November 2017

MHSA Stock Seat Medallion Finals

By |November 5th, 2017|Awards and Recognition, Events, News, People In The News|

The 2017 MHSA Stock Seat Medallion Finals were once again held at the Central States Fall Classic. Under the leadership of Lynn McCallister and Lenard Davenport, this show is rapidly becoming an exhibitor favorite since its beginning in 2015.
Despite the cold temperatures, the show ran a full three-day schedule, […]

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Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horse Show

By |November 5th, 2017|Awards and Recognition, Events, News, People In The News|

The Morgan Division of MHSA may be small, but what it lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality. MHSA was well represented at the Morgan Grand Nationals last week in Oklahoma City, both in performance and equitation classes. Over half of our nominated horses showed in performance classes […]

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November 2014

Redd Crabtree To Speak At This Years MHSA Celebration of Champions

By |November 25th, 2014|Awards and Recognition, Events, News, People In The News|

We are pleased to announce that legendary horseman, Redd Crabtree, will be the keynote speaker at the MHSA Celebration of Champions, January 24, 2015, at the Peachtree Banquet Center in Columbia, Missouri. Mr. Crabtree, who rode Missouri’s own Will Shriver to World’s Grand Champion titles for Callaway Hills […]

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October 2014

2014 Missouri Horse Shows Association Junior Saddle Seat Medallion Finals

By |October 15th, 2014|Awards and Recognition, News, People In The News|

By Sarah Thomas MHSA Medallion Secretary

The St. Louis National Charity Horse Show once again hosted the MHSA Junior Saddle Seat Medallion Finals, held this year on an unusually warm September evening. But, the temperatures outside were only rivaled by the hot, hot, hot level of competition displayed by the riders […]

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September 2014

Meet Our 2014 MHSA Saddle Seat Medallion Finalists

By |September 15th, 2014|Awards and Recognition, News, People In The News|

On the evening of September 24, 2014 the St. Louis National Charity Horse Show will host the 2014 Missouri Horse Shows Association Saddle Seat Medallion Finals. An accomplished group of young equestrians will culminate a season’s worth of hard work and dedication to complete for an impressive array of prizes […]

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February 2014

Kent Swalla Selected UPHA Equitation Instructor of the Year

By |February 10th, 2014|Events, News, People In The News|

Veteran horse trainer and instructor, Kent Swalla, was recently presented the UPHA Equitation Instructor of the Year honors at the United Professional Horsemen’s Association (UPHA) convention. Born and raised in Newton, Iowa where he started riding at a young age with his mom, Kent always […]

Huntsville Horse Show Organist Passes Away

By |February 3rd, 2014|News, People In The News|

Julie Block, 62 of Huntsville, Missouri, passed away January 31, 2014 at her family’s home.

Julie was born January 9, 1952 in Moberly, Missouri, to William H.”Bill” Block and Margaret Block. Julie was the longtime secretary of the Huntsville Horse Show.

An accomplished organist, Julie played the organ for the First Christian […]

January 2014

Smith Lilly to speak at the annual MHSA Celebration of Champions

By |January 20th, 2014|Events, News, People In The News|

Missouri Horse Shows Association is pleased to present Smith Lilly, author of Saddle Seat Horsemanship as our guest speaker at our annual banquet.  Long respected as a world class horseman, Smith and his wife, Alexandra, and mother, Sandra, own and operate Mercer Springs Farm as a […]

December 2013

Horse Show World Loses Ruth Pfeffer

By |December 5th, 2013|News, People In The News|

Ruth Pfeffer, one of the grandest of the grand dames of the horse world, died on Monday, December 2, 2013.  Mrs. Pfeffer, the mother of Joe Pfeffer and Margaret Gilleo, and grandmother to Elizabeth Muckerman, Lyle Seddon, Lawrence Muckerman and Jacqueline Pfeffer, was born September 20, 1912 and was a […]

American Saddlebred World Loses Fern Bittner

By |December 5th, 2013|News, People In The News|

Fern Bittner of St. Charles, Missouri, died on Thursday, November 28, 2013.  Loving wife of Groff Bittner; beloved daughter of the late Howard and Hazel Palmer; devoted mother of Stewart (Marsha) Bittner and Rhonda Mikiska; cherished grandmother of Jane, Jonathan, Charles, Lyndsay, Jessica, Jennifer, Katie and Samuel; treasured Great-grandmother of […]