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The New Mexico Palomino Exhibitors Association
is the state affiliate of the Palomino Horse Breeders of America (PHBA). NMPEA was formed in 1943 to promote Palomino Horses in the State of New Mexico

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New Mexico Palomino Exhibitor Association – March 2019 Newsletter

Deadline for Registration and Transfer Special – March 31, 2019
PHBA is reducing registration and transfer fees through March 31, 2019 (postmark date). Current membership required when registering or transferring ownership of a horse. Registration special includes Palomino and Palomino Bred and Color & Conformation Registry (for horses not registered with another breed association that PHBA recognizes, geldings and spayed mares only; all horses must meet color and conformation requirements). After March 31, 2019, PHBA will reinstate the regular registration and transfer fee schedule. Forms available online at
Special Registration Fee $50 plus membership required
Special Transfer Fee $20 plus membership required

Spring TACK SALE at Paul's Veterinary Supply – Saturday, April 6th. Clean out your tack room and closets and reserve a spot to sell for $10. Call Paul's at 505-341-9401. OR come by and buy! Always great deals to be made on tack, working gear, supplies, show clothes and more!

2019 NMPEA Youth Officers
    – Denny, President
    – Presley, Vice-President
    – Kyrah, Secretary
    – John, Treasurer

2019 Youth Advisors – Jason and Mindy Turner, email To fill out the Board of Directors for the NMPEA Youth Association, we are asking our youth members to serve in that capacity. If you are willing to serve on the youth board, please send us an email with your name (or preferred nickname) and email with a short note on your willingness to serve. We need your input so that we can have an active and enjoyable experience for our youth in 2019.

Youth Meeting – April 13th at Spring Salsa Show in Albuquerque.
Since our shows are not until August, September, and October, it will be awhile before we can get together at an NMPEA show. However, we know that many of you also participated in the NM 4-H Horse Show series last year, so we hope to arrange for a short meeting at the Spring Salsa Sensation 4-H Horse Show on April 13th-14th, 2019 at EXPO NM, Albuquerque NM. We'll try to pick a time where we can have a lunch meeting on Saturday to get together and have pizza and visit. Please let us know if we can expect to see you there or not and provide agenda items for discussion. The youth group will need to coordinate preparing a "Golden Hospitality Awards" gift basket from NMPEA to be given at the Palomino Youth World in Tunica, MS, in July 2019. So be thinking of "horse-related" and other "unique to New Mexico" items that we can gather up for inclusion in the basket. You can bring donated items for the basket to the youth meeting on April 13. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact us by email.
We look forward to hearing from you and meeting with you at the April 13, 2019 horse show at Expo NM. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.
NMPEA will also be awarding Palomino High Points for 4-H Novice, Junior and Senior Divisions at this show.

The PHBA Youth Group has an awesome Facebook page to follow! In addition to National Youth News, they post a weekly review of rules: some obscure and some everyone needs to know. Check it out!

2019 SHOW DATES (PHBA Sanctioned Shows):
Red Chile Fiesta, August 17-18, Wright's Rockin Horse Arena, Stanley, NM, Triple Judged; Palomino, Buckskin, Paint, Pinto and All Breed Classes
NM State Fair Palomino Show, September Dates TBA, Expo NM, Albuquerque, NM
NEW SHOW, October 26-27, Expo NM (NM State Fairgrounds), Albuquerque, NM, Double Judged; Palomino, Buckskin, Paint, Pinto and All Breed Classes

Effective January 1, 2019, the PHBA National Point Scale was revised. National points are now awarded when there are two exhibitors in a class (Palomino or Palomino Bred classes) with the 1st place horse earning one point. The rest of the point schedule remains the same. See point schedule in attached newsletter.

November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019

Nomination fees for enrollment in NMPEA year end awards program: $20 enrollment fee per horse allows one horse to be shown by any exhibitor in any division for one fee. Exhibitor(s) and horse owner(s) must be members of PHBA and NMPEA. Points for amateur and youth are tabulated on a one horse and one exhibitor team. Points for open are tabulated on horse (can have multiple exhibitors). Enrollment forms, complete rules and program flyer can be found in menu on left side of this page.
Points from all PHBA sanctioned classes held in NM will count towards NMPEA year end awards and a horse must show in at least one PHBA sanctioned class held in NM to be eligible for year end awards. AND, up to six non sanctioned shows held in NM can be SUBMITTED BY AN EXHIBITOR to count towards NMPEA year end awards. Mail or email report card (or acceptable substitute) to point keeper no later than 30 days after the end of a show or event (or by November 15th if show is October 15th or later). Report cards can be found on menu of left side of this page.
If you have questions about your membership, showing, and/or awards; please be sure to ask prior to your first show. Make sure all your -i's- are dotted and -t's- are crossed so you are eligible for year end awards. Memberships and most other business can be taken care of at a show prior to showing. Shoot us an email, or message us on Facebook,

Examples of shows you can submit results from:
Spring Salsa Sensation, April 13-14, Albuquerque
Pecos Valley Horsemen Shows, Roswell
Green Chile Classic, July 20-21, Stanley
Any 4-H Shows in NM
Land of Enchantment Quarter Horse Show, Albuquerque And more......

When you pay a membership to the national palomino association, PHBA (Palomino Horse Breeders of America), it includes your NMPEA membership if you reside in NM.
The membership card you receive from PHBA designates which state affiliate you belong to. If there is not an active state affiliate in the state where you reside, you can designate what state affiliate you wish to be a member of on your membership application form. NMPEA also offers affiliate memberships to those who reside outside NM so that an exhibitor can compete for NMPEA year end awards. The NMPEA membership received from PHBA allows you to vote in NMPEA elections, and hold office in NMPEA and as a state affiliate national director, and to participate in programs offered by NMPEA such as the year end award awards program and participation awards. Some programs require an additional fee to help fund the program.

– see the March newsletter for year end results at the state level AND at the national level where several of our NM youth made top ten lists! Attached newsletter also includes photos!

More photos and breaking news can be found on the NMPEA facebook page at

Thanks everyone for showing with us in 2018!

Palomino Performance Program (P3)
For those of you unfamiliar with the P3 Program, it is open to registered PHBA Palomino and Palomino Bred horses showing in classes other than PHBA classes. The show record becomes part of your horse's permanent show record.
Enrollment is $20 annually for one horse/one rider. Report cards must be submitted to PHBA for them to record and tabulate points. Certificates are awarded at 25, 50, and 100 points earned within the calendar year. More information can be found on the PHBA website at This is a separate program from the NMPEA year end awards program.

2019 NMPEA Officers and Board Members
Ron Morris – President, email –, phone (505) 417-6167
Nancy Grice, Vice- President, email –
Marcus McClain – Secretary, email –
Berniece Zielke – Treasurer, email –
Board members – Donna Fowler, email –, and Jason Turner, email –
Youth Advisors – Jason and Mindy Turner, email –

2019 NMPEA National Directors – Ron Morris, Jason Turner, Kristine Bowker, email –

Alternates– Nancy Grice, Berniece Zielke
2019 Inspectors – Ron Morris, Jason Turner, Nancy Grice

2019 NMPEA Amateur National Directors – Nancy Grice, Marcus McClain, Berniece Zielke
Alternate – Sharon McClain

We extend a special thank you to our 2018 & 2019 sponsors and volunteers!
Be sure to visit our sponsorship page!

Old Mill Farm & Ranch Supply, Los Chavez, Belen and Moriarty, 505-865-5432
Paul's Veterinary Supply, Albuquerque, 505-341-9401
Dan's Boots and Saddles, Los Ranchos,
Ron Morris and Berniece Zielke, Belen,
Sharon and Marcus McClain, Santa Fe
Sierra Cleaners, Belen, 505-864-5934
Susan Blakely, New Jersey
Donna Fowler, Albuquerque
Wayne and Cathy Rae Justus, Colorado,
Ray and Patti Martinez, Arizona,
Carlos, Margaret and Yvonne Saavedra, Albuquerque
Kay Coen, Espanola
Lillian Creel, Albuquerque
Nancy Grice, Veguita
Roland and Diana Martinez, Albuquerque
Suella Boyd, Laguna
The Turner Family, Las Cruces
Malory Olisar, Corrales
Joe Velarde
Kelly Smith, Stanley
Beverly Maeker, Corrales
El Pinto Restaurant, Albuquerque's North Valley
Paradise Village Electronic Specialists, Albuquerque
Santa Fe Trail Realty, Maggie Chavez, 505-913-9393, ,
Javier's Lath and Plaster, Santa Fe, 505-780-5131
Desert Bloom Embroidery, Los Lunas,
Kiss the Moon Equestrian Center, Edgewood

We appreciate our generous sponsors and volunteers. If you would like to become a sponsor or know someone who would, please contact Ron Morris. Sponsorships start at $10 for a friend of NMPEA to $500 for a GOLD sponsor. Any amount is appreciated and goes to promote palominos, outreach programs (such as 4-H and the NM Horse Council Booth at the NM State Fair), shows and awards. A printable sponsorship form can be found to the left.

For our NEW October show we will partner with the NM Paint, Pinto, and Buckskin clubs for a fun, end of season show featuring "core" (basic) classes and add some fun classes. We're hoping to add more class awards (through 5th place in all classes, if possible) to encourage more first time, novice youth and amateur exhibitors. SPONSORS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS SHOW! Help encourage all our exhibitors and sponsor a class or two or high points (multiple sponsorship levels are available and we gladly accept "in kind" donations of grooming supplies and equipment, tack, gift certificates and more). All sponsors will be recognized at show, in our newsletters, and on our facebook and web pages. We greatly appreciate any sponsorship you can provide
NMPEA had a great 2018 with a lot of growth and outstanding local and national recognition. We appreciate everyone showing with us and look forward to seeing you at our 2019 shows.

Ron Morris
NMPEA President
PO Box 908
Belen, NM 87002
(505) 417-6167
email –

Visit NMPEA on the web at or on facebook at /nmpalomino

PHBA (Palomino Horse Breeders of America) National Convention – March 13-16, 2019 – Tulsa, OK

NMPEA is organized for the purpose of
exhibiting, promoting, stimulating interest
and providing means for improving
the Palomino Horse and
further the interest of its members
through cooperation and collaboration with the
Palomino Horse Breeders of America, Inc. (PHBA). NMPEA shall also encourage publicity and sale of the Palomino Horse Breed.