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 show records and pedigrees. The PtHA® has evolved through the years and now has three separate registries: the Color Registry, the Solid Registry, and the Long Ear registry. All equines, no matter the size or breeding, can now qualify to be registered in one of the three PtHA® Registries. With a variety of classes and programs for every level of horseman, PtHA® has a “SPOT” for everyone. Currently, the association serves approximately 88,000 members and boasts more than 157,000 registered Pintos.
2021 Pinto World Championship Show Recap
BETHANY, Okla. – The Pinto World Championship Show held in Tulsa, Okla., had over 8,500 entries in 768 classes with a variety of 2,383 equines through the gate to include horses, miniature horses, mules, donkeys and miniature donkeys. Our online webcast audience totaled 51,000 with over 195,000 streams. Our exhibitors traveled from 44 U.S. states and one Canadian providence.
“We had the largest number of entries in the 2021 Pinto World Championship show than in past shows,” said Darrell Bilke, Chief Operating Officer of Pinto Horse Association of America.
There was amazing participation in special classes such as Shorty’s Charity Walk Trot, Open Versatility, Mini Versatility and Mini Barrel Calcutta. There was also classes with WCHA Yellow Rose Futurity and the Long Ear World Championship.
“Congratulations to all our exhibitors and a huge thank you to all of our staff for putting on such a great show,” said Bilke.
$750,000 in prizes were awarded during the Pinto World Championship to include Gist buckles, Herron Tack carts, Shorty’s Caboy Hat, Tioga Territory jackets and more! Thank you and congratulations to all the exhibitors who joined us for the Pinto World Championship show 2021. Don’t forget to join us for Color Breed Congress Nov 5 – 13 in Tulsa, OKLA.
PtHA RULE CHANGES FOR 2021
For 2021, the PtHA will not be printing new Rulebooks. A supplement for 2021 is available on our website www.pinto.org.
• Height Classification and Requirements - Miniatures will now be measured at the withers instead of last hair of the mane. The height classifications have changed to accommodate this change.
• Utility Horse Exhibition - Performance class gaits for Utility Division will be changed to Walk and Jog for western and Walk and Trot for English/Hunter classes.
• Gaits for Gaited horses - If a gaited horse is present in the class with Saddle Type horses, the gaits called will be: walk, easiest gait, lope/canter. Easiest gait is defined as not a trot, two diagonal feet moving in the same direction at the same time (i.e. running walk, ambling gait, rack).
• Classic and Country Pleasure Driving- equines may not cross enter at PtHA shows.
• Longe Line - Scoring system has been changed to match the NSBA rules and score sheet. Exhibitors may show up to two (2) entries per class.
• Addition of a Two-Year-Old Longe Line class.
• Addition of a Two-Year-Old Long Lining/Ground Driving class. This class should demonstrate aptitude, basic skills and confidence for preliminary
driving. It utilizes a figure 8 pattern. Corresponding score sheet available.