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Member Meetings, Trail Rides, Shows, we've got them all.  Click on the links below for more information.  

General Meetings are held twice a year,  a Mid-Year meeting around May or June,  Then a Year-End meeting, usually the first weekend in December.  

The 2020 Annual Membership Meeting of the New York State Morgan Horse Society will be held via virtual Zoom Meeting/Conference Call-in for this year.  During the October Budget Meeting, also held using Zoom/Conference format, the Board voted unanimously to cancel plans for in-person meeting and banquet and move instead to the virtual format for the December meeting.  Although the meeting and banquet would have followed all NYS and Onondaga County Covid regulations and recommendations, the Board determined that this year’s situation made the virtual meeting the more responsible choice for all membership.


Meeting Information:

Date: Saturday December 5, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Two options: join Zoom Meeting online, or call in to join meeting via conference (phone number call-in, no internet required)


Zoom Meeting and Call-In information: All Board Members and Directors will receive information via email the week of November 30. 

All NYSMHS members who wish to attend the meeting virtually or by phone, contact Annette Bakic, NYSMHS Recording Secretary, a.bakic@jemtechgroup.com  for Meeting ID and Password information or for Conference Call number.


All are encouraged to attend the NYSMHS Annual Membership Meeting.

***Please note: because of the restrictions imposed this year, the Board unanimously voted in the August 11,2020  NYSMHS Mid-Year Meeting to postpone the 2020 Election of Officers and Directors for 1 year.  Elections will take place in 2021.  All Board members agreed to continue in their elected roles through 2021.


Submitted by Annette Bakic

NYSMHS Recording Secretary

Trail Rides

For further info on upcoming rides, Contact Sally Conkling, jconk@frontiernet.net


Western NY Morgan is our kick off show in May, with the NY Morgan Show wrapping up the season in September.  You can view specific show information at this link.

Other Events

Our two biggest annual events are the NYSMHS High Score Banquet, and the NY Stallion Service Auction.  The High Score Banquet is traditionally the first Saturday of December.

The 2021 Auction Will Be January 30, 2021
Del Lago Casino in Waterloo, NY.  Visit their site at this link.

As we near Jan. 30th, and the NYSSA 2021 Stallion Auction, the following individuals, and groups deserve recognition for all of their hard work and effort to create an enjoyable, safe, Morgan event.  


Many thanks to: Coby Holowacz, Judy Manchester-Vassie, Lynn Peeples, Rebecca Cooper, Catelyn Lynch, Katie Murray, Jeff/Amy Bessey, Karen Lassell, Shane Darnell, Equine Sports Council, Val Low, Patti Waring, Vicki McKane, Jennifer Countryman, Jim Bedient (New York Grape Growers), Ledyard Farm-Bill Haines, Kevin Schengrund, Champion Hill-Olivia and Josh Piatt, Taylor River Farm, The Gove Family, Tamra Lynch, Joe Gaigal, the Morgan community of stallion owners: 36 stallions donated to the 2021 offering-2 Name Your Mare Lots, six Morgan Horse Show Committees: Buckeye, Morgan Gold Cup, Mass. Morgan, NE Regional, NY Regional, Tri-State--donating stalls and/or, show packages as non-stallion auction items, Judy Nason, Marsha De Arriaga and Scott Shepard, Saddlehorse Report, The Morgan Horse, Freedmans, Debbie and Drake Gaetano, Headlines Boutique, Syracuse,  Terry Young Photography, Terry Young, Ivan Beattie, John Bennett, del Lago Casino, Rapid Print, and the list grows as the non-auction items continue to be gathered, daily.


In the last 5 months, I've started more than a few conversations with; "Would you do me a favor?"  "Would you be willing to make a few phone calls?"  "Would you be willing to be a vendor at an event?"  "Would you consider donating to the 2021 NYSSA Auction?"  In all those contacts, no one turned me away.  This is what #Morganstrong looks like! Maya Angelou wrote; "It takes a Village."  The collection of contributors, donors, volunteers, workers is the equine version of her famous work.  We don't have a village, we have herd!  


The On Line Bidding begins on Jan. 17th and will continue through Jan. 29th.  The 2021 NYSSA will be held on Jan. 30th, del Lago Casino, Waterloo, NY.  Under New York State Covid-19 guidelines 50 people can attend the event.  Strict enforcement of the guidelines are in place.  Masks are required, socially distanced seating has been established.  The Ball Room at del Lago Casino is the site for the event.  Registration for the event is available at the following site: www.equinesportscouncil.org.


Bid early, bid often!

Sincerely, Marion Gaigal-NYSSA, chair


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