Whether you are looking to excel in the show ring by achieving Hall of Fame or All Star status, you'll find several shows to choose from - visit our Show Schedule for more details. The two national shows hosted by the organization, the ASPC Congress and AMHR Nationals bring the highest level of competition to the show ring and represent breed perfection. Awards are presented at the annual National Convention in November, this includes the Pony of the Year, Horse of the Year, Breeder of the Year, People Hall of Fame and ASPC and AMHR Hall of Fame Awards.

The addition of AMHR Western Stock Halter Division and Classes was proposed by Jacki Loomis at the 2017 Annual Convention and passed.  Ten (10) Introductory Western Stock Halter Classes will be offered in 2018.  There are 23 additional classes that can be offered but these are non-rated classes (no points awarded). This new division celebrates the diversity of the miniature horse and welcomes new and old members from the Western Stock Horse world. 

The information and rules for this division will be included in the AMHR Halter Division Rules section of the official Rulebook.

AMHR Western Stock Halter

General Impression: The appearance of the AMHR Miniature Horse exhibited in the Western Stock Halter classes will be that of a small, attractive, durable athlete exhibiting usability, a willing temperament and good manners. The Western Stock Halter horse will be a balanced athlete with a smooth, fit, well-muscled body.  The gait of the Western Stock Halter horse will be purposeful and ground-covering with straight, low strides that have little flexion of the knees and hocks.  The head and neck will be carried in a level, relaxed position extending out from the body.  The Western Stock Halter horse will have adequate bone and substance for its sex, it will not be fine or delicate which are negative traits for a Western Stock Halter horse who should exhibit usability.

Judging Criteria:  Shall be judged using the Standard of Style of the Western Stock Halter horse and the required Presentation and Appointments specified for this division, judged 75% on conformation and 25% on presentation and appointments.

Conformation:

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       i.  Head:  The head to be attractive, dished or not and in correct proportion to the body with small, erect ears  opening forward.  The eyes to be large and wide-set over well opened nostrils.  A short muzzle and well-formed mouth showing neither parrot mouth nor undershot jaw are desirable.
      ii.  Neck:  The neck to be medium length, slightly arched and smooth with a clean cut throat latch allowing for proper air intake when at work.  The neck should join the body at an approximate 45-degree angle just above the shoulder and should be faulted when the neck joins the body too low.  Neck carriage should be relaxed and natural extending out from the body instead of up.
    iii.  Shoulders:  The well sloped shoulder, approximately 45-degrees, in conjunction with a short, strong back, allows the horse to move with a long smooth stride.
    iv.  Chest and Forelegs:  As shown by a deep heart girth and wide-set forelegs, the horse is broad chested and set atop straight legs originating from the corners of the body, narrow chest should be faulted.  The legs to be smooth jointed with short cannon bones, clean ankles and moderately angled fetlocks of medium length.
     v.  Body:  Round, full ribbed with nicely defined muscling and well-sprung ribs; back and loin short and well-muscled, underline long.  
    vi.  Hindquarters:  Muscular, rounded croup and well-angled hip of a performance horse; the hindquarters and gaskin to be deep and fully muscled through the thigh, stifle, gaskin and down to the hock indicating strength and usability.  Hocks wide set, deep and straight.
   vii.  Gait:  Purposeful and ground-covering with straight, low strides that have little flexion of the knees and hocks and looks suitable to a horse whose work could be outside of the show ring. 

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Presentation and Appointments:  Class Procedure:  The Western Stock Halter horse will be shown in equipment and appointments of the traditional Western Stock show ring.  It will exhibit good manners and responsiveness to its handler, it will stand quiet and square for inspection.

  •     Presentation:  The Western Stock Halter horse will be asked to perform a flat-footed four-beat walk past the judge(s) and a two-beat jog away from the judge(s) making a 90 degree turn.  The exhibitor will primarily present and work from the horse's left-hand side as is the custom of the Western Stock halter ring although other positions are also allowed.  The horse will be asked to stand square with all four feet flat on the ground and at least one front and one rear cannon bone perpendicular to the ground, judge may instruct exhibitor to stand horse square if needed.  Stretching, baiting (enticing horse with any body part, equipment or material) and excessive jerking or harsh use of the lead line to be viewed as a negative toward the presentation score.

        Horse to be shown clean and well groomed, body clipped or not, with full mane and tail with the length left  to the discretion of the exhibitor.  In the tradition of the Western Stock show ring, excessive clipping, and razoring or balding of the face, muzzle and eyes to be viewed as a negative toward the presentation score.

  •     Equipment:  The Western Stock Halter horse will be shown in a leather, bio-thane or nylon halter and lead of the traditional western style, halter may be adorned or not.  Arabian cable style halters are prohibited.  The lead may have a chain or not, chains will be used under the chin; chains over the nose or lip chains are prohibited.

  •     Attire:  Ladies should wear jackets or blouses with slacks, skirts or dresses of the Western type.  No bare shoulders.  Hats are optional but should be of the Western type if worn.  Gentlemen should wear Western attire with or without a Western hat.

Height:  The height of the Western Stock Halter horse will conform to those in the AMHR Standard and Halter Division Rules (Section X - Halter Division Rules, 3.2 B.)  For show purposes the Western Stock Halter horse will conform to those in the AMHR Standard and Halter Division Rules (Section X - Halter Division Rules, 3.6)

Eligibility:  The Western Stock Halter horse will conform to the eligibility rules in the AMHR Standard and Halter Division Rules (Section X - Halter Division rules, 3.3).  Entry in a driving or performance class is not required to participate in Western Stock Halter.

Disqualifications:  The Western Stock Halter horse will be disqualified for showing in incorrect equipment or for violation of rules in the AMHR Standard and Halter Division Rules (Section X - Halter Division rules, 3.2 L)

Artificial Appliances and Irritants:  The Western Stock Halter horse will conform to the rules on Artificial Appliances and Irritants in the AMHR Standard and Halter Division Rules (Section X - Halter Division rules, 3.4)

Cross-Entering:  No cross entering at a show between Halter Divisions with the exception of Amateur, Youth, Solid Color, Multi-Color classes when separate classes are not offered for the Western Stock Halter Horse.

Hall-of-Fame and All-Star Points:  Points earned in other Halter divisions do not transfer to Western Stock Halter.  Points earned in Western Stock Halter do not transfer to other Halter divisions.

Classes:  An introductory slate of 1st year classes in the Western Stock Halter division are proposed below (Table 1).  A permanent slate of 2nd year and ongoing classes in the Western Stock Halter division are proposed below (Table 2)  At the discretion of the Board of Directors, additional classes may be approved and may be offered in the same size, age and exhibitor groups as AMHR Halter with the exception of Model which is not offered in the Western Stock Halter division.  At the discretion of the Board of Directors, Western Stock Halter classes shall be designated as Hall-of-Fame and All-Star eligible.

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Two national shows hosted by the organization, the ASPC Congress and AMHR Nationals, bring the highest level of competition to the show ring and represent breed perfection. There are also levels of achievement that include All Star, Hall of Fame and Excellence awards. Choice awards are presented at the annual National Convention in November, this includes the Pony of the Year, Horse of the Year, Breeder of the Year, People Hall of Fame and ASPC and AMHR Hall of Fame Awards.

The following are the current ASPC/AMHR shows. Click on the month to expand or close the listing of events for that month. If there is an "A" at the beginning of the event, it has been approved. Those with a "P" are pending. Those with a "C" have been cancelled per the show manager. We regularly update the printable show schedule as well.  

2020 Show Schedule

March 2020

P Mar 13-14 Bell County Spring Show - Belton, TX, Laura Mullen
(607) 769-6743, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, CLassic, Modern, ASPR

P Mar 14 PCMHC March Madness - Norco, CA, Jennifer Humphrey
(909) 705-6326, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, CLassic, Modern

P Mar 26 Kick-Off Arizona AMHR Show - Scottsdale, AZ, Laura Mullen
(607) 769-6743, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR

P Mar 28 Touch of Class AMHR Show - Scottsdale, AZ, Laura Mullen
(607) 769-6743, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR

April 2020

P April 10-12, Daffodil Dandy Show - Glen Rose, TX, Tracey Slagle
(308) 624-0212, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P April 11, PCMHC April Flowers - Norco, CA, Jennifer Humphrey
(909) 705-6326, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, CLassic, Modern

P Apr 17-19, National Area VII Show - Rancho Murieta, CA, 
AMHR, CLassic, Modern, ASPR

P Apr 18-19, OMHCI Red River Shoot Out - Purcell, OK, Ruby Priore
(918) 576-1452, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic

P Apr 25-26, Indiana Circuit Show #1 - New Castle, IN, Merry Wicke
(815) 573-8007, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

May 2020

P May 1-2, Minis Horsin Around - Glen Rose, TX - Laura Mullen
(607) 769-6743, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, CLassic, Modern, ASPR

P May 2-3, Rio Grande Classic - Albuquerque, NM - Jesse Bynum
(405) 328-9639, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR

P May 9-10, Area VI SP&MHBA Club Show #1- Salina, KS - Heather Franklin
(785) 539-0423, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR Classic Modern, ASPR

P May 16-17, San Antonio MHC Family Fiesta Show - TBD
AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P May 16-17, Indiana Circuit Show #2 - New Castle, IN, Merry Wicke
(815) 573-8007, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P May 16-17, South Dakota Spring Thaw - Brookings, SD, Tracey Slagle
(308) 624-0212 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P May 22-24, National Area II Show - Centreville, MI, Jesse Bynum
(405) 328-9639, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, CLassic, Modern, ASPR

P May 23-24, OMHCI Mini Stampede - Purcell, OK, Ruby Priore
(918) 576-1452, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic

P May 23-24, Bluegrass Classic - Liberty, KY, Lisa Leonard
(270) 929-6292, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR Classic Modern, ASPR

P May 29-31, National Area VI Show - Cedar Rapids, IA, Dixi Cohea
(636) 290-6258, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P May 30-31, Bluestem Miniature Horse Club Show - Lincoln, NE, Tracey Slagle
(308) 624-0212, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

June 2020

P June 6-7, Niagara Co AMHR & Shetland Show - Lockport, NY, Cheryl Bish
(716) 439-4499, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern

P June 12, BCMHC 8th Annual Spring AMHR Show - Chilliwack, BC, 
AMHR

P June 12-14, National Area I Show - Horseheads, NY, TBD
AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P June 12-14, National Area III Show - Ocala, FL, Laura Mullen
(607) 769-6743, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P June 12-14, National Area V Show - Glen Rose, TX, Tracey Slagle
(308) 624-0212, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P June 13-14, All American Miniature Horse Show - Cedar Rapids, IA, Dixie Cohea
(636) 290-6258, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR

P June 13-14, Area VI SP&MHBA Club Show #2 - Salina, KS, Heather Franklin
(785) 539-0423, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P June 19-20, Chambersburg Saddle Club Triple Showcase - Dillsburg, PA, Laura Mullen
(607) 769-6743, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic

P June 19-20, Heartland AMHR Classic - Hutchinson, KS, Heather Franklin
(785) 539-0423, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR

P June 19-21, National Area VIII Show - Spanaway, WA, 
() AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P June 19-21, National Area IV Show - Gifford, IL,  Merry Wicke
(815) 573-8007 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P June 26-28, ISEOA Summer Spectacular - New Castle, IN,  Merry Wicke
(815) 573-8007 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P June 27, EUSAM Dutch International Open-Triple Point - Aalten, NL, Els Dijkstra
31610642226, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P June 27,  PCMHC June Jamboree - Norco, CA, Jennifer Humphrey
(909) 705-6326, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, CLassic, Modern

July J2020

P July 3-4, Mild Minis & Hot Poonies Chile Sensation - Albuquerque, NM, Marilyn Novat
(505) 865-6568, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic

P July 4-5, Area II Championship Show - Circleville, OH
() AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P July 4-5, Area VI SP&MHBA Club Show #3 - McCook, NE, Heather Franklin
(785) 539-0423, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P July 10-12, Evergreen Spectacular - Spanaway, WA, 
() AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P July 11, The Extravaganza - Grassie, ON, Pam Christopher
(289) 696-0259,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P July 11-12, NEW State Show - Pulaski, WI, Tom Kuczer
(920) 609-3429, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR

P July 11-12, Indiana Circuit Show #3 - New Castle, IN, Merry Wicke
(815) 573-8007, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

 

P July 25-26, European Nationals - Kronenberg, NL, Els Dijkstra
31610642226, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P July 27- Aug 1, ASPC/ASPR Shetland Congress - Lake St. Louis, MO
(309) 263-4044, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Classic, Modern, ASPR, NSPPR

August 2020

P Aug 1-2, NEW State Show - Pulaski, WI - Tom Kuczer
(920) 609-3429, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR

P Aug 6, Mississippi Valley Fair - Davenport, IA, Brian Wales
(309) 269-4824, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR

P Aug 8, The Summer Classic - Grassie, ON, Pam Christopher
(289) 696-0259, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P Aug 8-9, SEWMHC Cheese Head Classic - Elkhorn, WI, Merry Wicke
(815) 573-8007, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR

P Aug 15-16, Bluegrass Round-Up - Bowling Green, KY, Lisa Leonard
(270) 929-6292, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P Aug 15-16, EUSAM World Championship Show - Kronenbeig, NL, Els Dijkstra
31610642226, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern

September 2020

P Sept 10-20, AMHR National Show - Tulsa, OK
(309) 253-4044, AMHR

P Sept 26, OMHCI Wild N Wooly - Purcell, OK, Ruby Priore
(918) 576-1452, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic

October 2020

P Oct 3, The Gobbler - Grassie, ON, Pam Christopher
(289) 696-0259, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P Oct 10-11, Indiana Circuit Show #4 - New Castle, IN, Merry Wicke
(815) 573-8007, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR

P Oct 30-31, Halloween Spooktacular - Glen Rose, TX, Tracey Slagle
(308) 624-0212, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., AMHR, Classic, Modern, ASPR