Executive Vice President/COO Pinto Horse Association of America
Rancher, Businessman ~ Edmond, Oklahoma
Darrell L. Bilke lives in Edmond, OK with his family and has been a breeder and judge for more than 30 years. Bilke has been involved with many major horse shows throughout the industry. Highlights include:
- ApHC National and World Shows
- APHA National and World Shows
- PtHA National and World Shows
- IBHA World
- POA International and World Shows
- ABRA World Show
- AMHA National Shows
- PHBA Youth, Amateur and Open World Shows
- NRHA Futurity
- Morgan Grand National and World Show
- Australian Quarter Horse National
- Canadian National Miniature Show
- European Quarter Horse Championship
- European National Paint and Appaloosa Show
- Austria Quarter Horse Championship
- NSBA World Show and Canadian Quarter-Rama
- AQHA Select World
- AQHA World Show
Darrell Bilke has been involved with multiple areas of the equine industry over the course of his extensive career. Through the 1980’s, 1990’s, and today he has actively served with the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association, filling roles such as Presidents and Youth Director. For an impressive 18 years, he was an American Quarter Horse Association Director. At the same time he also served on the Youth, Show and Contest Committees, as well as Chairman of the International Committee for AQHA.
Bilke has had the honor of judging numerous World, National, and Grand National Championships including, AQHA, American Paint Horse Association, Appaloosa Horse Club, Pinto Horse Association, American Buckskin Registry Association, International Buckskin Horse Association, American Miniature Horse Association and the Pony of the Americas Club, just to name a few. Currently, he holds judging credentials with 14 different equine entities, in addition to serving as Chairman of the PtHA Judges Committee. In the past he served as Vice Chairman of the APHA Judges Committee.
Bilke has been fortunate enough to have the opportunity and privilege to oversee and manage several World and National Championship shows for numerous breeds and associations. Presently, he promotes the Pinto Horse Association of America, Inc. as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.