Michigan Open Horseman’s Association

Michigan Open Horseman’s Association 

We wish to thank everyone for a wonderful time at the Extreme Cowboy Race/MOHA Horse Show, and say congratulations to all the winners.

The next event is this Fall, The Location is Reeve Ranch 6552 Smith Road, Jackson, MI 49201 (GPS may need to put in Grass Lake) go to contact tab above and call to ask for details.  

 

INTRODUCTION

Michigan Open Horseman’s Association has been set up to provide high quality horse shows across the State of Michigan for all breeds of horses. Whether or not your horse is registered, or if you have ever participated in a horse show, if you prefer speed events or judged classes, you now have a venue to show your horse at local associations spread across the state of Michigan. You will also have an opportunity to advance to a Michigan State Championship Show and compete against other Michigan Associations.

OUR PURPOSE

MOHA is a family based association that allows riders from all disciplines to complete at one local event.  Located in lower southern Michigan, our goal is to provide a fun, family horse show that covers classes that range from halter to gaited. MOHA is a great place to compete for the first time, but we also offer the seasoned rider a place to show their horse where friendly competition reigns.

Local associations can join MOHA, create local riding clubs and put on state sanctioned local horse shows. The participants then accumulate points to advance to the state championship show at the end of the show season. The top 15 riders of each association will be invited to attend the state championship show to compete against the other associations in Michigan. From this state championship show a Grand Champion and Reserve Champion for the State of Michigan will be awarded.

CLASSES & EVENTS

Speed, Halter, Western Pleasure, Gaited and Non-Gaited events are offered. Families with children and ponies are welcome. You will enjoy fun shows, games and featured classes with other horse people in your area.  All classes are moderately priced at discursion of their local association.

Shows will be conducted on Saturday starting at 10:00 am. Should the event extend into the following day all remaining classes will be held at the attending association’s discursion.

2013 RIDE & SHOW

Ride and Show Platform is a fun program that gives riders and their horses a chance to not only show, but also to get recognition for the hours they spend in the saddle. Trail rides camping trips and much more can be enjoyed over the course of each summer.

This is a recreational riding and show participation program that allows involvement in MOHA, regardless of the breed of horse you own, or discipline you ride.  The goal is to encourage personal goals for riders with horses in many different aspects of training and horsemanship.

AWARDS, RIBBONS & YEAR END BANQUETS

Each show class will offer placing up to fifth place.  High Point and Reserve High Point will be recorded at each show for the purpose of year end placing.  Ribbons will be awarded; however your local association or club will have the option of awarding saddles, trophies or buckles at their shows.

After the Michigan State Championship Show, local associations will hold their annual award banquet. Incentive awards for year-end participation in the program will be developed as the program grows. Each banquet will be held at the local association level with awards given for high point winners. Local associations Champions, Reserve Champions as well as State Champions and Reserve Champions will be recognized. Saddles, trophies, awards and ribbons will be presented. Buckles as special awards could also be offered.

IN CONCLUSION

Michigan Open Horseman’s Association is where real people and real horses come together to have some real fun! No matter what your riding discipline is, hunt-seat, English pleasure, gaited, racking, western pleasure, halter, reining, sliding, spinning, or speed…we have fun classes to offer you. Come check out our welcoming show atmosphere, where competitors laugh and help each other and the key is to have fun.

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