Individual- Individual Membership. All individuals 19 years of age or older, as of January 1st of the calendar year, must have a current Individual Membership in order to show or conduct business with PtHA, as an Owner or Exhibitor of a Pinto. Individual membership holders may exhibit Pintos in Open Division classes.
AMATEUR- All exhibitors 19 years of age or older, as of January 1st of the calendar year, must have an Amateur card on file in order to participate in any Amateur Division class. In order to qualify for an Amateur card, the individual must not receive remuneration for equine activities as outlined in the PtHA Rulebook, Amateur Status section. Amateurs are divided by age group, Junior (19-39), Senior (40-54), and Elite (55 and over). Eligibility is granted per year and must be renewed yearly.
YOUTH- Any owner or exhibitor 18 years of age and younger, as of January 1st of the calendar year, must have a current Youth membership on file in order to show or conduct business with PtHA, as an Owner or Exhibitor of a Pinto. Youth are divided by age group, Junior (13 & Under) and Senior (14-18).
NOVICE- The purpose of the Novice program is to aid in raising the confidence level of the person who has little or no experience in the show ring or is new to riding/handling equine. In order to qualify for the Novice program, a person must have earned less than 50 points in a given class. Novice status is granted on a per class basis. Novice applications must be submitted to the PtHA office before showing in any Novice class to verify eligibility. Eligibility is granted per year and must be renewed yearly.
WALK/TROT- Amateur- Exhibitors must have a current Amateur card on file with PtHA in order to participate in Amateur Walk/Trot classes. There is no pre-qualification for these classes, the division is not listed on your Amateur membership card. Exhibitors entering into any Walk/Trot class may not enter any other class requiring a lope/canter at that show. Classes may be run as 19 & Over, or be split by age division (Jr, Sr, Elite). Amateur Walk/Trot division Showmanship classes are conducted as a Walk Only class.
Youth- Exhibitors must have a current Youth card on file with PtHA in order to participate in Youth Walk/Trot classes. There is no pre-qualification for these classes, the division is not listed on your Youth membership card. Exhibitors entering into any Walk/Trot class may not enter any other class requiring a lope/canter, or Leadline class, at that show. Classes must be run as 10 & Under or 11-18. These age divisions may not be combined.
Family Relationship Forms- Forms must be submitted to the PtHA Office is a Youth or Amateur exhibitor does not owner the Pinto they are showing, but the Pinto is owned by an immediate family member. Youth or Amateur exhibiting a Pinto not owned by a family member must have a current lease on file with the PtHA Office.
Leases- Leases are required for all Youth and Amateur showing an equine not owned by an immediate family member. Leases must be filed with the PtHA Office prior to showing. Leases expire at the end of the calendar year or earlier. They may not carryover between calendar years. Leases are not required to show in any Open Division class. Both Owner and Leasee must have current memberships with PtHA in order for the lease to be processed. Owner are automatically on the lease certificate and are allowed to show the horse as well as the leasee.
Transfers- Transfers must be completed in the PtHA Office. If the equine is not transferred in to the current owners name before the equine is shown, points can be withheld until proper paperwork is completed. Original registration certificates must accompany all transfer reports. If original certificate has been lost or destroyed, or any additional transferring issue arise, please contact the PtHA Office.
How to Read Performance Record- A Performance Record will list all points earned by an equine or exhibitor with PtHA. The ROM Code is the abbreviation of the class. ROM Codes can be found here. It will also list if the points were earned in Open (OP), Youth (YA) or Amateur (AO) Division classes. Points from different divisions are not combined for Lifetime awards, such as ROMs or ROEs. Youth and Amateur points are calculated by Unit (Pinto/Exhibitor combination).
Local Shows - Local shows are hosted by PtHA Charters or other equine clubs as listed on the show information on the PtHA Website with 1-4 judges. Local shows choose the class offerings based on their clientele. You must contact the hosting group for local show information or requests.
Jubilee- Jubilee shows must be hosted by 2 or more Approved PtHA Charters, with 3 judges. Exhibitors receive points from each judge and the points from the Average Card, totaling 4 sets of points. Jubilee show hosts choose the class offerings based on their clientele. You must contact the hosting group for local show information or requests.
Entries- There are no pre-qualifications required to enter the Pinto World Championships or the Color Breed Congress shows. All pre-entries must be postmarked by the published pre-entry deadline. Forms must be completed in full and submitted with payment in order to be accepted. All classes you wish to pre-enter must be on the entry form. Any class added after the pre-entry deadline will be subject to the late entry cost. You may enter up to the day before the class by 6pm at the Show Office at the post entry fee price as applicable to the time frame in which you sign up. If you are planning on NSBA Classes, see NSBA Classes below. You may participate in NSBA Dual approved classes without signing up for the NSBA portion of that class.
Pinto World- All Owners and Exhibitors must be current PtHA Members in order to show. All Equine must be registered with PtHA in order to show. Equine may NOT be registered on site. All registrations, transfers, and leases must be completed with the National PtHA Office.
Color Breed Congress- All Owners and Exhibitors must be current Members with the Association in which they are showing. All Equine must be registered with the Association in which they are showing. Equine may NOT be registered on site for any breed. For any breed, except PtHA, you must include a copy of the registration papers and membership cards for Owner and Exhibitors with the entry forms. Show Office staff is not able to look up Membership IDs or Registration IDs in lieu of missing documentation.
Stalls- Stall reservation forms must be post marked by the published pre-entry date or be subject to the published late fee price. Stall assignments are based on the stall locations previously established at past PWC/CBC Shows. Please see the published premium book for assignment guidelines and additional stalling rules. Stall assignments will not be posted or announced before the show. You must check in at the Stalling Office with appropriate health certificates in order to receive your stalling location. When checking in, you must provide the name your stall reservation is under. Example: If your trainer listed their name on your reservation, you must give the trainer’s name instead of your name. If the incorrect name is given, we will not be able to locate your reservation.
High Point Awards- In order to receive a High Point Award in any division, you must provide the Owner/Leasee/Exhibitor Social Security Number on your entry form’s W9. All awards won over $600 in value will be subject to 1099 Tax Reporting Forms per the IRS for that calendar year. Open High Points must have the Owner or current Leasee’s Social Security Number. Amateur Exhibitors must have the exhibitors Social Security Number. Youth Exhibitors 18 years of age must provide their own Social Security Number, however, Youth Exhibitors 17 & Under can provide their own or a Parent/Legal Guardian’s Social Security Number. The Awards given per division are published in each shows Premium Book.
NSBA Classes- Youth & Amateur NSBA dual approved classes award NSBA points and a trophy for the first place NSBA exhibitor. Open NSBA Dual approved classes award NSBA points, trophy to first place NSBA equine, and payout. Due to the Open class payout, Open NSBA classes require you to provide the Owner Social Security Number on your entry form’s W9. NSBA Dual Approved classes require both Owner & Exhibitor’s current NSBA memberships. Copies of the NSBA membership cards must be submitted with your entry forms. NSBA Dual Approved classes do not need an NSBA Registration paper or SIF (Stallion Incentive Fund) certificate.
The Annual PtHA Convention is open to all PtHA Members to attend. Some Meetings are only for certain Committees; however, most meetings and seminars are open for any member to sit in and/or voice opinions.
Hall of Fame Banquet & Pinto Heritage Foundation Auction- The Hall of Fame Banquet serves to honor & induct nominated PtHA Members & Equine to the PtHA Hall of Fame. Before the banquet, the Pinto Heritage Foundation Auction is held to raise money toward Pinto Heritage Foundation Programs, including Youth Scholarships, Professional Horsemen’s Crisis Fund, and more. Banquet tickets are available for purchase. Contact the PtHA Office or download the Convention Registration form here.
Seminars- PtHA offers two free Seminars during the Convention. The Show Management Seminar covers all aspects of PtHA Shows, from creating showbills and receiving approval to running the show and finalizing results. The second is the Field Representative Seminar where members are able to learn how to properly register equine for PtHA and/or become approved Field Reps. The seminar covers rules for registering, specifics on types, divisions, and sizes, and preparing proper photo submissions.
Committee Meetings- Each Committee is made up of current PtHA Members who have applied to serve on a committee. PtHA has the following committees: Registration, Amateur, Youth, International, Rule Book, Show & Contest, Membership & Marketing, and Professional Horsemen. If you are interested in serving on a Committee, please contact the PtHA Office.
Awards Banquet- The Awards banquet serves to honor PtHA Members who have achieved Lifetime and Year End awards for the previous show season. Banquet tickets are available for purchase. Contact the PtHA Office or download the Convention Registration form here.
SOAR- The Select Opportunities And Rewards (SOAR) Program is designed to reward members for spending time with their Pinto, in and out of the show ring. Earn Credits by Riding, Driving or working In Hand in Non-competition and by earning points in Non-PtHA shows. Credits are accumulated to earn prizes at specific levels from 100-20,000 Credits.
Futurities- The Futurity programs are to promote the Studs/Jacks, Breeding programs, and Progeny of the Pinto equines with the opportunity to compete for cash prizes at the Color Breed Futurity, in conjunction with the Color Breed Congress. There are two Futurities in which you may sign up, Stock/Hunter type Horses or Long Ear Division.
Professional Horsemens Assoc.- The Pinto Professional Horsemens Assoc is a committee made up of primarily Trainers that promote and uphold the integrity of the Pinto Horse Association.