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Mid-A Honors Year-end Champions

Members of the Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Club gathered on November 16, 2002, for a meeting of the adult and youth members and to honor the Year-end Award Champions. The meeting and dinner was held at the Timbers Restaurant in Mt. Gretna, PA.

Nina Quinn, Mid-A Vice President, called the meeting to order. She reviewed minutes from the club’s spring meeting as well as review the Treasurer’s report. Al Lucine, Mid-A Show Committee Chairman, gave a brief and financially positive report on the 2002 show.

Mid-A will once again cosponsor a Spring Fling Horse Show with the Morgan Horse Association of New Jersey. It will be held on April 6, 2003, at the New Jersey Horse Park. Dan Williams will be the judge and Gail Catlow will return as show manager. In addition to a Morgan division, the show will offer a division open to all breeds.

Nina also announced that Mid-A will sponsor a Morgan promotional booth at the Harrisburg (PA) Equine Expo, February 28-March 3, 2003. Gail Catlow and Stacey Catlow-Zebian are the co-chairs of this promotional committee.

While the adults were conducting their business meeting, Mid-A Youth Director Abbie Felton, had several activities for the youth members to enjoy. During a brief business meeting, Kara Hose of Clear Spring, MD, was named Youth President. (Kara was the 2002 Mid-A Youth of the Year and competed in the AMHA Youth of the Year contest at the Morgan Grand National this past October, where she also won the World Classic Saddle Seat Equitation Championship. The youth members then played an enjoyable round of horse bowl. There were prizes for all.

Following a buffet dinner, a Chinese Auction was held and door prizes were awarded. Nina Quinn then announced the Year-end Award winners, which were presented by Chairman James Powell. A highlight of the awards follows:

JR. EXHIBITOR OF THE YEAR: Ch. Kara Hose; Res. Jessica Spack; 3. Elizabeth Fawset; 4. Laura Hoffman; 5. Tayler Musso; 6. RT Custer; 7. April Wozniak; 8. Jessica Mann SPORT HORSE OF THE YEAR: Ch. Laughter’s Anniversary, Cathy Altomare; Res. Springtown Mike, Jennifer Shapiro; 3. Severn Hill King Me, Paula Bollinger SHOW HORSE OF THE YEAR: Ch. Bentwood Bellbuoy, Taylor Musso; Res. H-Vee Hawk's Centair, Sweigart Stables; 3. Springtown Mike, Jennifer Shapiro

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