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2020 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
for being presented with the
2020 AMHA "A" Lifetime Achievement Award.
Laura's tireless dedication to the Association is greatly appreciated! We can't imagine anyone more deserving of this prestigious award!
Laura has been managing our AMHA local shows, Regional Shows, and our World Championship for many years. Some of you may already be aware of her diligently passionate love for the American Miniature Horse. Laura has continued, over many years, fussing over budgets and raising money. She has brought in tens of thousands of dollars in sponsorships to ensure the smooth running of our shows, providing quality awards, as well as making them profitable for AMHA.
In 2019, she raised $16,000 on her own to get sponsorships for classes for the betterment of AMHA. Laura has served in an advisory role contributing to many committees. She has served as a Director and served on the Executive Committee as Secretary and Treasurer. Laura has traveled back and forth to the AMHA office many times. She has given of her time to help the office save time and money, whether it is repurposing trophies, cleaning out the warehouse, inputting entries, etc. You name it ~ Laura can do it!
Laura’s dedication is above and beyond. Constantly thinking “what if” and “how can I” is a testament to her commitment! She always tries to be one step ahead, addressing issues so smoothly that one would never notice that a problem occurred!
She arrived at a facility, the evening before the show, to find it closed and locked. She realized she did not have her judges’ cards with her. She called her husband, John, but he didn’t answer. Early the next morning, she rushed to the facility to discover the judge’s cards were not there. She went to find an open copy shop, but there were none to be found. In desperation, she went to the local police department. She told them she had an emergency and did they know an open copy shop. They informed her that none were open at that early hour. They then asked if she had what needed to be copied. She did. The police ended up copying and cutting ALL the judge placement cards in time for her to get back and start the show on time! Side note: if you know Laura well, you know she probably didn’t sleep at all the previous night.
That is the dedication Laura has given to AMHA, its members, and exhibitors. Thank you, Laura, for all you do! You truly are “A”mazing!!
Titles and Awards
November 2019 (requested in 2019)
The American Miniature Horse Association offers the following special titles and awards upon request by the owner. Forms are available on the AMHA website. Using the Official AMHA Rule Book, please reference the prefix code and section in parenthesis after the title for the requirements met by these horses/exhibitors. Each horse and/or exhibitor listed below received a certificate recognizing their accomplishment.
*Pending vote of the membership at the 2021 AMHA Annual Meeting
AMHA REGISTER OF MERIT (PA-025-D)
The purpose of the Register of Merit award is to recognize and reward lifetime achievements of registered American Miniature Horses. Horses are awarded a Register of Merit when they have won at least seventy- five (75) points in any one class. Horses awarded this title may add the abbreviation ROM at the end of their registered name and may be advertised as such. A list of classes eligible for ROM are listed in the current AMHA Rule Book, see PA-030. You may request a show record of your horse from the office. See the work order for the current fee. When the title “Register of Merit” is achieved, the owner/exhibitor may request the ROM certificate from the AMHA office by submitting the proper form.
Hyde Away Ranch R Hot Stormy Night in Multi-Color Stallions or Geldings
Sierra Dawn Unos Bugattie in Open Hunter
Stars FR Jericho in Open Halter Obstacle
RHMF Geminis Twinklin Star in Open Stock Type Mares
RHMF Geminis Sparklin Kid in Multi-Color Stallions or Geldings
AMHA CHAMPION (PA-025-B)
Star FR Jericho owned by William and Rebecca Shepherd
AMHA SUPERIOR EVENT or HALTER HORSE (PA-025-C)
AMHA AMATEUR REGISTER OF MERIT (PA-027-D)
Pura Vidas Signature Silver Dollar shown by Susan Infante in Amateur Hunter
Mercedes Trick Shot shown by Mary Wilson in Amateur Halter Obstacle
RHMF Geminis Twinklin Star shown by Julie Hemenway in Amateur Stock Type Mares
AMHA AMATEUR CHAMPION (PA-027-B)
AMHA AMATEUR SUPERIOR EVENT or HALTER HORSE (PA-027-C)
Sierra Dawn Unos Bugattie Shown by William Shepherd, Jr in Amateur Hunter
AMHA YOUTH REGISTER OF MERIT (PA-026-E)
AMHA YOUTH CHAMPION (PA-026-E)
AMHA YOUTH SUPERIOR EVENT or HALTER HORSE (PA-026-D)