AMHA is asking for your help in nominating people for the 2021 AMHA Awards!  What farm do you think should be inducted in the Breeders Hall of Fame? What person is deserving of the title 2021 AMHA Person of the Year? What longtime trainer should be honored for his or her devotion to the Morgan show ring? We want to know!  Nominations must be submitted no later than the end of the business day on Friday, October 29, 2021.

Below you'll find an easy to answer survey to make your nominations. You can nominate in every category or just one, it's up to you!  Please be sure to provide supporting statements to accompany your nomination(s).   And at the end, please give us your name; if your nominee is selected by the AMHA Awards Committee, we may check with you for help with the speech and photographs.

The awards will be distributed at the UPHA National Conference, which will take place January 4-8, 2022 in Orlando, FL. For more information on the conference, visit the UPHA website here

Thank you for helping us with this very important project!

Kindest Regards,
Carrie J. Mortensen
AMHA Executive Director

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* 1. Hall of Fame Award

The AMHA Hall of Fame Award, introduced in 1985, annually recognizes a person who has given long-term support to the breed through the activities of the AMHA. The Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award has seen some outstanding individuals selected for their contributions.
                                                      
Click here to see a list of past recipients. 

Please give the name of your nominee and reasons why: 

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* 2. Breeders' Hall of Fame

Established in 2004, the AMHA Breeders' Hall of Fame award is given to a Morgan breeder who has produced Morgans that have had a significant impact on the breed.

Click here to see a list of past recipients.

Please give the name of your nominee and reasons why: 

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* 3. Person(s) of the Year Award

The Person of the Year award. Some of the best-known people in the Morgan breed have been recognized. The award recognizes the individual who, in the past five years, has made particularly exceptional contributions to the support and preservation of the Morgan breed and/or AMHA.

Click here to see a list of past recipients. 

Please give the name of your nominee and reasons why:

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* 4. Show Horse Hall of Fame

Registered Morgans with three or more World Champion titles earned at the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show®, or if shown prior to 1973, registered Morgans with three or more Grand National Champion titles. Other registered Morgan show horses of outstanding caliber also will be eligible.
 
Click here to see a list of past recipients.

Please give the name of your nominee and reasons why:

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* 5. Golden Reins Award

Instituted in 1995, the Golden Reins Award recognizes professionals who have been involved with the Morgan breed for at least 30 years. Active or retired trainers and instructors who have made a lasting impact on the breed on a daily basis through their dedication to working with horses and riders are eligible for nomination.

Click here to see a list of past recipients.

Please give the name of your nominee and reasons why:

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* 6. Cecil R. Brown Memorial Sportsmanship Award

In 1993, the Cecil Brown Sportsmanship Award was added to the AMHA's list of special awards. This award is only given out in years when there is a special person who stands apart from all others. It recognizes an individual who exemplifies sportsmanship in and out of the ring during horse show competition. This award gives the show industry an opportunity to recognize the people who make Morgan competition a pleasure for all. 

Click here to see a list of previous recipients.

Please give the name of your nominee and reasons why:

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* 7. Dr. Albert Lucine Promoter Award

This award is given to an individual, group, or farm that goes above and beyond to promote the Morgan breed. This award recognizes an individual who exemplifies volunteerism throughout the Morgan horse world. It is an individual who volunteers his or her time on a local or regional level, as well as stepping up on the national level. This is an individual who has shown a penchant for volunteering, and will do anything to promote and support activities involving Morgan horses and their people. It also is someone whose time carries over into other equine organizations, representing the interests of the Morgan breed. Obviously, this individual is very passionate about all things Morgan. To be given when truly deserved.

Click here to see a list of previous recipients.

Please give the name of your nominee and reasons why:

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* 8. AMHA Young Person Award

This award honors one young person (under 40 years of age) who has demonstrated breed promotion and outreach through participation in events, committees, or clubs, and has noted achievements with Morgans in or out of the show ring. The nominee will also have exhibited positive personal characteristics and sportsmanship and inspired others. Nominees must be a current AMHA member. 

Click here to see a list of previous recipients. 

Please give the name of your nominee and reasons why:

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* 9. Morgan International Competition Award

In 1997, AMHA introduced this award, which is presented only when a person is identified who has gone the extra mile to introduce the Morgan breed in other countries. 

Click here to see a list of previous recipients.

Please give the name of your nominee and reasons why:        

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* 10. Therapy Horse Award

Know of an outstanding Morgan? One who has contributed above and beyond expectations as a therapy horse? If so, it may be eligible for the AMHA Therapy Horse Award. The Morgan may be part of a recognized therapeutic riding program or ridden by a handicapped individual on a regular basis. This Morgan may be owned by the individuals who benefit by working with it and must be active to win the award title.

Click here to see a list of previous recipients.         

Please give the name of your nominee and reasons why:

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* 11. Mabel Owen Media Award

The Mabel Owen Media Award has been established to recognize a person or group in the media (written, photographic, print, video, electronic) with a documented body of work that has contributed above and beyond in providing content, adding to the public's ability to learn about, enjoy, and record for posterity activities involving the Morgan horse. 

Click here to see a list of previous recipients.

Please give the name of your nominee and reasons why:

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* 12. Your Information

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