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February 20-23, 2013, Portland, OR

Registration has opened for the 2013 American Morgan Horse Annual Convention, which will take place February 21-23 in Portland, Oregon. 
Registering early ensures special savings! The Benson Hotel is offering a special group rate to guests of the Convention; register by January 18 to take advantage of this discount! For those making their Convention registration before February 15, there is a savings of $50! 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, Oregon, 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, Oregon. Times are noon to 2 p.m. and a craft sale of Morgan pieces also will be offered at this time. 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 or
From cowboy dressage, western dressage, history, and extreme trail and mountain trail riding, this Convention will have something for everyone! Farm tours to world champion farm Illahee, the annual meeting and members, and honoring the breed's top supporters are just some of the special events planned for this annual gathering of Morgan friends. The Convention is open to all! AMHA membership is not required to attend the Convention. 
To see the current convention schedule or to register, go to

The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) is pleased to announce the dates for its annual convention. The 2013 annual gathering of Morgan members and enthusiasts will take place February 20-23 at the famed Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. 
While planning is still in its infancy, three noted speakers already are confirmed to give presentations.
• Mark Bollender: Mark is a nationally recognized horseman and instructor and is also the country's leading expert in Mountain Trail, Extreme Trail, and Competitive Trail. He will give two presentations: Extreme Trail and Course and Course Building.
• Dr. Lisa Metcalf: Board-certified in theriogenology, the specialty practice of animal reproduction, Dr. Metcalf is the owner of Honahlee PC in Sherwood, Oregon, the first private practice dedicated solely to equine reproduction. She will offer useful tips for increasing pregnancy rates, from both a stallion and mare perspective. 
 • Miriah Stuart has been studying anatomy, horse massage, and equine exercise physiology since 2002. She will demonstrate thermal imaging, an infrared camera that assists is finding areas of inflammation and pain in an animal. 
This is just the first announcement of what is promising to be a Convention to remember! For all up to date information on the Convention, be sure to visit   


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