MHAA Honour Roll

MHAA Celebrating 40 years of Morgans and 20 years of Incorporation!

The first Morgan horses intended for riding came into Australia forty years ago in 1974. They were imported by Mr and Mrs George Reed of Orangeville, NSW. They imported a stallion, Saddleback Sultan and two mares; Saddleback Sundance and Green Meads Fashion. Morgan numbers have certainly grown in the last forty years, the Association has been formed, and many astute Australians are now experiencing the pleasure of being a Morgan horse owner.

However it wasn’t until 1990 that Morgan breeders started to get serious about formally promoting Morgan horses in this country. They decided that it was time to form the Morgan Horse Association of Australia, an entity that would be officially recognised by the American Morgan Horse Association. Key players in the formation of the association were George and Mary Reed, Bill Powell & Jenny Bird. Judi Anderson came on board very soon afterwards.

The Morgan Horse Association of Australia became incorporated in Australia on 21st January 1994.  The objectives of the Association as stated in its Rules are “to encourage and promote interest in, and the breeding and use of Morgan horses as versatile horses; to maintain and ensure the integrity of the records of the Morgan Horse Association of Australia registers and to encourage education and training of members, juniors and officials for the various activities of the MHAA, in co-operation with other Morgan associations.”

In 1994 MHAA presented its first breed show, which continues today under the name of the Australian National Morgan Show and it is now a showcase for the breed in Australia.

Twenty years later, in 2014, the MHAA has grown to the Association we see today. It was thanks to the efforts of the early Morgan “pioneers” that the Association was formed.  Life member, Judi Anderson, must receive a special mention here because she has been an active member of the Association since its very early days. It is also important to recognise the contribution made by Life Member Jenny Bird. Jenny has been one of the most active and enthusiastic breeders in the country and has introduced many people to Morgan horses. As we look through the Honour Roll we notice the names of many other people who have made a significant contribution to the MHAA and we thank them for their contributions that have led us to where we are in the present day.

The Morgan Horse Association retains the friendly, inclusive ‘club’ feel that it began with twenty years ago. It is continually moving forward into the future with an enthusiasm that is generated by the owners and lovers of the wonderful Morgan horse in Australia. We can only imagine what the next twenty years will bring!

Raise your glasses, I would like to propose a toast to the past and the future of the Morgan Horse Association in Australia!

Debbie Dowden

Secretary

Year President Vice Pres Secretary Treasurer Director NPO SLO Vic SLO NSW SLO Qld SLO SA SLO WA SLO NT SLO Tas MPF Co-ord Youth Liaison Pure Reg Part Reg Show Sec Web M’ship Chair
*AMHA Promotions Liaison ** AMHA Breeders Liaison *Youth Director ** Junior MM Editor
1991 George Reed Bill Powell *Bill Powell **Mary Reed Jenny Bird
1992 George Reed Bill Powell *Bill Powell **Mary Reed Judi Anderson Judi A Bill Powell Jenny Bird
1993 Bill Powell / Tom Groch Denise Owen Judi Anderson Bill Powell/Meg Christian Bill Powell *Bill Powell / Connie Wootton **Jenny Bird Judi Anderson Judi A Bill Powell Jenny Bird
1994 Tom Groch Denise Owen Judi Anderson Meg Christian Bill Powell *Connie Wootton **Jenny Bird *Larissa Chadwick Judi A Bill Powell Connie Wootton/Kerrie Powell, Judi Anderson, Denise Owen, Debra Key Meg Christian
1995 Tom Groch Denise Owen Judi Anderson Debra Allmonde-Key Bill Powell **Jenny Bird Diane Burgess Debra Key Renee Weeldenburg *Larissa Chadwick Judi A Kerrie Powell Kerrie Powell Meg Christian
1996 Tom Groch Diane Burgess Judi Anderson Debra Allmonde-Key Bill Powell **Jenny Bird Diane Burgess Debra Key Renee Weeldenburg *Larissa Chadwick/Kerrie Powell **Sarie Los Judi A Kerrie Powell Kerrie Powell Meg Christian
1997 Tom Groch Kevin Haddock Judi Anderson Vicki Haddock Bill Powell **Jenny Bird Diane Burgess Debra Key Renee Weeldenburg *Kerrie Powell **Sarie Los Judi A Kerrie Powell Kerrie Powell Meg Christian
1998 Martin Los Joanne Hayes Judi Anderson Vicki McCartney Bill Powell *Diane Burgess **Jenny Bird Diane Burgess Debra Key Renee Weeldenburg *Kerrie Powell **Sarie Los Judi A Kerrie Powell Kerrie Powell Meg Christian
1999 Martin Los / Tom Groch David Thorpe/Debra Key Judi Anderson Vicki McCartney Bill Powell *Diane Burgess **Jenny Bird Leonie Kable Peter Hawkins Diane Burgess Debra Key Renee Weeldenburg *Kerrie Powell **Sarie Los Judi A Kerrie Powell Kerrie Powell Meg Christian
2000 Tom Groch David Thorpe Judi Anderson Caroline Tarr Bill Powell *Diane Burgess **Jenny Bird Leonie Kable Peter Hawkins Diane Burgess Monica Irizarry / Debra Key Renee Weeldenburg *Kerrie Powell **Sarie Los Judi A Kerrie Powell Kerrie Powell Meg Christian
2001 Tom Groch Greg McDonald John Gorman Caroline Tarr Mitchell Powell *Diane Burgess **Jenny Bird Peter Hawkins Diane Burgess Monica Irizarry Renee Weeldenburg *Sarie Los Judi A Leonie Kable Kerrie Powell Meg Christian
2002 Greg McDonald Mitchell Powell John Gorman Caroline Tarr Duncan Terry Connie Kordell Judi A Deborah Gorman Mary Mitchell Monica Irizarry Renee Weeldenburg *Lana Collins Judi A Leonie Kable Jenni Vraca
2003 Jenny Bird Mitchell Powell Duncan Terry Caroline Tarr Rick Hayes Connie Kordell Leah Collins Deborah Gorman Kathy Lyons Monica Irizarry Renee Weeldenburg *Rachel Stephenson Judi A Leonie Kable Jenni Vraca
2004 Jenny Bird Mitchell Powell Duncan Terry Helga Frolich Rick Hayes Connie Kordell Sarie Los Deborah Gorman Kathy Lyons Noni Martin Renee Weeldenburg Stacey Galea, *Sue Terry & Jenni Vraca Judi A Leonie Kable Ann Poulter
2005 Jenny Bird Rick Hayes Duncan Terry Helga Frolich George Poulter Sarie Los Ngaire Brodie Deborah Gorman Kathy Lyons Noni Martin Pam Hay Anne-Marie Dare Lana Collins Judi A Leonie Kable Ann Poulter
2006 Leah Collins Jenny Bird Valerie Bremen Sandi Frolich George Poulter Ngaire Brodie Robyn Butson / Ngaire Brodie Deborah Gorman Kathy Lyons Noni Martin Renee Weeldenburg Anne-Marie Smith Susan Buckley Lana Collins Judi A Leonie Kable Noni Martin
2007 Leah Collins Jenny Bird Valerie Bremen Sandi Frolich Diane Burgess Jane Warren Tania Biancon Deborah Gorman Kathy Lyons Noni Martin Renee Weeldenburg Anne-Marie Smith Susan Buckley Lana Collins Judi A Leonie Kable Ngaire Brodie
2008 Jenny Bird Helga Frolich Leah Collins Sandi Frolich Diane Howard Jane Warren Judy Oldmeadow Deborah Gorman Kathy Lyons Noni Martin Sharon Addison Cortney McCartney Anne-Marie Smith Susan Buckley Megan Baxter Judi A Leonie Kable Ngaire Brodie
2009 Jenny Bird / Helga Frolich Helga Frolich / Clarie Chappell Melanie Harris / Lisa Wong Ngaire Brodie Caroline Tarr Jane Warren Elise Peters Deborah Gorman Kathy Lyons Kelly Murphy Sharon Addison Vicki Williams Anne-Marie Smith Susan Buckley Matthew Morgan Judi A Leonie Kable Sandi Frolich
2010 Helga Frolich Clarie Chappell Lisa Wong Ngaire Brodie Caroline Tarr Nila Latimer Elise Peters Simone Monaghan Kathy Lyons Kelly Murphy Debbie Dowden Vicki Williams Tania Biancon Susan Buckley Kym Henderson Judi A Leonie Kable Sandi Frolich Ngaire Brodie
2011 Clarie Chappell Helga Frolich Noni Martin Ngaire Brodie Caroline Tarr Nila Latimer Elise Peters Deborah Gorman Kathy Lyons Kelly Murphy Debbie Dowden Kym Henderson Anne-Marie Smith Susan Buckley Bianca Fouet-Curtayne Judi A Leonie Kable Kathy Lyons Ngaire Brodie
2012 Clarie Chappell Helga Frolich Sandi Frolich / Leah Collins Ngaire Brodie / Jacque Waters Diane Howard Jane Warren / Debbie Dowden Elise Peters Deborah Gorman Kathy Lyons Michele Meijer Debbie Dowden Vicki Haddock Anne-Marie Smith/Jacque Waters Susan Buckley Josie Anderson Judi A Leonie Kable Kathy Lyons Nila Latimer
2013 Clarie Chappell Ami Anderson Debbie Dowden Kath Hare Kelly Murphy Lisa Wong Elise Peters Deborah Gorman Kathy Lyons Michele Meijer Debbie Dowden Vicki Haddock Tammy Woolley Susan Buckley Josie Anderson Judi A Leonie Kable Kelly Murphy Nila Latimer
NOTE 1: In the early days of the Association, to be a Recognized AMHA Club, it was necessary to have office bearers in the positions of AMHA Promotions Liaison, AMHA Breeders Liaison, and Membership Chair. These requirements were later changed and our Board eventually assumed its current format.
NOTE 2: Debra Key (or Allmonde-Key) is now Debra Thompson; Diane Burgess is now Diane Howard; Anne-Marie Smith is Anne-Marie Dare; Meg Christian is now Meg Griffin; Connie Wootton is now Connie Kordell; Vicki Haddock is also Vicki Williams (Vicki McCartney and Vicki Haddock/Williams are different people)
Where two people are named in a position and separated by “/”, this means change of incumbent during the year