AMHA show in Midland Michigan

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whitney

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I am going to take it for granted that the big farms located in MI would be VERY interested and bring 4-6.

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You would think that the big farms would be pushing for shows so they have more clients to take to Nationals, or are the big farms really busy already?
 
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mistyrose

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The dates would matter alot to us. If you have it against a Mid America show (MAMHC) we wouldn't come. We are MAMHC members and do highpoint. If it was a MAMHC highpoint show we would be more likely to show up.

We like two Judges. Its less expensive than 3 but you still have two chances for a judge to like your horse. I like to be out of the sun most of the time. The Midland show we attended in the past was at a very nice place. I would be afraid of early May or September because it is so far north. Mid to late June would be a good time in this area.
 

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In the past AMHA shows were offered in Midland, Hastings and Ionia I believe all were in combination with AMHR shows. Due to low attendance these shows faded away.
 

attwoode

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I'd love to see an AMHA show closer to home. It might be tough to get enough horses to make a good show.
 

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No, I would not be interested any more.

The very first show we ever attended with our miniatures was an AMHA show at Midland Michigan. We showed there & then at the Eastern regionals show-- the Julep Cup, Holley, New York etc. -- for 3 years ---then the AMHA brought out a new "rule" -- you had to attend a local show to get to go to the Eastern Regional show-- you could ask for exemption if there were no shows close to you. I did this in March of the year it came into effect -- my letter was passed around to this one & that one & I got a very rude phone call from one gentleman?? who told me that was what I got for "choosing" to live in Canada.

Then, 2 weeks before you had to have your money in for the Eastern Regional, I got a letter telling me I could attend-- now, who has time to get their horses ready for something you have been led to believe you can't attend.

Then, the AMHR shows started up in Ontario & we switched to showing AMHR & are quite happy with the results.

Tony, (himself)but never the AMHA office offered an apology & was sure I could now apply for the exemption & get it. BUT, once you change directions, not often do you reverse -- especially when you are very pleased with the reuslt of the change.

So, no I would not show AMHA in Midland even if it was in conjuction with an AMHR show because it would not have any benefit & is quite costly.

We do still double register all of our foals -- but I would no longer buy just an AMHA horse unless it was something VERY special indeed.

Just my humble and very personal opinion.
 

Farmhand

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stormy said:
In the past AMHA shows were offered in Midland, Hastings and Ionia I believe all were in combination with AMHR shows.  Due to low attendance these shows faded away.
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This is true. They showed AMHR one day and AMHA the next. (or visa veras).
 

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