Great Speakers, Great Events, and a Great Time! Join AMHA in Portland!

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SHELBURNE, VT — DEC. 18, 2012 — Lots of Morgan fun and excitement is planned for the 2013 American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) Annual Convention. This annual gathering of Morgan members and enthusiasts will take place February 21-23 in Portland, Oregon, at The Benson Hotel.

Registering early ensures special savings! The Benson Hotel is offering a special group rate to guests of the Convention; reserve your room by January 18 to take advantage of this discount. For those making their Convention registration before February 15, there is a savings of $50! And those who make their reservations by February 13 also are eligible for a special early bird drawing.

For those arriving in town early, consider attending the Early Bird Farm Tours, Wednesday, February 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From 9-11, enjoy a Scandinavian breakfast at Scandia Morgan Horse Farm in St Helens, celebrating 40 years of breeding with the Morgan breed. A lunch of grilled salmon is on the menu at Northwest Morgans, a breeding facility known for fun, smiles, and awesome show horses in Hillsboro, from noon to 2 p.m. For dessert and to see some wonderful show prospects and champion Morgans, visit Keith Nelsen Training Stables in Oregon City from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Maps will be available at the Convention—enjoy just one or come to all three! To RSVP or for more information, please contact scandiamhf@gmail.com or skedling@aol.com.

The lineup of seminars for this year's gathering is stellar. Dr. Marvin Hausman will give a presentation on the new therapeutic strategy to control and prevent colic; and Teri LeVine and Adrienne Raymond will present the realities of creating and marketing your business's website. Mark Bollender is a nationally recognized horseman and is the country's leading expert on Mountain Trail, Extreme Trail, and Competitive Trail. He will speak on Extreme Trail and Course and Court Building. Miriah Stuart will demonstrate thermal imaging, an infrared camera that assists in finding areas of inflammation and pain in an animal.

These exciting presentations are on top of other informative seminars, a tour to world champion Morgan farm, Illahee; the annual meeting of members; an evening when the breed's top supporters are honored; and the annual Stallion Service Auction. The Convention is open to all, AMHA membership is not required to attend the Convention!

To see the Convention schedule or to register, go to www.morganhorse.com/association/annual_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.