Indiana Morgan Club Promotes the Breed
April 25th, 2016
The Indiana Morgan Horse Club (IMHC) participated again this year in the 38th annual Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo. The event took place April 1-3 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. We had three great ambassadors for the breed, including Grand National and World Champion park harness stallion, Evolution (pictured right). Evolution is owned by Donna Zimmerman and was presented by Jennifer and Sammi Hazen. This beautiful bay stallion came out of retirement and put on a wonderful performance each day during the Parade of Stallions.
Our two IMHC Breed Showcase representatives also put on a great performance. Leah Borders and her fancy gelding Let’s Get Byzy displayed a nice mix of hunter pleasure and dressage. The beautiful bay mare, Sunny Acres Sneek-A-Peek CH (pictured left) also presented in hunter pleasure with owner and rider, Kaecee Dollard. Both horses grabbed the attention of on lookers and were excellent examples of the Morgan breed.
The IMHC booth was set up on a highly coveted corner location, easily seen by everyone walking through the building. We sported new stall curtains and Morgan photographs this year thanks to the AMHA Breed Promotion Grant received this spring. Sara Hicks compiled the 2016 grant application and IMHC was selected as one of the recipients out of 37 applicants. Bill Jacobsen was instrumental in setting up our booth and securing all of our volunteers who were then able to share their love and passion for the Morgan Horse with many interested expo attendees.
This year, the HHF&E had a special visit from Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Lieutenant Governor Holcomb. Fortunately, our IMHC booth was directly in front of the arena where Governor Pence took a quick ride and a couple of our volunteers were able to chat with the Lieutenant Governor during that time. Overall, we did great job promoting the Morgan breed to anyone and everyone who crossed our path.
We cannot thank all of the volunteers who came out and supported us! Special thanks to Donna, Jennifer, Sammi, Leah, and Kaecee for sharing their horses and taking the time to talk to the many visitors who stopped by their stalls!