Morgan Horse Association of Australia Granted International Reciprocity
December 13th, 2017
The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) Board of Directors voted unanimously at its November 2017 meeting to grant International Reciprocity to the Morgan Horse Association of Australia (MHAA), effective March 1, 2018. This agreement eliminates the need for Morgan horses foaled in Australia to be registered with AMHA and MHAA, removing the financial burden of this double registration process. Morgans being transferred into or out of Australian ownership will be processed through AMHA.
The AMHA Registry Committee developed an International Reciprocity Agreement and Handbook and the final version was approved in 2010. MHAA submitted their Application for Reciprocity for review in July 2016 and has been working closely with the AMHA Registry to ensure all requirements were met.
MHAA is the fourth organization to be granted International Reciprocity. AMHA granted International Reciprocity to the Canadian Morgan Horse Association in 1985, to the British Morgan Horse Association in 1988, and to the Swedish Morgan Horse Association in 2012.