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.
"The Champion of Champion classes are a fun and great way for exhibitors to showcase their skills and breeds in front of the entire audience," said Darrell Bilke, PtHA Exec. VP and COO. "Seeing all these breeds at one event is an amazing sight."
With an award budget of well over $150,000, awards will be abundant during the show. They include: jackets from Tioga Territory for class champions (with five or more entries), medallions for 1st-6th place in each class, Gist Silversmith custom belt buckles and Kensington Protective Products for high points. Scholarships will also be given this year to the high point overall youth within each breed. A total of $2,500.00 will be divided between the four breeds. The scholarships will be redeemable upon enrollment in college.
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.
While partaking in the horse show, be sure to check out the CBC Market Place for great merchandise. Held in conjunction with the show, over 30 vendors from across the country will display an array of goods. This is a great opportunity to do some shopping.
"The Color Breed Congress has something for everyone," Bilke said. "We hope you come to Tulsa to enjoy this great event."
For more information about the 2014 Color Breed Congress or the WDAA World Show please check out the website at www.colorbreedcongress.com or contact the Pinto International Headquarters at (405) 491-0111.
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. Currently, the association serves approximately 12,000 members and boasts more than 145,000 registered Pintos.