The Performance Paint Horse Association of Tasmania INC, affiliated with the Paint Horse Association of Australia LTD (PHAA), began in early July 2007 when a small group of owners decided it was time to expand the Paint Horse name and standing in the State and move forward with the support and backing of the PHAA.
A meeting was held in Ross, Tasmania, where a way forward was discussed and what it was believed members of a new club would desire. In a very short period of time many Paint horse owners had made contact with the initial planning committee relating many positive ideas on how to progress with the fledgling Association.
The "Performance Paint Horse Association of Tasmania Inc" was incorporated on 16th August, 2007. IA09738
The main thrust of the new Association is not just about ‘showing’, but all about promoting the Paint Horses and showcasing them to the general public and the qualities as a breed with ability to do whatever you may choose.
The election for positions on the inaugural PHAT Committee took place in Ross on Saturday 11th August at 2:00pm. We had a good turn out of people keen to see the new club off to a flying start. Some old faces from days gone by were there to offer their support and join the Foundation Committee.
Foundation Committee & members
(Left to Right) Lance Turner, Matthew Patterson, Jan Turner,
Vicki Hume, Malcolm Hume,
Hudson Jones, Shadrina Jones, Alisha Bartley,
Judy Vervaart, Julie Garlick,
Melisa Cowen (absent)