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Contact the CMHA office in any of the following ways:

  • E-Mail: info@morganhorse.ca

  • Phone: 905-729-0210  (Monday-Thursday  9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Eastern)

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INTRODUCTION: 

This award system began in 1973. It was developed by M.A. "Bud" Hanson and his son, Calvin. In 1976, the first Justin Morgan Honours were awarded. The high point was further developed by Deborah Valdez when the National Awards were created in 1987.

The CMHA Awards Program is a competitive system which promotes a standard of excellence in the showing of the Morgan Horse. The system recognizes the outstanding achievements of the Show Morgan in a variety of divisions including but not limited to: In Hand, English Pleasure, Western and Driving. The end result of the cumulative awards identifies superior horses, breeding programs and farms, trainers, riders and drivers.

Cost:

One time $25.00 registration fee for the lifetime of the horse. The Owner/Lessee MUST be a current CMHA member in the year the points are to count. 

How to Enter:

Download a CMHA High Point Application from the Forms Page or Contact the CMHA office. Download the new Online entry forms to send in your points. When filling out the points forms, save them to your computer and then email to the office or print and mail.

Awards: (Morgan and Part-Morgan & Open)

1. Zone Awards by Division
2. National Awards by Division 
3. Life time Cumulative Awards (ie. Justin Morgan Honour Awards)

AWARDS SYSTEMS RULES: (Effective: January 1, 2015)  The latest High Point Rules are available as a PDF download from the Forms Page. The Point Tables are in a separate downloadable document also on the Forms page.Please note: new entry forms will be available soon. Continue to use the current version and add the new divisions if they apply to you.

Versatile Morgan Medallion Award (VMMA) Rules 

INTRODUCTION: This award system is based on an idea begun a number of years ago by Mary Anna Scannell and in 1992 was further developed by Cec Watson of the Canadian Morgan Horse Association. It's aim is to encourage participation of CMHA members in a variety of activities, focusing on promotion of the Morgan Horse Versatility in a variety of non-traditional areas. 

The CMHA acknowledges and rewards the owners and their Morgans for their participation in activities outside the show ring. The CMHA feels these horses are acting as Morgan ambassadors to the general public and prospective owners and should be recognized for their efforts. The emphasis of this award is on participation, not competition.

Cost: 

One time $25.00 registration fee for the lifetime of the horse. 

How to Enter: 

A one time Registration fee must be submitted to the CMHA office before points will count. You MUSTbe a

current CMHA member for points to count in that year. 

Download a VMMA application/entry form from the Forms page. When filling out the points forms,

save them to your computer and then email to the office or print and mail. OR 
Contact the CMHA office.

Awards: 

Award for ...70 points - Certificate suitable for framing
Award for ...150 points - Silver Medallion 
Award for ...300 points - Gold Medallion
Award for ...1,000 points - Platinum Medallion 

Certificates will be mailed to the zone director and presented at the zone's AnnualGeneral Meeting. Silver, Gold Medallions & Platinum Walnut Plaques will be presented at the CMHA AGM/Convention (March/April time frame of each year). Awards not picked up will be mailed to your address on file. Please ensure we have your correct address. 

VMMA RULES: 

Must be a purebred or part-bred Morgan that is registered with the Canadian Livestock Records Corp. Owner/Lessee of the horse must be a current CMHA member. If ownership changes, the points stay with the horse and the new owner may continue to submit points providing the above rules are met. You must enter a minimum of 5 different categories to be considered for any award. There is no limit to the number of awards earned in any year. Points are accumulated throughout the year and are recorded by the owner/lesseeon the registration sheets. These forms must be submitted (or postmarked) by November 30 of each year. (points will count from Dec. 1 through to Nov. 30) Include your

registration fee with your first entry. Only paid entries will be recorded and considered for awards.

Morgan Trail Awards

Introduction: This award system is based on an idea begun a number of years ago

by Deanna & Sherri Wilson and in 2007 was further developed by the Canadian

Morgan Horse Association. This program is designed to acknowledge and reward

owners of Morgan horses and Part Morgan horses who consistently promote the

Morgan to equine lovers who use their horses for trail riding and driving.

Participating in all types of organized rides and drives demonstrates many of the

excellent qualities for which the Morgan horse is renowned – great disposition,

stamina, tractability, athleticism, soundness and beauty.Cost: 

One time $25.00 registration fee for the lifetime of the horse. 

How to Enter: A one time Registration fee must be submitted to the

CMHA office before points will count. You MUST be a current

CMHA member for points to count in that year. 

Download a Morgan Trail Award application/entry form from the Forms page. When filling out the points forms,

save them to your computer and then email to the office or print and mail.OR 
Contact the CMHA office

Download a Morgan Trail Award Mileage form from the Forms page or 
Contact the CMHA office

Awards: (Morgan and Part-Morgan)

1. Zone Awards by Division
2. National Awards by Division 
3. Life time Cumulative Awards leading up to Justin Morgan Honour Awards

 

Divisions: 

Pleasure Division The Pleasure Division will consist of mileage/points according to Table A, and are for those organized rides/drives where the horses are NOT being judged against fitness criteria, I.E. competitive. Example – charity ride/drives over a prescribed course, such as the Equine Foundation of Canada or judged pleasure ride/drives, club organized ride/drives, mileage ride/drives in conjunction with competitive or endurance events, etc. A descriptive flyer must be submitted for each event attended. 

Competitive Division The Competitive Division will consist of mileage/points according to Table B. Competitive events must be completed within a specific time limit at a moderate pace. Horses are judged and placed according to their condition or level of fitness throughout the event. A provincial, regional, national or international regulating body sanctions these events. A descriptive flyer must be submitted for each event attended. 

Endurance Division The Endurance Division will consist of mileage/points according to Table B. Endurance races vary in length from 50 –100 miles. Any ride under 50 miles counts for mileage only. Placings are made according to the order of finish, provided that the veterinary judges are satisfied that the horses are in good condition and capable of continuing in good health. Ride’N’Tie events are included in this division. A provincial, regional, national or international regulating body sanctions these events. A descriptive flyer must be submitted for each event attended. 

Rules: 

  • Only Purebred Morgans or Part Morgans registered with the Canadian Morgan Horse Association in the name of their current owner who is a resident of Canada, are eligible. A copy of the papers showing ownership must be submitted with the initial entry and with each change of owner. 

  • Horses may be ridden/driven by anyone but the prizes will be awarded only to the registered owner or lessee. 

  • If the horse is sold, points will stay with the horse and prizes will be awarded to the new owner.

  • Horses may earn points in more than one division in one season, but each event is only eligible for points in one division. 

  • All Canadian and International events will eligible for points. 

  • Points earned between December 1st of the previous calendar year and November 30th of the present calendar year will be eligible. 

  • Entries will be audited. 

  • Lifetime mileage awards will be accumulated from all divisions and reflect the exact mileage completed. 

Lifetime Mileage Awards:

The top 2 horses will receive Champion and Reserve Champion 
Zone Certificates for each zone yearly. 

The top 2 horses from across Canada will receive National Champion and 
National Reserve Champion Certificates yearly. 

1,000 miles receives a Justin Morgan Award 

4,000 miles will be a Superior Justin Morgan Award

2007 will be considered the “Grandfather Year”. Horses that were originally entered in the original Morgan Trail Sweepstakes that are still competing may, on provision of verified mileage, count those miles previously earned. Horses that were not originally entered in the Morgan Trail Sweepstakes may count verified miles earned from 2004-2006 in 2007 only. All entry requirements must be met.

Morgan owners who have joined the Morgan Trail awards and also own horses that were part of the original Morgan Trail Sweepstakes and are now retired from competition, may receive recognition of lifetime miles completed by providing verified mileage for the years 2004 –2006 inclusive. Recognition will be in the Canadian Morgan magazine. 

Responsibility of the CMHA:

Any proposed changes will be reviewed at the semi-annual (Fall) Board Meeting with the final decision made by the executive and implemented at the beginning of the next competitive year (Dec. 1 of the current year) Notification will be made in the January/February issue of the Canadian Morgan magazine which is distributed to all CMHA members. Points will be recorded annually and the totals are available After December 31 from the CMHA office. Entries with sufficient points for an award will be notified by mail by Dec. 31 and winners are encouraged to attend their Annual General Meeting and or the CMHA AGM/Convention to pick up their awards. Awards not picked up will be mailed. Winners names will be published in the Canadian Morgan Magazine.

Download a VMMA application/entry form from the Forms page or 
Contact the CMHA office

 
 

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