Skip to content

AMHA Announces 2015 Awardees



SHELBURNE, VT—The AMHA Awards Committee is pleased to announce the following individuals will be recognized at The Super Convention, which will take place February 9-13 in Boston.

 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 Graycliff of Wisconsin, Indian Creek of Indiana, and Lynn Peeples of New Jersey.

Inducted into AMHA's Hall of Fame are Suzy Lucine of Pennsylvania and Sherry Cole of Indiana.

The Person of the Year Award honors the individual who has made particularly exceptional contributions to the support and preservation of the Morgan breed and/or AMHA. This year's honoree is Larry Bolen of Illinois.

Inducted into the Show Horse Hall of Fame this year are Legacys Viking and Noble Flaire.

Shanna Gish of Indiana has been selected by her peers as the recipient of the Professional Award.

The Golden Reins Award is given to a Morgan professional who has had a 30-year career in training or instruction. Jeff Morse of Massachusetts is this year's recipient.

Jerome Parker of Massachusetts will be awarded the Cecil Brown Memorial Sportsmanship Award, which recognizes an individual who exemplifies sportsmanship in and out of the ring during horse show competition.

Ellen Di Bella of Colorado will be honored with the first Dr. Albert Lucine Promoter Award for her many years of going above and beyond in breed promotion.

Steven Handy of Massachusetts will be honored for his breed promotion and industry outreach with the Young Person Award.

One Morgan will receive special recognition for his work with people with disabilities. This year's honoree is Cairnbrae Shenanigan, a therapy horse at One Heart Equestrian Therapy and owned by Cairnbrae Farm in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Brenda Tippin of Oregon will be honored for her body of work by receiving the Mabel Owen Media Award.

The Super Convention will take place February 9-13, 2016 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel and is a first-time joint convention between AMHA, the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA), the American Hackney Horse Society (AHHS), and the United Professional Horsemen's Association (UPHA).

More Stories

  • Nominations for UPHA Hall of Fame and Lifetime Awards Now Being Accepted

    The United Professional Horsemen's Association is currently seeking nominations for several prestigious awards, including the UPHA Tom Moore Hall of Fame, Helen K. Crabtree Instructor Hall of Fame, Larry Bacon Lifetime Achievement Award, and Alvin C. Ruxer Lifetime Commitment Award... Read More
  • Latest Issue 6 10 24

    Read More
  • New Championship Horse Show Announced for 2025

    The American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA) announced today the creation of a New Horse Show Exploratory Committee, led by co-chairs Smith Lilly and Joe O’Brien, whose purpose is to create an exciting new championship horse show in 2025 for the show horse industry, owned by the industry. The new horse show will be organized under a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Read More
  • FoalsNFocus

    There must be something in the air as the foal photos have been flying high. We had a nice mix of artistry in this week’s submissions, including our first dual foal shot of the year. In the Champion category was an Avis shot of a filly feeling good about herself.Owned by Misdee Wrigley Miller, she is by Honorable Kiss NKF out of the great, multi-titled world’s champion of champions, CH HS Baby Steps. Read More
  • The Stephens College $20,000 Scholarship

    The Stephens College $20,000 Scholarship, sponsored by Sally Jackson, will provide $20,000 to a high school junior or senior that competed and qualified for the 2024 UPHA Senior Challenge Cup National Championship, the UPHA Senior Pleasure Challenge Cup National Championship, the UPHA Senior Arabian Challenge Cup National Championship, the UPHA National Show Horse Challenge Cup National Championship or the UPHA Senior Morgan Challenge Cup National Championship. Read More
  • Latest Issue 6 3 24

    Read More
  • Latest Issue 5 27 24

    Read More
  • Latest Issue 6 24 HW

    Read More
  • Morgan Masterpiece Update

    Morgan Masterpiece prize lists are now being mailed and can be viewed on the website: www.morganmasterpiece.com. The 2024 show will be held on July 18-20 and offer a full schedule for all Morgan divisions. Read More
  • Latest Issue 5 20 24 Asheville

    Read More