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Weekly News Brief
March 1, 2018
 
 
 
Update on USDF All-Breeds Award
 
At AMHA’s recent board meeting on February 16, it was determined that AMHA will return to acknowledging five placings in all categories in 2018 for the USDF All-Breeds Awards with a few caveats.
 
AMHA NEWS
 
Submit Youth Contest Applications Early!
Are you hosting a Youth of the Year Contest at a show or your farm? Submit your applications early so AMHA can help promote your contest. AMHA can help you organize your youth contest – but ONLY if we know you’re hosting one! 
 
2017 AMHA Annual Report Online
If you were unable to attend the Meeting of AMHA Members on February 16 as part of the AMHA Convention, the 2017 Annual Report can be downloaded by clicking here.
 
Fun, FREE Youth Activities!
 
Did you know AMHA offers FREE activities for youth? And, you don’t even have to be a member to take advantage of them!
 
AMHA Board of Director Election Results
The American Morgan Horse Association, Inc., held its annual meeting of members as noticed on February 16, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. The results of the election conducted in conjunction with that meeting are now available.
 
AMHA Announces 2018 Breed Promotion Grant Awards
 
AMHA is pleased to announce the 2018 Breed Promotion Grant recipients. This program was established in 2015 to help organizations with their Morgan horse promotional efforts.
 
AMHECT Announces Grant Offerings
 
The American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust (AMHECT) is pleased to offer two memorial grants for young adults under the age of 40: the Harry Sebring Memorial Grant and the Elberta Honstein Memorial Grant.
 
INDUSTRY NEWS
Morgan Selected as 2017 Hope in the Saddle Therapy Horse of the Year
 
Selected from more than 120 entries, Dreamhill’s Lady Pizazz (Whippoorwill Ebony x Marnos May Delight) was chosen as the grand-prize winner of the inaugural “Hope in the Saddle Therapy Horse of the Year” contest. 
FMCSA Responds with Clarification
Courtesy of American Horse Council
 
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) followed their recent meeting with American Horse Council (AHC) staff, a meeting in response to the AHC request for clarification , by releasing two documents on the existing Commercial Driver License (CDL) regulations and how those regulations impact the horse industry. The AHC is appreciative of the horse specific efforts that FMCSA have taken to quell the concerns of our recreational enthusiasts.
 
Equine Herpesvirus: What You Need to Know
Via US Equestrian Federation
 
Ask horse owners to name their most-feared horse diseases, and chances are equine herpesvirus, or EHV, will be on the list. With the competition season underway, it’s important for equestrians to be vigilant and take preventive measures, from vaccination to biosecurity.
 
 
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