Color Breed Congress Comes to Tulsa
Tulsa, Okla., November 7-13, 2016 – The Pinto Horse Association of America, Inc. is proud to welcome the largest color breed horse show in the world. Colored horses from four different associations will gather for the Color Breed Congress, Nov. 7-13, 2016, at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at the Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla. This year, the Mule & Donkey Congress Show and the Ranch Horse Congress Show will be held in conjunction with the Color Breed Congress. These shows will be held Nov. 4-6, 2016 at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex.
The Color Breed Congress encompasses four separate breed shows into one. The participating breeds include: the Pinto Horse Association, Palomino Horse Breeders of America, Appaloosa Horse Club and American Buckskin Registry.
In addition to specific breed classes, exhibitors will get the chance to compete against one another in the Champion of Champion classes. These classes are designed for winners of certain youth, amateur and open classes to compete against one another for the true color champion in their respective breed and category.
With an award budget of well over $150,000, awards will be abundant during the show. Awards will include: jackets from Tioga Territory for class champions (with five or more entries), medallions for 1st-10th place in each class, Gist Silversmith custom belt buckles and Kensington Protective Products for high point winners. Scholarships will also be given this year to high point overall youth winners within each breed. The scholarships will be redeemable upon enrollment in college.
“Every year we are pleased to give out great awards to our exhibitors,” said Darrell Bilke, PtHA Exec. VP and COO. “The association would like to thank our Corporate Sponsors who help provide amazing awards for each show.”
The Cash Challenge classes will sure to be a success again, with an estimated purse of $10,000! In addition to the breeds at the show, horse registered as the following can participate: APHA, APHA Solid Paint-Bred and POAC.
National Snaffle Bit Association dual approved classes are offered in the Pinto, Palomino, Buckskin and Appaloosa breed show, including solid classes. The NSBA classes allow exhibitors to gain points in both associations, as well as to compete for more prize money.
Besides the horse competition, over 30 vendors will be in attendance at the CBC Marketplace selling everything from clothing to decorations to equipment for showing horses. This is a great time to do some shopping since the holidays are approaching.
“Please support our Corporate Partners and our many vendors who show up every year,” Bilke said. “They have something for everyone’s wants and needs; it’s never too early to start shopping for the holidays.”
For more information about the 2016 Color Breed Congress or the Mule & Donkey Congress Show and the Ranch Horse Congress Show please visit colorbreedcongress.org or contact the Pinto International Headquarters at (405) 491-0111.