AMHA to Recognize Awardees at Annual Convention
RELEASE: December 19, 2012
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: American Morgan Horse Association
— The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) Awards Committee is pleased to announce the following individuals will be recognized at the AMHA annual convention, which will take place February 21-23, 2013 in Portland, Oregon, at The Benson Hotel.
Man and Woman of the Year Awards honor those individuals for their continued support of the breed. This year's honorees are Mike Goebig and Kathy Newcomb.
John Green will be awarded the Cecil Brown Memorial Sportsmanship Award, which is given to a Morgan exhibitor who has displayed outstanding sportsmanship.
Inducted into AMHA's Hall of Fame are Rolland Bowers, Eleanore Mason, and Fred Nava.
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 Greentree Ranch, Roy El Farm, and Ridgewood Farm.
The Golden Reins Award is given to a Morgan professional who has had a 30-year career in training or instruction. Jim and Karen Avichouser, Vernee Barnett, Ann Woulfe Miller, and B J Schafer.
Harry Sebring was selected by his peers as the recipient of the Professional Award.
Mary Shappee and Gert Shuckhart will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the Morgan youth program as the Youth Persons of the Year.