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The New Mexico Palomino Exhibitors Association – August 2020 Update
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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January 2020 began with the new NMPEA youth horse judging team excelling at the Arizona Nationals winning First Place team and individuals in the Horse Judging and in Skill-A-Thon! Following that event, we celebrated our 2019 Year End Award Winners at our annual banquet! See more information about both events in the March 2020 newsletter.

Now, that seems like a decade ago.

The COVID-19 pandemic which swept around the globe has caused numerous disruptions, cancellations and postponements to many 2020 events including our horse shows and events. Our thoughts are with those families who have lost loved ones and those who serve on the front lines during this crisis.

While horse shows were cancelled around the state, NMPEA hosted a "virtual" show in June.

Since the NM governor and Dept. of Health have taken dramatic and extended measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our state, the NMPEA Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel our 2020 horse shows. The NM State Fair Horse Show has also been cancelled.

Please feel free to contact any or all of your board members if you have questions or want to get involved in our planning for the future. We welcome new ideas and will continue to support our mission and our members.

We appreciate your support during these uncertain times and are committed to providing a safe environment for horse shows and activities in the future whether in 2020 or further down the trail.

Please stay safe. Stay on track. We can get through this together and have a stronger and more resilient club.


Go to NMPEA 2020 Virtual Shows on Facebook and request to join group to see all info and to make your entries. Results count towards NMPEA year end awards

CANCELLED Red Chile Fiesta, August 15-16, Wright's Rockin Horse Arena, Stanley, NM, Triple Judged; Palomino, Paint, Pinto and All Breed Classes. High point awards in all divisions.

CANCELLED Fall Color Roundup, October 24-25, Expo NM (NM State Fairgrounds), Albuquerque, NM, Double Judged; Palomino, Paint, Pinto and All Breed Classes. NO BLING, FUN SHOW! Over $5,000 in awards, random prizes and cash given out in 2019! Put this show on your calendar for 2020!


2020 SHOW SEASON – November 1, 2019 through October 31, 2020

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 will be tabulated on one horse and one exhibitor team. Points for open are tabulated on horse (can have multiple exhibitors). Enrollment forms, complete rules and program flyer are available online at
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 including E-Shows hosted by NM horse clubs 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 the left hand 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're 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,

It bears repeating......
Examples of shows you can submit results from:
Virtual Show, March -May, hosted by NM Paint Horse Club.
Pecos Valley Horsemen Shows, Roswell
LandMark Mercantile shows, Las Cruces

The youth group will be coordinating our contribution to the "Golden Hospitality Award" gift baskets that will be given at the Palomino Youth World in Springfield, IL. So be thinking of "horse-related" and other "unique to New Mexico" items that we can gather up for inclusion in the basket.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact us by email. We look forward to hearing from you.

Palomino Youth World Show will be held in Springfield, IL, September, 2020. Judges for the World Show has already been announced. Judges are posted on our facebook page at or on the PHBA website at

We appreciate our generous sponsors and volunteers. Find a complete list in the every newsletter and on the VISIT OUR SPONSORS page. 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, our youth program including the NEW judging team, shows and awards. Sponsorship form available in menu to left or email Berniece at and she will email one to you.

NMPEA had a great 2019 with outstanding local and national accomplishments and recognition! We appreciate everyone showing with us. If you know of any youth or are a youth interested in horse judging (no need to own a horse), contact the youth advisor listed in newsletter.

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

PHBA world show revised dates. September 17-26, 2020 – Springfield, IL

PHBA 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.

PHBA Palomino Recreational Riding Program

The recreational riding program is open to PHBA members riding or driving any equine; including palominos, palomino bred, mules, and ponies. A one-time enrollment fee of $25.00 is due for each rider (driver)/horse combination. Logs must be submitted to PHBA and certificates are awarded at 50 hours, 100, 250, 500 and more up to 5000 hours. More information can be found on the PHBA website at

We extend a special thank you to our 2019 & 2020 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
Nancy Grice, Veguita
The Turner Family, Las Cruces
Joe Velarde
Kelly Smith, Stanley
Beverly Maeker, Corrales
Lily & Maddie Sandoval
Presley Wright & Jenni Mauny
Jena & Janice Mendez
Desert Bloom Embroidery, Los Lunas,
Kiss the Moon Equestrian Center, Edgewood
Schneiders Horse Tack
Walsh Counseling Services, Julie Walsh, Exec. Director, 505-266-0441,
Leo Pando, author of Trigger – The Lives and Legends of Roy Rogers' Palomino
One Trust Home Loans, Micheal Sandoval 505-219-0521
Montana Silversmiths,
EQyss Equine Products,
Platinum Performance,
Hugh and Betty Trotter, Double T Quarter Horses 575-680-5732
Kristi and Glenn McReynolds

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.

We appreciate everyone showing with us and look forward to seeing you at our 2020 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

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.