When the calendar turns from March to April, that means one thing, show season is about to begin! If you compete with a half Morgan, consider joining the American Morgan Horse Association’s (AMHA) Half Morgan Competition Program (HCMP). This allows horses with a registered Morgan sire or dam to be eligible for awards and recognition from AMHA.

The program is divided into five distinct divisions: Open Show, Dressage, Carriage/CDE, Eventing, and Endurance/Competitive Trail. Horses are accepted in the program with an initial enrollment fee, with nominal renewal fees annually thereafter.

The sire or dam of the half Morgan must be registered with AMHA and the name must be known and will be verified. Full-blooded Morgans are ineligible for this program. 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.

For more information on this exciting new program, visit or contact Taylor Royals at AMHA, (802) 985-4944 ext. 401, email

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;