History of the APHA

The Australian Palomino Horsebreeders Association Inc (APHA) was formed in 1948.  It is the original registry of Palomino horses in Australia.  The APHA is a colour registry not a breed registry as a palomino horse or pony can be a number of different breeds and cross breeds.

The Association’s aim is to breed well conformed horses or ponies that possess a golden body coat that should be of a newly minted gold coin two or three shade lighter or darker.  The mane and tail should be white, silver or ivory.  The basic skin colour is dark and both eyes are to be dark.

Palominos today are proving that their golden colour is being rewarded with achievements being obtained at the highest levels in show horse, harness, stock horse, western and the Olympic disciplines.