Skip to content

Great Speakers, Great Events and a Great Time in Portland!



Lots of Morgan fun and excitement is planned for the 2013 American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) Annual Convention. This annual gathering of Morgan members and enthusiasts will take place February 21-23 in Portland, Oregon, at The Benson Hotel.
 
Registering early ensures special savings! The Benson Hotel is offering a special group rate to guests of the Convention; reserve your room by January 18 to take advantage of this discount. For those making their Convention registration before February 15, there is a savings of $50! And 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, 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, from noon to 2 p.m. 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 scandiamhf@gmail.com or skedling@aol.com.

The lineup of seminars for this year's gathering is stellar. Dr. Marvin Hausman will give a presentation on the new therapeutic strategy to control and prevent colic; and Teri LeVine and Adrienne Raymond will present the realities of creating and marketing your business's website. Mark Bollender is a nationally recognized horseman and is the country's leading expert on Mountain Trail, Extreme Trail, and Competitive Trail. He will speak on Extreme Trail and Course and Court Building. Miriah Stuart will demonstrate thermal imaging, an infrared camera that assists in finding areas of inflammation and pain in an animal. 
 
These exciting presentations are on top of other informative seminars, a tour to world champion Morgan farm, Illahee; the annual meeting of members; an evening when the breed's top supporters are honored; and the annual Stallion Service Auction. The Convention is open to all, AMHA membership is not required to attend the Convention! 

To see the Convention schedule or to register, go to www.morganhorse.com/association/annual_convention/

More Stories

  • Obituary – Virginia Ann Hanson

    Virginia Ann Hanson, of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada (formerly of Big Oak Morgan Horse Farm, Lunenburg, Ontario) passed away at age 91. She was born January 14, 1929 in Newton, Massachusetts... Read More
  • What Matters? History Matters.

    As we come together next week in Lexington, KY for the UPHA annual convention, it’s interesting to note that the official registration and schedule notes that the UPHA is “joined by the American Hackney Horse Society, the American Morgan Horse Society, the American Road Horse and Pony Association, the American Saddlebred Horse Association, the American Saddlebred Museum, and the American Saddlebred Registry.”  Read More
  • Morgan Stallion Sweeps Set to Draw February 15th | Get Your Tickets Today

    The Morgan Stallion Sweeps, a raffle program featuring services to 15 of the top Morgan Stallions, today announced that tickets will be available at the upcoming UPHA National Conference and the New England Winter Weekend, and will continue to be available online at morganstallionsweeps.com... Read More
  • Complete Dispersal of Dr. Raun's Operations to be Held March 7 at Reedannland, Norwalk, Iowa

    Robertson Equine Sales LLC has been selected to manage the complete dispersal of Dr. Alan Raun’s legendary Reedannland breeding and training operations. Featuring 50-plus American Saddlebred horses of exceptionally choice breeding, all tack, and all equipment and trailers, the consignments are placed by The Estate or Trust of Dr. Alan R. Raun. Read More
  • Saddle Horse Report's 31st Annual World's Champion Sire Rating

    It’s that time of year when the most devoted to our sport, the breeders, pour over the statistics as they make their bloodline matches for the upcoming breeding season. The biggest hope is to find the right cross to produce a foal that will go on to win our most coveted prize: a Louisville blue ribbon. Read More
  • Gayle Lampe to Host Saddle Seat Riding Clinic

    Gayle Lampe is conducting a saddle seat riding clinic at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri March 1-5, 2020. Riders are welcome to come for as many days as they wish; however, it is recommended to stay for at least three days... Read More
  • Latest Issue 1 13 20

    Read More
  • What Matters? Differences and Similarities Matter.

    According to J.H. Oldham, “Differences Were Meant Not to Divide but to Enrich.” Probably no truer words have ever been spoken. And with the American Saddlebred, there is certainly a broad spectrum of opinions and thoughts... Read More
  • ASHA Introduces New Star Show to Address Needs of Previously Unrated Shows

    The American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) today announced the formation of a new “class” of shows for the 2020 show season. The “Star Show” program is the result of months of work by the ASHA Horse Show Task Force to bring organization and benefits to those shows that are currently unaffiliated with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).  Read More
  • Emily Brown Awarded Keith Bartz Impact Scholarship Award

    The American Saddlebred Museum is pleased to announce Emily Brown of Louisville, Kentucky is recipient of the Keith Bartz Impact Scholarship Award. The scholarship committee chose Brown from an outstanding group of nominees... Read More