Distance Championship

AMHA is thrilled to announce an opportunity that has been 2 years in the making – the first ever, AMHA Distance Championship (50-mile ride) which will take place in Henryville, Indiana on Friday, October 26, 2018.

AMHA has partnered with the Arabian Horse Association to offer this first ever American Morgan Horse Association 50-mile National Championship for horses registered with AMHA.  This breed specific championship runs concurrently with the 50-mile OPEN (all breeds) ride.  Your entry fee of $155 covers both the 50-mile AMHA ride entry AND the concurrent 50-mile OPEN ride. 

Not quite ready for a 50-mile ride?  The overall event being held Thursday October 25 through Sunday October 28 offers a variety of options for Distance Riders of all levels.

Other options Morgan enthusiasts may find appealing include:

  • 100-mile OPEN (all breeds welcome) Ride --Saturday
  • 25-mile Limited Distance Challenge-- Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (made up of individual, 25-mile a day rides)
  • Competitive Trail Ride --Sunday

Qualifications for the AMHA 50-mile ride include:

  • Horse must be registered with the AMHA
  • Rider must be an active competing member of AMHA
  • Horse must have a minimum of 100 Lifetime miles completed
  • Horse must have completed in a minimum of 2 different 50-mile rides sanctioned by AMHA, AHA, or AERC (must be able to verify)
  • Horse must be at least 5 years old on the day of the ride
  • Entries must follow all rules and pay all fees as outlined in the event flyer and registration form

Please spread the word so we can have a great “MORGAN” turnout at this inaugural event!

2018 Distance Championship Event Flyer

2018 Limited Distance Challenge Event Flyer

2018 Ride Schedule

2018 Basic Qualifications Chart

2018 Distance Championship Entry Blank

2018 Related Links

We can’t wait to see you and your Morgan there!  Plan on attending?  E-mail executive Director Carrie Mortensen at execdir@morganhorse.com and let her know she’ll see you there.  Being a NEW program for AMHA, we of course, welcome membership comments and thoughts.  Good Luck!

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