Western New York Morgan, May 28 - 30, 2021
The Western New York Morgan committee is working hard to bring us a 2021 edition of our horse show.
Our dates this year are scheduled for May 28-30, 2021. At this point we have all of our fingers and toes crossed that NY state will let us hold our show and are planning for the best.
We are excited to announce Mrs. Maureen Quackenbush will be joining us as our main ring judge. There will be some modifications made to our 2020 prize list, and as soon as those details are available we will make them public. Please stay safe and we hope to see all of our amazing exhibitors join us in 2021!
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Update, we continue to be optimistic that the NY Morgan will be held this year. 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 https://nyassembly.gov/mem/search/.
Find your state senator at https://www.nysenate.gov/senators-committees.
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