Wisconsin Pinto has had an active Royalty program dating back over 50 years. There are positions for both young women and men and applications are due each November for the following year.
They work with Youth exhibitors in our unique Youth/Royalty Mentor Program at each show, and help with Youth activities at our shows and events.
They actively promote our Charter and the Pinto Breed at many clinics, tack shows, open and other breed horse shows, and the Midwest Horse Fair.
Click on the Application below to download the form. Applications are due each year by November 1st.
Photo (l-r) 2023 Queen Emma Wilson, 2024 Queen Mikayla Higgins, 2024 Jr. Queen Jordan Brown, 2024 Princess Alea Albert and 2024 Sweetheart Olivia Barker.
Mikayla has been with our program for 4 years now, and is from Racine, WI. She is very active with 4H, FFA, and the Wisconsin Interscholastic Horsemanship Association. She has won several Pinto Reserve and World Championships and State 4-H Championships. When asked why she wanted to be a part of the Royalty program, she wrote “I love the Pinto Horse Association so much and being able to promote it. Mentoring Youth has always been something I looked forward to doing. I love getting to know others and making new friends that love Pinto horses like me!”
Jordan is from Madison, WI and this is her second year in our Royalty program. In the arena she was one of our Rookie of the Year winners last year, has a Top 5 placing at the Pinto World Show and has won 13 & Under weekend and now 14-18 weekend high point awards at the Wisconsin Pinto shows and Year-End awards. She volunteers after school with elementary students, was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society and is in the photography club and Family and Consumer Sciences club and on Student Council. In her essay she said that being part of the Pinto community is so important because this community is kind and wants to help everyone. Being Royalty is more than just representing Pinto, but making members feel welcome, making them want to come back and most importantly, making them feel proud to be a part of the Wisconsin Pinto community.”
Alea is from New Richmond, WI and has been with WPtHA for a couple of years. She started riding when she was 8 years old and already has a very long list of equestrian accomplishments that include Wisconsin Pinto Weekend Show High Point awards, Year-End and All-Around Awards, several Pinto Reserve and World Championships and an NSBA Youth Championship. She’s helped out a lot this year with the Wisconsin Pinto Youth Activities and is very committed to encouraging other youth to see how inviting and fun Wisconsin Pinto is.
Olivia is from Sun Prairie, WI and has been riding for about 7 years. She has done well in the show arena earning several grand champions and reserve grand champions for Wisconsin Pinto and Dane County Fair. She attended many open shows, clinics and enjoys mentoring younger exhibitors in showmanship. She is active in 4-H, made posters for dog shelters and donated items to the homeless. She loves showing and really wants the chance to help someone who may not be as experienced in showing.