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American Morgan Horse Association Announces Membership Fee Revision

Shelburne, VT – The Board of Directors of the American Morgan Horse Association approved a revision to its general membership fee beginning January 1, 2008. General Memberships will increase to $70. All other classes of membership will remain unchanged, Youth $15; Adult Life memberships $800; and Youth Life memberships $100. General member renewals for 2008 or new 2008 general memberships can be completed before January 1st at the existing rate of $50.


According to Julie M. Broadway, Executive Director of the Association this change was studied carefully by the board of directors and discussed at length before being enacted. “We deeply regret that we have found it vital to raise the general membership fee in order for us to continue supporting the Morgan horse. AMHA’s last general membership fee increase was in 2004, and since that time, costs have risen significantly. Like many other membership associations, AMHA has opted to increase fees to avoid cutting member services and programs.”  Since non-member registry fees correlate to the general membership fee, the fees charged to non-members for registry services will be changed accordingly.


Also, effective November 12, 2007, AMHA will increase rush fees for registry services to $75 per horse, due to increasing costs of express shipping and postage.


Broadway stated “The staff and board continuously evaluate ways to improve existing services and offer additional benefits to our members. Presently we are giving consideration to a variety of programs including the addition of new affinity partners, a discounted introductory subscription for new subscribers for the Morgan breed journal, The Morgan Horse, and several others opportunities. Decisions regarding these and other member benefits will be communicated in early 2008”  


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.


For more information on America’s original horse breed, contact the American Morgan Horse Association, Inc.©, 122 Bostwick Road, Shelburne, Vermont 05482; (802) 985-4944;

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