February 2014

Extraordinary Rule Change, Show Horses & Ponies

By |February 24th, 2014|Rule Changes|

Effective immediately, it will no longer be necessary for MHSA Saddle Seat Medallion participants to complete the Medallion Verification Form. As of this 2014 show season, the form will no longer be required for a rider to show in the Saddle Seat Medallion Finals. However, riders are still required to […]

“Success In Saddles” Clinic March 22 & 23

By |February 23rd, 2014|Events|

The Mid-America Saddlebred Horse Club is pleased to present the “Success In Saddles” clinic to be held at the Janet Green Stables in Liberty, MO on March 22 & 23. The clinic is open to all riders, with 10 sessions offered per day, Ellen Beard, instructor.


Extraordinary Rule Change: Hunter Jumper High Point Hunter Award

By |February 18th, 2014|Rule Changes|

In an effort to attract more professional/open riders, we are re-instating the High Point Hunter Year End Award. This award was not given the last 2 years as it was balanced toward the Amateur classes. We have changed the guidelines to include only Open classes for this award. […]

Dressage Proposed Rule Change: Feedback Requested

By |February 11th, 2014|Rule Changes|

At the Dressage Forum held on January 25 in conjunction with the Awards Banquet, there was discussion regarding whether or not to include results for those MHSA members who compete in the Championship Classes held at the Regional Championships each fall. Because these classes are not open to everyone, but […]

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Feedback Requested

By |February 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

To: All Show Horse and Pony Exhibitors of MHSA

The MHSA Show Horse and Pony Council is in the process of developing and adopting a single Medallion Equitation pattern for Saddle Seat, and a single pattern for the Stock Seat. It was recommended that we establish a pattern to be used […]

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 […]

MHSA To Partner with 4-H

By |February 10th, 2014|News|

In order to include more young riders in MHSA horse shows, and facilitate further educational opportunities for those young riders, MHSA has partnered with the 4-H programs of Boone County

4-H riders provide personal care of their horses for projects, both in stable management and in applied riding.

Courtney Thompson, 4-H Horsemanship […]

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 […]