YOU are the reason why the Palomino has been cherished by so many and is globally accepted by 17 breeds of horses.

YOU are why there is one family of equestrians who knows your equine partner must be adorned in gold.

Only YOU can memorialize those who have made a difference in your life. Tell us their story.

Mare and Foal by Orren Mixer


The Palomino Horse Breeders Heritage Foundation provides you with an opportunity to make meaningful and positive contributions that impact the Palomino Horse, their owners and to recognize those who made significant sacrifices to preserve the history and perpetuate the future of the Palomino Horse.

“If I could teach the kids to identify and appreciate their natural environment, then they will have a sense of place and care about Weston.” - Roy Rogers (”Weston”)

Owner of Allen's Gold Zephyr ( Trigger Jr.)
PHBA ID 4055

Mare and Foal by Orren Mixer
Chester Upham Home and birthplace of PHBA

At the suggestion of Chester R. Upham, a group of interested Palomino owners and enthusiasts met at this Mandeville Canyon Ranch in Santa Monica, CA, for the purpose of forming a Palomino registry and association.

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Who We Are

Our History & Heritage

We honor the story, celebrate the history, and memorialize the achievements of all Palomino horse.

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Beyond the Archives

Your Palomino story matters to us. Through scholarships, professional development and collecting memories, we preserve the Palomino's legacy for you.

Champion Recognition
Planned Giving

About Our Leadership

The Palomino Horse Breeders of America began in 1941, and throughout the years volunteers have refined and enhanced the strong Palomino Horse family bond.

Together We Make a Difference

Your contributions to the Heritage Foundation make it possible to preserve and recognize the history of the Palomino Horse. Get involved today!

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2022 Convention Brings Joy and Celebrations

2022 Convention Brings Joy and Celebrations Read more

Creation of the Palomino Horse Breeders Heritage Foundation

Only 67 years after PHBA became an official equine color breed registry, a group of Palomino breeders, enthusiasts and leaders create a Palomino Heritage Foundation. Read more

Mike Bender - STEP Scholarship Recipient Successfully Completes Program

The Palomino Horse Breeders Heritage Foundation (PHBHF) scholarship award recipient Mike Bender of Mantachie, Mississippi, successfully completes the Scholarship for Training Equine Professionals program in Barn Management. Read more

Plan Your Palomino Heritage Museum Visit

Are you looking for some easy (and low cost) getaways this summer? The Palomino Horse Breeders Heritage Foundation Museum in Tulsa, OK is your perfect getaway! Free admission and free parking! Read more

Get Engaged

The Palomino Horse has found himself the center of attention throughout history. We've witnessed him on the silver screen, as our very own childhood heroes, commanding Colorado Boulevard during the New Year's Day Rose Bowl Parade, and most importantly, in our barns, with our children and center stage in the world's most prestigious competition arenas.

The Foundation not only serves as a preservation body, but as an organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive database of those who sacrificed the most, and for the horses that still live strong in our Hall of Fame.

We hope you can find time to visit us for a walk down memory lane, but until you do, please take a look at an abbreviated version of our digital displays (coming soon!) honoring the history of the Palomino Horse and those who have made this majestic animal an icon for future generations to cherish.

Plan your museum visit today!
Hall of Fame Database Research


Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)
15253 East Skelly Drive
Tulsa, Ok 74116
(918) 438-1234
Admission: FREE

Our Mission

The Palomino Horse Breeders Heritage Foundation is dedicated to preserving the past, present and future of the Palomino Horse and to those who have dedicated themselves to maintaining and perpetuating the breed. The Foundation was created as a way for you to make contributions that are meaningful and make a positive impact on the Palomino Horse, their owners and to those who made significant sacrifices to preserve the Palomino legacy.

All contributions are tax deductible through a 501(c)(3) entity.