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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

Join us in celebrating our 75th Anniversary in 2018!

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July 2018 Update

NMPEA invites you to join us

    •  Membership in PHBA includes an affiliate membership in your state or local palomino club.
    •  You can join PHBA and NMPEA at a PHBA sanctioned show.
    •  NMPEA affiliate memberships are available for exhibitors who live outside of NM.
    •  Membership forms are available to download in menu on left side of this page.

    •  Shows include classes for open, amateur and youth exhibitors.
    •  Most shows offer classes for palomino, palomino bred and all breed horses (see individual show premiums).
    •  Show high point awards in all divisions.
    •  PHBA horses (Palomino and Palomino Bred) can be registered at a PHBA sanctioned show (prior to showing) with completed application, photos, and appropriate fees.
    •  PHBA youth exhibitors DO NOT have to own the horse to exhibit in PHBA classes. The youth and the owner must be paid members of PHBA.

Year End Awards
    •  NMPEA offers a year end awards program for both palomino and palomino bred horses.
    •  To be eligible for NMPEA yearend awards, the horse must be enrolled.
    •  A $20 annual enrollment fee allows a horse to be exhibited in all divisions – youth, amateur and open
    •  Exhibitors and owners do not have to be residents of NM to compete for NMPEA awards but do have to be members of NMPEA
    •  Points can be earned at PHBA sanctioned shows and at up to six other non-sanctioned shows. Shows must be held in NM.
    •  Show season – November 1, 2017 – October 31, 2018
    •  See Year End Award Rules and/or enrollment form for more information.

    •  NMPEA offers awards to Palominos around NM at other local and 4-H horse shows. Contact Ron Morris at if interested in more information about this program
    •  NMPEA provides a palomino for the NM Horse Council Booth at the NM State Fair in September where fair goers can meet and pet a horse up close.


GREEN CHILE DAYS – the premium and entry form are on the left hand side of the page
JUNE 2, 2018 – Valencia County Fairgrounds Horseman's Arena, Belen
    •  Double Judged / Single Day
    •  Hosted by Pinto Horse Association of NM
    •  Offering
          –   Palomino Classes for Open, Amateur (including Amateur Walk/Trot Classes), Youth and Youth Walk/Trot
          –   Open Palomino Bred Classes
          –   Pinto Classes for Open, Amateur and Youth
          –   Solid Bred Pinto Open Classes
          –   All-breed Classes for Open and Youth (including adult and amateur walk/trot classes)
          –   High Point Awards in All Divisions

AUGUST 18–19, 2018 – Wright's Arena, Stanley
    •  Triple Judged
    •  Split/Combined Format
    •  Co–Hosted by NM Palomino Exhibitors, NM Paint Horse Club and Pinto Horse Assoc. of NM
    •  Offering
          –   Palomino Classes for Open, Amateur (including Amateur Walk/Trot Classes), Youth and Youth Walk/Trot
          –   Palomino Bred Classes for Open, Amateur and Youth
          –   Paint Classes for Open, Amateur, Novice Amateur, Amateur Walk/Trot, Youth and Youth Walk/Trot age 5– 10
          –   Solid Bred Paint Classes for Open, Amateur and Youth
          –   Pinto Classes for Open, Amateur, Amateur Walk/Trot, and Youth
          –   Solid Pinto Classes
          –   All–breed Classes for Open, Amateur, and Youth (including numerous walk/trot classes)
          –   Ranch Horse Classes
    •  High Point Awards in All Divisions
    •  Join us for an exhibitor get–together

SEPTEMBER 15–16, 2018
EXPO NM Horse Arena, Albuquerque
    •  Double Judged / Split Combined Format
    •  Concurrent with AQHA show

November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018
Enroll your horse in the NMPEA year end awards program before your first show and start earning points towards yearend awards! You can enroll during the show season but points towards yearend awards will only count after enrollment is paid. Points can be earned at PHBA approved shows (palomino and palomino bred) and up to six non-sanctioned shows held in NM (such as Quarter Horse Shows, Hunter/Jumper Events, 4-H Shows, All-Breed Shows and more) . Only points from shows held in NM count towards yearend awards and a horse must be shown in at least one PHBA approved class at a show in NM. Membership in NMPEA and PHBA required but horses, exhibitors and owners need not be NM residents. Check your PHBA membership card to make sure your NM affiliate membership is current (NMPEA affiliate memberships are available if you live outside NM or you are a life member of PHBA). Complete rules can be found on this website and a summary is listed on the enrollment form. NMPEA also awards a participation award at our year end banquet. Each entry in a PHBA approved class offered in NM enters NMPEA members in a drawing for the participation award plus an entry is earned by members for volunteering at an NMPEA sponsored show.

NMPEA Year End Awards Program Enrollment Checklist
    •  Mail or email forms (and mail fee) to point keeper prior to the first show date you will be using towards yearend awards: c/o Ron Morris, PO Box 908, Belen, NM 87002, email (or enrollment can be made at a NMPEA sponsored show prior to showing)
    •  Completed enrollment form (can be downloaded online from menu on this website)
    •  $20.00 annual enrollment fee per horse (allows a horse to be shown in all divisions – open, amateur and youth).
    •  Copy(ies) of current PHBA membership card(s) for exhibitor(s) and owner(s)
    •  Copy of horse's PHBA registration papers
    •  Show Report Card Checklist (report card available on this website)
    •  Mail or email report card (or acceptable substitute) to point keeper no more than 30 days after the end of show or event (or by November 15th if show is October 15th or later).
    •  Copy of show premium (class list)

2018 Officers and Board Members:
President – Ron Morris, email –, phone (505) 417-6167
Vice-President – Nancy Grice, email –
Secretary – Marcus McClain, email –
Treasurer – Berniece Zielke, email –

Board Members:
Donna Fowler email –
Dr. Jason Turner email –

PHBA Affiliate National Directors – Ron Morris and Marcus McClain
PHBA Affiliate Alternate National Directors – Berniece Zielke
PHBA Affiliate Amateur National Directors – Nancy Grice, Berniece Zielke, Sharon McClain
PHBA Affiliate Amateur Alternate National Director – Marcus McClain
PHBA Affiliate Youth National Directors – Mariah Montoya and Yvonne Saavedra
PHBA Affiliate Youth Alternate National Director – Denny Turner
Field Inspectors – Ron Morris, Nancy Grice and Dr. Jason Turner

We extend a special thank you to our 2017 sponsors and volunteers:
Old Mill Farm & Ranch Supply, Los Chavez, Belen and Moriarty, 505-865-5432
Onate Feed, Albuquerque South Valley,
Paul's Veterinary Supply, Albuquerque, 505-341-9401
Sierra Cleaners, Belen, 505-864-5934
Carlos, Margaret and Yvonne Saavedra, Albuquerque
Ron Morris & Berniece Zielke, Belen,
Ray and Patti Martinez, Arizona,
Tanya Dodds, Albuquerque
Susan Blakely, New Jersey
Lillian Creel, Albuquerque
Nancy Grice, Veguita
Wayne & Cathy Rae Justus, Colorado,
Kay Coen, Espanola


PHBA World Show Dates – July 11–21, 2018, Tunica, MS

Check out the PHBA Palomino Performance Program at! Your accomplishments in the show arena at shows that are NOT PHBA sanctioned can be recorded on your horse’s permanent PHBA record and recognition awards can be earned starting at 25 points. Annual enrollment is necessary and show results must be submitted to PHBA. Note: This is a separate program from the NMPEA awards program.

2018 PHBA Rulebook is available online at or one can be requested by contacting Terri Green at email:

We look forward to seeing you at our NM shows in 2018! Bring your palomino, palomino bred, paint, pinto and/or all breed horses and friends for some friendly competition.

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.