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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 1947 to promote Palomino Horses in the State of New Mexico

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October 2016 Update

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Call for Officers and Board Members
The nominating committee is looking for volunteers to serve as board members and officers for 2017. Also looking for NMPEA affiliate national directors for open, amateur and youth. Get involved and help shape the future of your club! Contact Ron Morris at 505-417-6167 or any board member if you are interested in this opportunity or have any questions.

Annual Membership Meeting – Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Albuquerque
NMPEA will hold its annual general membership meeting on November 15, 2016, at 6:30 pm at Fuddrucker's in Albuquerque (on South Yale). 2017 board members and affiliate national directors will be elected. Ballots will be mailed to current members. Votes can be cast at the meeting or ballots can be returned by mail or email (to reach NMPEA by November 14). Nominations can be made from the floor at the meeting and write–ins can be made on ballots returned by mail. We'll recap 2016 activities and start plans for 2017. Join us at 6:00 pm for "no host" dinner followed by meeting at 6:30.

Annual Awards Banquet – Saturday, December 3, 2016, 6:00 pm, Los Lunas
Ribs in Los Lunas will be the site of the NMPEA 2016 awards banquet. We'll join our friends from the Paint and Pinto Clubs for a fun evening with award presentations, raffle, and meal (reservations required). Watch your mail, email or facebook for more information.

2016 Raffle – only 500 tickets available
Chances to win 1 in 125 – where can you get better odds?
Drawing to be held at Annual Awards Banquet, December 3, 2016.
Need NOT be present to win!

Grand Prize – 32" Digital TV (one award – free delivery in NM)
2nd place – $100 Chili's Restaurant Gift Certificate
3rd place – $50 Amazon Gift Card
4th place – $25 Home Depot Gift Card
Each ticket is available by making a $2.00 donation to NMPEA. Contact a board member or mail your donation to NMPEA, c\o Ron Morris, PO Box 908, Belen, NM 87002. Raffle tickets will be available at general membership meeting and at awards banquet (until sold out).

Last Date to Submit Show Results for 2016 Year End Awards – November 15th (for shows through October 31st).

Around New Mexico

• NMPEA 2016 Shows (results can be found in October 2016 newsletter)
  –   June 26, Bosque Farms, Double Judged
  –   August 20-21, Stanley, Split Combined Format, Double Judged
  –   September 20–21, Albuquerque, in conjunction with AQHA Show, Double Judged

• 4-H State Horse Show, Tucumcari
NMPEA sponsored High Point Palomino Awards at the 4-H State Horse Show in Tucumcari in July. The High Point Senior, Isabella Ivey showing Yeller, was presented with an award halter and lead.

• Ranch Horse Challenge
NMPEA contributed to the All Breed Ranch Horse Challenge held at the Green Chile Classic, July 16–17, and Red Chile Fiesta, August 20–21, in Stanley. The High Point Winner of a working saddle was Jeff Boyd. High Point Amateur was Mindie Burch. All Breed participants were also eligible for random drawings for $100 in each division – open, amateur and youth. To be eligible for High Points, exhibitors had to show both shows and in 3 of the 4 ranch challenge classes offered: Working Cowhorse or Boxing, Reining, Ranch Riding and Ranch Trail.

• SWQHA Fall Futurity Show
NMPEA awarded High Point Garment Bags to the High Point Palomino Senior Horse, Amateur and Youth at the SWQHA Fall Futurity Show Labor Day weekend in Las Cruces. Sharon MClain and Yvonne Saavedra took home the awards. Congrats!

• 2016 NM State Fair Horse Council Booth
NMPEA provided a palomino horse and volunteers to help at the NM Horse Council Booth at the NM State Fair September 11th. The club also provided free flyers identifying the parts of a horse (of course, a palomino) to fair goers who visited the Horse Council Booth.


• You can join PHBA and NMPEA at a PHBA sanctioned show

• PHBA horses (Palomino & Palomino Bred) can be registered at a PHBA sanctioned show with completed application, photos, and appropriate fees.

• PHBA youth exhibitors DO NOT have to own a horse to exhibit in PHBA classes. The youth and horse owner must be PHBA members.

• Horses enrolled in the NMPEA year-end awards program earn points towards year-end awards by competing in PHBA approved classes (palomino and palomino bred) AND up to six non-PHBA sanctioned shows held in NM (such as Quarter Horse Shows, Hunter/Jumper Events, 4-H Shows, All-Breed Shows and more). Only shows held in NM count towards the NMPEA year-end awards; but horses, exhibitors and owners need not reside in NM. Exhibitors and owners must be members of NMPEA (NMPEA affiliate memberships are available if you live outside NM). The show season is from November 1 through the following October 31. Complete rules can be found on the website,
• NMPEA awards a participation award at the year end awards banquet – each entry in a PHBA approved class held in NM enters NMPEA members in a drawing for the participation award.

Wayne Justus, Western Artist
Wayne and his wife, Cathy, joined us in August at the Red Chile Fiesta with Cathy showing two mares, one palomino and a palomino bred. Last year, Wayne Justus donated a signed and mounted print, "Countin the Strays," to NMPEA to raffle. This year, we'll have another print donated by Wayne to raffle at our awards banquet. In addition to Wayne's many accolades, he was the 2015 AQHA Horse in Art Steeldust Award winner. Wayne & Cathy have also offered to give 20% of any sale from Wayne's website (includes originals, prints and giclees). Anyone buying should tell Wayne that they are supporting NMPEA and the club will receive a check for 20%. Check out Wayne's website; there are many exciting and outstanding originals and prints for sale. Thanks, Cathy and Wayne for these generous donations and your continued support of NMPEA.

The 2017 PHBA National Convention
will be held in Tulsa, OK, March 8–11 at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa. More information about the National Convention, including registration forms, will be posted on the PHBA website,

2016 Officers and Board Members:
President – Ron Morris, email – , phone (505) 417-6167
Vice-President – Nancy Grice, email –
Secretary – Tanya Dodds, email –
Treasurer – Berniece Zielke, email –
Board Members – Donna Fowler
Marcus McClain, email –
PHBA Affiliate National Directors – Ron Morris, Nancy Grice, Tanya Dodds
PHBA Affiliate Alternate National Directors – Berniece Zielke and Marcus McClain
PHBA Affiliate Amateur National Directors – Nancy Grice, Berniece Zielke, Tanya Dodds
PHBA Affiliate Amateur Alternate National Director – Sharon McClain
PHBA Affiliate Youth National Directors – Mariah Montoya and Yvonne Saavedra
PHBA Affiliate Youth Alternate National Director – Ethanee Rodriguez
Field Inspectors – Ron Morris, Nancy Grice & Dr. Jason Turner

We extend a special thank you to our 2016 sponsors and volunteers! Please support our commercial sponsors and say "Thanks" on your next visit.
Onate Feed, Albuquerque South Valley,
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, Albuquerque North Valley,
Sierra Cleaners, Belen, 505-864-5934
Sharon & Marcus McClain, Santa Fe
Ron Morris & Berniece Zielke, Belen,
Barbara Quintana, Albuquerque
Carlos Saavedra, Albuquerque
Lillian Creel, Albuquerque
Kay Coen, Espanola
Tanya Dodds, Albuquerque
Nancy Grice, Veguita
Wayne & Cathy Rae Justus, Colorado,

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

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.