The 2016 Open Competition Program Guidelines, including some changes, from the American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) are now available. Several updates have been made to the program and are outlined below:
AMHA is offering the opportunity for retroactive points from up to 10 years previous to those submitted in the current competition year, for a fee of $100/year, to be applied toward a Morgan Medallion Award.
Since AMHA Open Competition Silver and Gold Medallion recipients qualify for CH and GCH status, respectively (enrollment and fees apply) in the Champion Title program, those retroactive points could apply toward a CH or GCH title.
Registration and entry blanks are Adobe PDF forms that can be downloaded using Adobe Reader or Acrobat, filled out on a computer, saved, and submitted by email to the office.
AMHA has eliminated the need to submit prize lists or other forms of proof of the show; instead, entry forms will require additional information to help identify the show.
The Carriage category now offers only two award divisions: singles and multiples. Multiples includes pairs and other multiple arrangements. Driving Derbies have been added to the Carriage (combined driving division) category.
The Beginner Dressage division has been expanded and renamed Beginner/Schooling, permitting the submission of results from shows with unlicensed judges.
The new registration fee is $50, with an annual renewal fee of $40. AMHA still offers a lifetime fee, which now is $200. If a member paid a lifetime fee prior to 2016, they are grandfathered into the program.
For questions about this program or to enroll, contact Katie Hodges at (802) 985-4944 ext. 401, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.morganhorse.com.