The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) Awards Committee is pleased to announce the following individuals will be recognized at its Awards Gala and Convention, which will take place February 27-28 in Minneapolis.
Man and Woman of the Year Awards honor those individuals for their continued support of the breed. This year's honorees are Bill Pettis of California and Cindy Mugnier of Massachusetts.
The Breeders' Hall of Fame honors breeders who have produced Morgans that have had a significant impact on the breed. This year's honorees are Cingate Morgans of Alabama, SpringMill Morgans of Indiana, and Statesman Farm of Maryland.
Inducted into AMHA's Hall of Fame are Harry Sebring of Massachusetts.
The Golden Reins Award is given to a Morgan professional who has had a 30-year career in training or instruction. Diane Conrady of Illinois is this year's recipient.
John and Michelle Wich of Wisconsin have been selected by their peers as the recipients of the Professional Award.
Kelly Kraegel of Oklahoma will be awarded the Cecil Brown Memorial Sportsmanship Award, which is given to a Morgan exhibitor who has displayed outstanding sportsmanship.
Tina Porter Rover was selected as the recipient of the Morgan International Award for her Morgan involvement in Canada.
Merriehill Farm of Illinois will be honored as the AMHA Promoter of the Year for her many years of going above and beyond in breed promotion.
One Morgan will receive special recognition for her work with people with disabilities. This year's honoree is Peaches N' Mae, owned by Robert and Jayne Bradford of Wisconsin.
Inducted into the Show Horse Hall of Fame this year are Holiday Compadre and Kern's Endeavor.
Reservations can be booked now! For more information and Convention details, please go to www.morganhorse.com/media-events/convention/.
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.