Nominations for AMHA Awards Now Open! New Awards for 2016!

Nominations are now open for AMHA members to nominate a Morgan person who has helped to make the breed great. 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.

New awards to be presented in 2016 include:

  • “Person of the Year” –  This award, which replaces the former Man and Woman of the Year awards and recognizes the individual(s) who, in the past five years, have made particularly exceptional contributions to the support and preservation of the Morgan breed and/or AMHA.
  • The “AMHA Young Person Award” honors one young person (under 40 years of age) who has demonstrated breed promotion and outreach through participation in events, committees, or clubs, and has noted achievements with Morgans in or out of the show ring. The nominee will also have exhibited positive personal characteristics and sportsmanship and inspired others. Nominees must be a current AMHA member. This award replaces for former Youth Person of the Year award.
  • The “Promoter of the Year” award has been renamed the “Dr. Albert Lucine Promoter Award.” Given to an individual, group, or farm that goes above and beyond to promote the Morgan breed, this award recognizes an individual who exemplifies volunteerism throughout the Morgan horse world. It is an individual who volunteers his or her time on a local or regional level, as well as stepping up on the national level. This is an individual who has shown a penchant for volunteering, and will do anything to promote and support activities involving Morgan horses and their people.

Deadline is November 1. Go to http://www.morganhorse.com/membership/honors/ to see the various awards that are offered and to download a nomination form. Nominations must include a summary of the nominee’s accomplishments relevant to the type of award. Awards will be distributed at the Super Convention, which will take place February 9-13, 2016 in Boston. For more information on the Super Convention go to http://www.uphaonline.com/annualconvention.html.

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.

 

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