AMHA TO RECOGNIZE HALF MORGANS IN NEW COMPETITION PROGRAM

The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) is pleased to recognize half Morgan horses as part of a new competition program. Horses that have either a registered Morgan sire or dam are eligible to participate in AMHA’s “Half Morgan Competition Program” (HMCP) for awards and recognition.

The program is divided into five distinct divisions: Open Show, Dressage, Carriage/CDE, Eventing, and Endurance/Competitive Trail. Horses are accepted in the program by an initial enrollment fee, with nominal renewal fees annually thereafter. Full-blooded Morgans are ineligible for this program. The sire or dam of the half Morgan must be registered with AMHA and the name should be known. All horses owners and those who compete with the horse must be AMHA members. Points are accumulated following each competition and submitted for year-end awards in each division.

“We have so many Morgans competing and winning in the open competition arena, we wanted a way to recognize their Morgan connection,” said AMHA Executive Director, Julie Broadway.

For more information on this exciting new program, contact Taylor Royals at AMHA, (802) 985-4944 ext. 401, taylor@morganhorse.com, or go to www.morganhorse.com/competitions/hmcp.

Founded in 1909, the American Morgan Horse Association is a non-profit organization serving more than 50,000 Morgan horse owners, breeders, exhibitors, and enthusiasts throughout the United States. AMHA serves as a parent organization to more than 90 recognized Morgan horse clubs and national service organizations.

For more information on America’s original horse breed, contact the American Morgan Horse Association, Inc., 4066 Shelburne Road, Suite 5, Shelburne, Vermont 05482; (802) 985-4944; www.morganhorse.com.