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WEEKLY NEWS BRIEF
   

October 19, 2017

AMHA NEWS

Congratulations to the 2017 AMHA Youth of the Year Winners 
Seventeen-year-old Kate Ramsower of Alamo, California, (left) was named the 2017 AMHA Youth of the Year! The announcement was made on October 14 on the final evening of the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show® in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For winning this prestigious title, Ramsower receives a unique prize package valued at $3,500 and is generously sponsored by the Cynthia Elaine Epperson Trust.   

2017 AMHA Gold Medal Winners Named 
The highest AMHA equitation honor, the AMHA Gold Medal, was awarded at the recent Grand National.   

The Day of the Morgan is Almost Here! 
The day to celebrate our great Morgan horse is almost here! Barns from across the country are joining AMHA to honor our great breed in an open barn day. From the East Coast to the West Coast, barns are being open to the public to introduce neighbors to the horse we love!    

Calling All 2017 Champion Title Program Enrollees! 
The 2017 show season ends on November 1! If you are enrolled in the Champion Title Program and have not paid your $15 dues for this show season, you need to do so before the end of the month! Remember, reserve championships do not count retroactively, so you must pay per year if you would like to collect those points!     

Photo Courtesy of Saddle Horse Report

Celia Salmon Wins YAA Judging School Scholarship 

The American Morgan Horse Association Young Adult Alliance (YAA), presented their fourth annual Judging School Scholarship to Celia Salmon of Middleville, Michigan, recently at the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show®. The Professional Development Project created by this passionate group awards a $1,500 scholarship to one individual aged 21-40, professional or amateur, who is interested in attaining their Morgan “R” judging card.    

Nominate Your Morgan Hero 
AMHA members who would like to nominate a Morgan person who has helped to make the breed great are due to the AMHA office by November 1. AMHA members can nominate their Morgan hero or heroine for a number of special year-end awards. All AMHA awards are based on nominations made by AMHA members. The 2018 AMHA Convention will take place February 15-17 in Lexington, Kentucky.   

AMHA Revamps Star Rating Program 
The AMHA Board of Directors recently voted to accept changes to its Star Rating program, to take effect starting with the 2018 show season.   

National Museum of the Morgan Horse Update 
The American Morgan Horse Association, Inc. would like to update everyone on the status of the National Museum of the Morgan Horse (NMMH) and provide the facts regarding the possibility of placing the museum on the grounds of the “Big E” in West Springfield, Massachusetts.  

Fourth Quarter AMHA Board Meeting-Nov. 4, 2017 
The Fourth Quarter AMHA Board of Directors Meeting will be held in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, November 4, 2017 beginning at 9:00 AM Central Time.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Complete Grand National Show Results Online 
Results from the 2017 Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show®, which took place October 7-14 in Oklahoma City are now online by division.  

Equine Organizations Pull Together to Provide Disaster Relief 
The USEF (US Equestrian) Equine Disaster Relief Fund has received incredibly generous support from the equestrian community, with over half a million dollars raised to date in response to the devastation and flooding caused recently by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. With raging wildfires spreading throughout areas of California and continued relief needed in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean islands, there is still a need for funding to directly assist equines of any breed who are victims of natural disasters such as these. 
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