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 72,000 members and boasts more than 150,000 registered Pintos.
This internationally known association resides right here in Bethany at 7330 NW 23rd Street. It's a hidden gem that few know about. Be sure to visit their beautiful museum located at the front of the building! Admission is free!
The diversity of the Pinto breed can be seen in the number of recognized outcross breeds, which are separated into different types by their classifications. The Pinto is separated into five different classifications: stock, hunter, pleasure, saddle and utility. Ponies and minis are also included.
The Pinto comes in five different classifications – miniature, miniature B, pony and horse and utility horse.
A miniature Pinto is any equine measuring 34 inches or less and a miniature B Pinto is any equine measuring more than 34 inches to 38 inches. A Pinto pony is any equine measuring more than 38 inches to 56 inches. A Pinto horse® is an equine measuring more than 56 inches or 14 hands. A Pinto utility horse is an equine possessing Gypsy or Drum breeding, regardless of height.