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AMHI Announces Mark Hanna Educational Scholarship

AMHI Announces Mark Hanna Educational Scholarship

The American Morgan Horse Institute, Inc. is pleased to announce that a new Morgan Youth scholarship will be offered in 2005. The American Morgan Horse Institute Mark Hanna Educational Scholarship. The friends and family of Mr. Hanna are donating this college scholarship in his memory.

Mark Hanna was a respected Morgan owner, breeder, and exhibitor in New England, and was best known for his love of the Park Saddle, Park Harness, and In Hand classes. For over 50 years, Mark enjoyed showing Morgan horses,and being with Morgan friends. He was first introduced to the breed in the 1940s by Dr. Bob Orcutt. Mark spent many summers going to horse shows with Dr. Orcutt. He then started Gladgay Farm and raised many of his own champions, including Gladgay's Pride, Promenade, and Gladgay's Promenette.

He passed away in June 2003, but will always be remembered for his great love of the Morgan horse and his support of Morgan youth. Mark's family and friends have given this $3000 scholarship in his name because of the enrichment the Morgan horse has brought to their lives. The AMHI is very grateful to Mark's family for choosing to remember him in this way.

The AMHI offers over $20,000 in scholarships annually. If you’re interested in providing for the AMHI Scholarship Program with a private donation, in your will, or by having your horse show or special event benefit the scholarship programs, please contact Sally Wadhams, AMHI, PO Box 519, Shelburne, VT 05482. Phone: (802) 985-8477. Email:

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