Articles: Horse News
Small Equines Turn Out in Big Numbers For 2010 American Miniature Horse
Registry National Championships
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American Miniature Horse Registry
Zona Schneider, Director of Operations
Tulsa, OK (October 4, 2010) Small equines proved they are anything but
small by turning out in record number for the biggest show of the year --
the 2010 annual American Miniature Horse Registry (AMHR) National
Championship Show held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The small equines competed for
cash and prizes in classes such as halter, driving, jumping, costume and
Every Miniature Horse that entered the National Championship was given a
SuperMask Miniature Horse Fly Mask from Farnam Companies, Inc. All of our
competitors were very excited to receive fly masks for their minis and we
really want to thank Farnam for standing behind our small breeds, said Zona
Schneider, Director of Operations for the AMHR.
Miniature Horse owners also walked away as big winners of a variety of
prizes, including RayVic Miniatures of Judsonia, Arkansas who won the Stall
Decoration Award and Jennifer Tani, of Riverside, California, who won the
American Breast Cancer Society Raffle. Donations from the raffle enabled the
AMHR to donate $2,745 to the American Breast Cancer Society.
We had a fantastic National Championship again this year, with Miniature
Horses from all over the country competing for top prizes, said Show Manager
Lenard Davenport. We also offered a live video stream of the show, which was
a great way for people who couldnt come to the show to be able to watch
it. In addition, we had a record amount of press coverage for the show,
which of course thrilled us. We think our Miniature Horses are fabulous and
we want everyone to know it.
Special awards were also presented at the show, including the Madge
Davenport Sportsmanship Award that was awarded to the Edward McCarthy Family
of New York. Grahams Magic Mystery, owned by Becky and Jim McKeith, won the
Open Adult Vetrolin Grooming Award and Katherine Shaw and Michigans Foxy
Trotter won the Youth Vetrolin Grooming Award, sponsored by Farnam.
Gregory and Shelly Conrad of Freeland, Michigan won the Jerald Cart,
sponsored by Jerald Sulky Company of Waterloo, Iowa, and Connie, Harold and
John Eckbold of New Jersey won a show harness from D & S Lutke Harness Shop.
Karen Basner, of Michigan, won a Double K Clipper from Tony Fowler of Pro
Cut, and Heather Troglauer, of South Carolina, won the Easy Entry Cart from
Ozark Mountain Miniature Tack and CTM. I want to thank all of our sponsors
who gave out special awards or held drawings and awarded wonderful prizes,
it really made our show that much better, Davenport said.
In addition to exciting classes and big winners, the show also featured a
vendor-filled Mini Mall that kept exhibitors and spectators busy
shopping. Small equines are continuing to grow in popularity, with everyone
from children to their grandparents enjoying them, said Schneider.
For more information about the AMHR National Championship Show visit
www.shetlandminiature.com under Events or call 309-263-4044.
The American Shetland Pony Club, the American Show Pony Registry and The
American Miniature Horse Registry are non-profit organizations established
to preserve and refine the bloodlines of these small equines and promote the
enjoyment of small equines. Recognized as the oldest and most versatile
registry in the United States, the American Shetland Pony Club offer a
variety of programs for Shetland Pony and Miniature Horse enthusiasts of all
ages. Visit their website at www.shetlandminiature.com or 81-B East
Queenwood Road, Morton, IL 61550.