The Society was formed in 1980 with a
view to providing a Registry for all types of Palomino ponies and hacks
throughout New Zealand.
Records were kept of changes of
ownership, reservation of Stud Names and/or brands and the death of ponies and
The aims of the Society are:-
encourage the breeding of Palominos and Dilute
To provide showing
opportunities where Palominos may be shown in
Their own right and to
promote them as the beautiful animals they are.
These aims were carried out
successfully in 1993 the Society was approached as thus expanding – thus
leading to the inclusion of Registers for Cremello, Perlino, and Buckskins as
part of the Societies interests.
In 2004 the Society opened up the
Registry further to include Paints, Pinto, Appaloosas who have a
“dilute” colour as part of their base coat colour.
The Society ran its inaugural
National Championship Show in 1996 and continues to hold this show annually
which is open to all “dilutes” which are registered with the NZGHS. This has now expanded to include a North island and a South Island Championship show due to the increase of interest.