Courtesy of Pinto Horse Association of America Inc.
A wide array of Pinto horses, ponies and miniatures vied to be champions at the 52nd Pinto World Championship®, held June 12 – 24 at the Built Ford Tough Livestock complex in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Exhibitors and their equines traveled far to earn an array of awards and world champion titles.
This year the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at Expo Square played host to 1,300 Pintos and more than 2,250 exhibitors from 43 states and four countries, including: Canada, Sweden, Denmark and Australia. This year, the PWC had over 30,000* judged class entries. Produced by the Pinto Horse Association of America Inc., the Pinto World Championship® showcased many disciplines for just about every type of equine, from: western pleasure, showmanship, barrel racing and much more.
Proving the Pinto World Championship isn’t all about equine competition, many special family-friendly activities were held during the two-week show in Tulsa, Okla. These included: the PWC Welcome Party Sponsored by Lopez Foods, with free food and drinks; the Youth and Amateur Ice Cream Social, PWC Costume Class and the PWC Dog Show. The show also hosted two receptions for Corporate Partners and the Red Hat Society.
This year, the Challenged Rider’s Leadline class gave challenged riders a chance to win a world champion buckle in front of their family and friends. Over five proud world champions walked away with this year’s shiniest buckle from Gist Silversmiths.
As always we look forward to seeing our exhibitors at our next events. The 2017 Color Breed Congress will be held Nov. 3-11. The Mule & Donkey Congress Show will be held in conjunction with the Color Breed Congress. The 2018 Pinto World Championships will be held June 11 – 23. The Built Ford Livestock Complex, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will host both events.
For more information about the 2017 Pinto World Championship and for complete results, please visit www.pintoworld.com. To learn more about the Association, visit www.pinto.org or call the PtHA headquarters (405) 491-0111.