ALVARADO, TX — It’s Official! The American Miniature Horse Association (AMHA) recently registered its 200,000th horse.
AMHA member Sheri Lykken of Shortview Miniatures in Whitesboro, Texas is the lucky owner of the horse that pushed AMHA’s registrations to unsurpassed heights. The yearling colt is registered as “Shortviews 200K”. Ms. Lykken received a custom monogrammed blanket for her horse, courtesy of Valhalla Tack and Miniatures.
This milestone proves that the AMHA is a sound Miniature horse breed organization. While the horse industry as a whole has been experiencing a downturn, the AMHA has enjoyed new growth and continues to reach new members. The AMHA typically welcomes 80-100 new members each month, and last year registered over 5200 Miniature horses.
Stephanie Haselwander, Marketing and Promotions Director at the AMHA, says “This is even more evidence that equine enthusiasts all over the world are realizing the Miniature horse of today is indeed the “Horse for Everyone”.
Established in 1978 the American Miniature Horse Association was organized by a group of dedicated horsemen to aid and encourage the breeding, exhibiting, use and perpetuation of the American Miniature Horse, separate and apart from ponies and other small equines. The AMHA celebrates this unprecedented milestone that demonstrates the objective of American Miniature horse breeders and their efforts to maintain accurate records and protect the integrity of these versatile and incredible horses.
For more information on the wonderful world of the American Miniature horse, visit the AMHA at: www.amha.org.