California Riding Magazine • January, 2012

Calling All Half-Morgans
American Morgan Horse Association creates new program.

The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) is pleased to announce a new competition program devoted to part Morgans. Called AMHA's "Half Morgan Competition Program" (HMCP), the program enables horses that have either a registered Morgan sire or dam to participate for awards and recognition.

"We wanted to recognize the beauty and fine traits that the Morgan horse passes on to its offspring, regardless of the cross," says AMHA Executive Director Julie Broadway. "We have so many Morgans competing and winning in the open competition arena, we wanted a way to recognize their Morgan connection."

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. Points are accumulated following each competition and submitted for year-end awards in each division.

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 the new program or the Morgan breed, contact the American Morgan Horse Association, Inc. at 802-985-4944 or visit www.morganhorse.com.