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October 12, 2016, Tulsa, Okla. - The Palomino Horse Breeders Heritage Foundation (PHBHF) is excited to embrace an important part of their history at the Will Rogers Memorial in Claremore, Okla. On November 6, 2016, “Will” and his favorite horse “Comanche” will once again lead supporters and friends downtown. The Palomino Heritage Foundation is humbled to represent him and his horse/human relationship with Comanche, but more excited to celebrate the history of the Palomino horse and to present this history to perpetuate the future of this beautiful golden animal for the next generation.

All are welcome to the parade, and those unable to attend the parade can still see a tremendous exhibit at the Will Rogers Memorial to get a firsthand look at the Palomino horse, the history of the organization, prominent display of the first registered horse and a custom parade saddle made for the Bicentennial celebration in 1976 (1776-1976 Bicentennial Celebration). Visitors to the Memorial already know Will Rogers and his affection for “Comanche”, his golden Palomino, and this display is directed to exemplify his horse-human connection with the Palomino horse.

The iconic Palomino horse leading the parade, otherwise known as American Quarter Horse Association and Palomino Horse Breeders of America double registered 1993 Palomino mare Zee Touch O Spring, or affectionately known in the barn as “Fancy” will also be available for petting, photo opportunities and on display at the Color Breeds Congress the following week at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds, in Tulsa Okla.

“We are tremendously proud to be a part of Oklahoma history at this parade, to have a display in the Memorial and to take a step back and remember Will Rogers was a very important individual who embraced the state of Oklahoma and his Cherokee Native American heritage. Equally, we are overjoyed that we are able to display his horse/human relationship he had with his beloved Comanche, and look forward to seeing future generations fall in love with this golden gem,” said PHBHF President, Alda Buresh.

In addition to the special exhibit and passionate involvement of Palomino supporters, a Golden Palomino was presented to the Will Rogers Birthplace on September 15 provided by Dr. Floyd and Lynn Branson on behalf of the Palomino Horse Breeders Heritage Foundation. The Branson’s are life members of the Palomino Horse Breeders of America.

Palomino enthusiasts are encouraged to visit the newly designed palominoheritage.com, contact the Palomino Horse Breeders of America national headquarters or visit with their local breed association to learn more about how to include a Palomino Horse in their home. Palomino horses have a place for all horse lovers, and the Foundation constantly says the only thing missing is you.

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 individuals 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.


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