pack those outfits to match those themes. I can’t wait to see the creative ideas you come up with!

For those who would like to get involved with sponsoring World Show classes, magazine advertisements, or prizes to give out to exhibitors, feel free to reach out to our office at [email protected].

I am excited to announce that Hoos The Boss (Hugo) and myself were accepted into the Grand March for Midwest Horse Fair in Maddison, Wisconsin. I am proud to be able to represent the Palomino Horse Breeders Association this April. This is an amazing opportunity to advertise PHBA. There will be over 500 vendor booths selling merchandise and tack for interests of all levels. Hundreds of seminars, educational events, and clinics are held and presented by the top horsemen in the country. Different breeds are represented during the breed demonstrations in the arenas, and the Youth Board has been working to put together a demo to show off the Palominos.

See you at the upcoming shows!

Kate Roehrs