TULSA - The Pinto Horse Association of America Inc. announces a new format for its annual fall horse show. The formerly Pinto Congress will become the Color Breed Congress in 2010. This new format will offer classes for horses registered with the PtHA as well as the Palomino Horse Breeders of America, International Buckskin Horse Association and the American Buckskin Registry Association. Adding the three additional breed association classes will bring new horses and colors to the annual fall show. The Color Breed Congress is set for November 3-7, 2010, at The Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla.
Produced by the Pinto Horse Association of America Inc., the 5-day competition will showcase colorful and talented horses and their exhibitors in a wide array of disciplines including English, western, barrel racing, and halter.
"This show has a reputation for maintaining high quality competition in a very relaxed atmosphere." said Darrell Bilke, Show manager and PtHA Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. "We are excited to share that with more exhibitors this year and are happy to give our fellow color breeds another opportunity to compete."
Special events at the Color Breed Congress will include a Color Breed Cash Challenge that allows any horse registered with PtHA, IBHA, ABRA, PHBA, Appaloosa Horse Club, and American Paint Horse Association to show and includes: Breeding Stock Pinto, Solid Paint-Bred and Good as Gold Palominos. A Champion of Champions class will also be a noted highlight of the show, bringing back top placers from several classes in each breed to compete against each other.
With the cooler fall weather, the social events held throughout the show will give exhibitors a chance to enjoy the season in Tulsa. Pumpkin Painting for all ages will be available, along with the annual cookout, where exhibitors and Congress visitors can come and mingle with friends and enjoy great food provided by PtHA.
A crowd and exhibitor favorite, the Hula Hoop Hoedown, will return offering the opportunity for the top six from select classes to swing their hips for prizes.
For those that need to stock up on the latest products, plenty of vendors will occupy the Color Breed Congress Trade Show throughout the five days. The vendors offer everything a horse lover could want or need and the trade show is a great place to start Christmas shopping. Tack, supplies, clothing, jewelry, furniture, trucks, trailers and much more merchandise will be available for purchase.
Incorporated in 1956, the Pinto Horse Association of America was formed to encourage the promotion of quality horses, ponies and miniatures with color and to establish a registry for maintaining their pedigrees and records. Currently, the association serves approximately 12,000 members and boasts more than 140,000 registered Pintos.
For more information about the 2010 Color Breed Congress, please visit www.colorbreedcongress.com.; All the highlights and up to date information can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/pintohorseassociation or on Twitter at twitter.com/pintohorseassoc.
Registration is mandatory in one of the approved associations to be eligible to compete in the Color Breed Congress. To find out about registering your horse, visit the following websites: Pinto Horse Association of America Inc. at pinto.org, Palomino Horse Breeders of America at palominohba.com, International Buckskin Horse Association at ibha.net, American Buckskin Registry Association at americanbuckskin.org, American Paint Horse Association at www.apha.com, or the Appaloosa Horse Club at www.appaloosa.com.
If you are looking for a nice place to eat in Tulsa please come visit us at the Green Onion Restaurant. We are an American bistro and we have been a Tulsa tradition for over 20 years. We are located at 51st and Yale only 8 minutes from the Expo center.