Preserving, Promoting, and Perpetuating the Morgan Horse

About Us

Organized in 1952, the NYSMHS is a recognized club of the American Morgan Horse Association.


We invite you to share our enthusiasm of the Morgan Horse whether it be by navigating our site, participating in one of our many events or becoming a member of the NYSMHS.


We welcome your interest and encourage you to contact us with any questions you might have.

Membership &
other Forms
Show News
Why Join the NYSMHS?
  • A free subscription to our e-newsletter “The Trader” published 11 times each year.

  • Reduced rates when advertising in “The Trader” which includes free posting of the same on the web Classifieds page.

  • Eligibility to participate in NYSMHS Member classes at applicable shows.

  • Voting privileges as noted by our By-Laws.

  • Free Member link to your website, on our web.

  • Inclusion in our hardbound NYSMHS Directory with the opportunity to list 8 of your horses for free.  Published every other year.

  • Consideration for members awards and recognition programs (Youth of the Year, Promotion, or Silver Horseshoe Awards.)

  • Eligibility to participate in our Futurity Program.

  • Eligibility to participate in our High Score Award Program.

Our Original WNY Morgan Horse Show Logo

Designed by Jeanne Mellin

Interested in running for office?

If you are interested in running for office, either one of the open Director positions in the Eastern, Central, or Western Districts please e-mail Marion Gaigal at: or phone: 631-258-8537. 


If you are interested in running for: President, V. President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, or Treasurer, please send notice of your intent to: or phone: 631-258-8537. 


All of the Officer positions are up for election, as are one Director's position in each of the three districts.  This is your organization.  Please consider joining the governing body, and sharing your talents and creative abilities with fellow Morgan enthusiasts.  

Trader Newsletter upadate

The Morgan Trader will now be delivered by email.

Please add to your contact list. If you do not receive the February newsletter please reach out to Kris at the email provided.

Show News

Update, we continue to be optimistic that the NY Morgan will be held.  Show dates will be September 15 - 18, 2021

AMHA Director and NYSMHS member Kate Kirsh has been working with AMHA to ask USEF to lobby the NYS Governor's Office to allow horse shows at state-owned facilities in 2021.  Unfortunately, the USEF is not willing to reach out other than to provide the attached materials as their not-for-profit status forbids lobbying.   However, they are adamant that these materials were used in other states, like KY, that were not permitting shows and all states that reviewed the materials ultimately permitted USEF shows to take place.  We believe that the shows that did take place in other states in 2020 were safe for all participants and did not result in any COVID-19 outbreaks in the horse show community.   Certainly 4H shows,  which generally have much greater attendance than our shows, were permitted in NYS in 2020 .

We need to get these materials out to our state leadership as soon as possible to begin the dialogue about permitting horse shows in 2021.  Please use the attached materials to reach out to county and state representatives with regard to both the Western NY and NY Regional shows.  You can find contact for your state Assembly member at


Find your state senator at


It would also be helpful for everyone to contact the Agriculture Committees for both houses. AND

Update....note that the Governor should also get copies of all emails as the closure was due to the Executive Order. His email is


Also, PLEASE PASS ON the attachments to everyone you know who shows horses in NYS.  The more breeds and disciplines speaking on this issue, the more likely that we will be heard.  




1. Letter from Bill Maroney to the states:


2.  Entire Toolkit:


Coby Holowacz, President NYSMHS