Welcome to the T.P.E.A.

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The Texas Palomino Exhibitors Association was the first affiliate organized under the Palomino Horse Breeders Of America. The PHBA office was first located in Mineral Wells. TPEA works hard to continuously put on quality Palomino shows with an emphasis on promoting the Palomino horse to youth and amateurs. TPEA is one of the PHBA'S largest affiliates.

Our officers and state directors are constantly working to improve the quality of the shows.
There are two other affiliates in Texas - Alamo & HAPE.

Click here for our Constitution & By-Laws

 

M E E T   T H E   T P E A   O F F I C E R S

ROBERT MATTHEWS - President


Robert Matthews
matthews0910@yahoo.com

Robert Matthews was raised with horses. He rode and trained steer wrestling horses when he was in high school and college. He used to break and ride cow horses and worked on several ranches. He also trained race horses at one time. Robert purchased his first Palomino MF Pokita Skipadot back in 1995. He is also the owner of Cash-N-Seven. Robert has helped with the TPEA shows since 1996. He has been a member of PHBA and TPEA for 20 years. Robert is a firefighter/captain at the Mansfield Fire Department. Robert is married to Rachel and they live close to Whitney, Texas where they raise Quarter and Palomino horses. 817-798-7100

 

JANET COOK - 1st Vice President
(Show Chairman)

 

Janet Cook has been showing Palominos since 1978. Starting with Mr. O. H. Crew as her trainer, she showed in the very first amateur english classes ever offered. Janet was instrumental in starting the PHBA Amateur Association & served as the first 1st Vice-President & the 2nd President of the PHBA Amateur Association. She gave up her amateur card in 1992 and got her judge’s cards starting in 1993. She holds cards in PHBA, PtHA, and IBHA . Janet has been a National Director since she went to her first PHBA convention in San Antonio in 1983. Serving as TPEA President for 2 years, she has continued to serve on the Executive Board as Public Relations and is now serving as Show Chairman. She makes custom show clothes and blankets and owns - Show-Off Designs - where you will see her at many shows during the year. Janet has a World Champion Palomino Stallion - Macritz. He is the sire of World Champion & Reserve World Champion Pleasure horses.

 

Kim Hitchcock - Secretary

Melissa Massey - Treasurer

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Melissa Massey has been an active TPEA member since the mid 1980s.  She has served as President, Amateur President, Treasurer and Amateur Treasurer. She has enjoyed showing her beautiful palominos and meeting life long friends while showing.She has worked in the legal profession as a paralegal for nearly 30 years and a licensed escrow officer for over 20 years.

Jenny Duggin- 2nd Vice President
(Youth Advisor)

Brittni Greig - 3rd Vice President
(Amateur President)

 

Hello, my name is Jenny Trierweiler Duggin and I call Brock, Texas my home. I have been involved with animals my entire life and riding horses since before I could crawl. Horses have played a vital role in my life; in fact, I credit them for shaping me into the person that I am today. I have been fortunate to have won many titles throughout the years including PHBA High Point Amateur in the Nation, Reserve AQHA Congress Champion, and numerous year end high point in the nation and state titles. I have to admit that my favorite title of all is, “Horse Show Mom/Daughter”. I love being able to be the groom for my mother who put her show dreams on hold for me to pursue mine, as well as watching my daughter set goals, conquer her dreams and become the competitor, team mate, and friend that God meant for her to be. I am extremely excited to be the 2018 TPEA Youth Director.

 “PHBA has been such a huge part of my life. The memories I have made, and the friendships I have been blessed with, truly are priceless. I want to be able to share my love of the Palomino Horse Family with future generations.”

I have been married to my husband Tim for 19 years and we have two amazing children. Ty (16), who won a PHBA Reserve World Champion title before retiring to focus his attentions on basketball and Kenzie (11) who is the current TPEA Youth President and a 2017 Golden Horse Winner.  I have been a Middle School Special Education Teacher/Compliance Specialist for the past 21 years and have recently completed my second Master’s Degree to become an Educational Diagnostician. I am also an active member of the Brock United Methodist Church and serve on Youth Board. When I am not in the gym watching basketball or at a horse show, I enjoy Cruising with family and friends and enjoying this Blessed Life I have been given.

 

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Robert McKenzie - 4th Vice President
(Fund Raising & Ch Horseman)

Rachel Matthews - 5th Vice President
(Public Relations & Directory)

 

FLOWER MOUND, TX, August 27, 2013, Robert McKenzie, President of Bridlewood Stables & Equestrian Center, has been recognized by Worldwide Who’s Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in business management and operations.

Recognized for two and a half decades of invaluable contributions in multiple fields, Mr. McKenzie has found professional success as the president of Bridlewood Stables & Equestrian Center. During the past six years in this capacity, he has managed all operational activities, including financial reporting, payroll and processing. In addition, he assists with the purchasing, lease and sale of horses, establishes and reviews the annual cash flow and budgets and monitor and tracks monthly income and expenses.

A family-owned and operated boarding and teaching facility, Bridlewood Stables & Equestrian Center offers a wide array of services for horses and their owners. Lying on 10 acres, with a staff of 14, they offer therapeutic riding services, as well as general riding lessons in the hunter/jumper discipline and boarding services. Mr. McKenzie and his wife are very active in the operations of the business, and volunteer for Stable Strides Farm, which provides therapeutic riding instruction at their center. They started the business because of the many benefits associated with therapeutic riding for people with disabilities. While doing research to learn about Down Syndrome they became aware of the benefits of therapeutic riding and felt that it could help their son. When the property became available, they purchased it, and have not looked back since. Currently, Stable Strides Farm provides riding instruction to over 50 riders with a broad spectrum of disabilities and their hunter/jumper riding program has over 60 riders taking lessons and attending competitions.

Mr. McKenzie has developed and strengthened his current business experiences through the skills and leadership techniques that he has learned throughout the beginning of his career. He had a 23-year-career in merchandising with GameStop and its affiliates. For the last eight years in merchandising, he served as the senior vice president of the department. His team of 25 employees purchased, allocated and managed the replenishment of more than $4.5 billion in video game merchandise. He was also responsible for the development of a retail digital distribution business for downloadable content and games for U.S. operations. Looking ahead, Mr. McKenzie will be looking to get involved in more nonprofit organizations.

 

 

Rachel Matthews has been showing Palominos with TPEA for over a decade.  She has been a State Director, Amateur Director, and National Director for several years.  

She owned Arabian horses and worked for a large Arabian farm when she was younger.  She did not get involved with Palominos until she met her husband, Robert Matthews. Her stallion, Cash N Seven, has blessed her with many wonderful horses to show.  Rachel  has a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies and works for the City of Mansfield.  

Rachel's family consists of husband of 15years, Robert Matthews, two step-daughters, three grandchildren, twelve horses, and several dogs and cats.

 

AMATEUR OFFICERS

Brittni Greig- President

Sandy Miller - Vice President

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Sandy Miller has been involved with Palominos and horse showing on & off since her youth days. She is looking forward to the show season and will be competing again for the first time in 11 years. Sandy will be working closely with the youth as TPEA Youth Chairman. When she is not working with her horses she enjoys spending time with family. They raise cattle and costal hay in Central Texas. Best of wishes for the show season.

 

Loren Hitchcock- Secretary

Melissa Massey - Treasurer

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Melissa Massey has been an active TPEA member since the mid 1980s.  She has served as President, Amateur President, Treasurer and Amateur Treasurer. She has enjoyed showing her beautiful palominos and meeting life long friends while showing.She has worked in the legal profession as a paralegal for nearly 30 years and a licensed escrow officer for over 20 years.

 

YOUTH OFFICERS

Kenzie Duggin - President

Reese Smith - 1st. VP

 

Hi! My name is Kenzie Duggin. I am eleven years old and live in Brock, Texas. I have ridden horses my entire life; in fact, I was riding horses before I could even walk. I started showing Palominos at the age of five. Currently I am showing Seek the Deck a.k.a. Smooch in the 13 & Under All Around events. Smooch and I won the Walk Trot 18 & Under Golden Horse Title last year at the PHBA World Show and the Walk Trot Reserve Golden Horse title in 2017. I am a 6th grade All A- Honor Roll student at Brock Junior High where I serve on The Student Council, play basketball, softball, run track and I am a Jr. FFA member. I am also the 3rd Vice President of the Spring Creek 4-H Club, where I show sheep and my Paint horse, Blynk. I attend Brock United Methodist Church and am an active member of the Youth Group. I am so excited to start my 2018 Show Season as your TPEA Youth President. I wish everyone the best of Luck!

 

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Katherine Cleveland- 2nd. VP

Nicole Tijerina- Secretary

 

Katherine Cleveland attends McNair Elementary in Denton, Texas.  She loves riding horses and playing in the dirt.  Katie currently competes in the 5-9 all around events.  She loves hanging out with her horse friends.  Katie hopes one day to be a famous artist and really enjoys drawing in her spare time.

 

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Caroline Cleveland  - Treasurer

Alexis Tillett & Jocelyn Tillet- Historians

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Jenny Duggin  - Adult Leader

 

 

Hello, my name is Jenny Trierweiler Duggin and I call Brock, Texas my home. I have been involved with animals my entire life and riding horses since before I could crawl. Horses have played a vital role in my life; in fact, I credit them for shaping me into the person that I am today. I have been fortunate to have won many titles throughout the years including PHBA High Point Amateur in the Nation, Reserve AQHA Congress Champion, and numerous year end high point in the nation and state titles. I have to admit that my favorite title of all is, “Horse Show Mom/Daughter”. I love being able to be the groom for my mother who put her show dreams on hold for me to pursue mine, as well as watching my daughter set goals, conquer her dreams and become the competitor, team mate, and friend that God meant for her to be. I am extremely excited to be the 2018 TPEA Youth Director.

 “PHBA has been such a huge part of my life. The memories I have made, and the friendships I have been blessed with, truly are priceless. I want to be able to share my love of the Palomino Horse Family with future generations.”

I have been married to my husband Tim for 19 years and we have two amazing children. Ty (16), who won a PHBA Reserve World Champion title before retiring to focus his attentions on basketball and Kenzie (11) who is the current TPEA Youth President and a 2017 Golden Horse Winner.  I have been a Middle School Special Education Teacher/Compliance Specialist for the past 21 years and have recently completed my second Master’s Degree to become an Educational Diagnostician. I am also an active member of the Brock United Methodist Church and serve on Youth Board. When I am not in the gym watching basketball or at a horse show, I enjoy Cruising with family and friends and enjoying this Blessed Life I have been given.

 

 

 

 

PHBA OFFICIAL FIELD INSPECTORS

Gerald Kennedy

Janet Cook

Jeannie Young

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